Membrane Attack by Complement (With Comments on Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity)

  • Manfred M. Mayer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 146)


As shown in the simplified scheme in Fig. 1, the complement system comprises two routes of activation, the classical and the alternative activation pathways, and a single membrane attack sequence which can be initiated by either one of the activating pathways.


Human Serum Albumin Lipid Bilayer Channel Formation Complement Protein Target Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred M. Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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