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The complement system in stherosclerosis and arthritis


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Title: The complement system in stherosclerosis and arthritis
Authors: Persson, Linda 1971-
Issue Date: 2004
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Medical Biochemistry
Institutionen för medicinsk och fysiologisk kemi
Date of Defence: 2004-12-03
Disputation: Föreläsningssal Ivan Ivarsson , Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg, kl 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: complement
C3
factor B
ASP
atherosclerosis
hyperlipidemia
arthritis
Abstract: The complement system plays an essential role in the humoral immune response. Activated complement has diverse functions, including the initiation of inflammation, recruitment of leukocytes, clearance of immune complexes, neutralization of pathogens, regulation of antibody responses and disruption of cell membranes. The complement system can be activated by three pathways: the classical, the lectin and the alternative pathway.The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of the complement... more
ISBN: 91-628-6308-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/16375
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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