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A Novel Antibody against Human Properdin Inhibits the Alternative Complement System and Specifically Detects Properdin from Blood Samples

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-299626
Pauly, Diana ; Nagel, Benedik M. ; Reinders, Jörg ; Kilian, Tobias ; Wulf, Matthias ; Ackermann, Susanne ; Ehrenstein, Boris ; Zipfel, Peter F. ; Skerka, Christine ; Weber, Bernhard H. F.
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Abstract

The complement system is an essential part of the innate immune system by acting as a first line of defense which is stabilized by properdin, the sole known positive regulator of the alternative complement pathway. Dysregulation of complement can promote a diversity of human inflammatory diseases which are treated by complement inhibitors. Here, we generated a novel blocking monoclonal antibody ...

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