Number of humoral and cell membrane proteins that are involved in the complement system in higher vertebrates

Range >30 proteins
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Pinto MR, Melillo D, Giacomelli S, Sfyroera G, Lambris JD. Ancient origin of the complement system: emerging invertebrate models. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007 598: 372-88 DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-71767-8_26 p.372 2nd paragraphPubMed ID17892225
Comments P.372 2nd paragraph: "In this context, the complement system, the major effector arm of vertebrate innate immunity, represents a link between innate and adaptive immunity (Song et al. 2000). In higher vertebrates, it involves more than 30 humoral and cell membrane proteins that are organized into different activation and effector pathways."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117099