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Complement C8 deficient serum human

for complement assays

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Description

Analysis Note

C8 is depleted by immunoadsorption as judged by a highly sensitive hemolytic assay.

Physical form

Supplied as a solution in PBS, pH 7.4

Application

Complement C8 is one of the end terminals of the complement system contained in the membrane attack complex (MAC). A deficiency of C8 may result in an increased susceptibility to Neisseria meningitidis. The most common mutation resulting in a C8 deficiency is a C to T transition in exon 9 of the C8 beta gene. Recent research however, has also discovered that two separate heterogeneous mutations may result in C8 deficiency in patients displaying recurrent meningococcal meningitis. These mutations are a duplication mutation on exon 7 and a mutation on exon 3.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Serum naturally deficient in C8 may actually contain some C8, though in greatly reduced quantity. Terminal complement complex is present at trace levels in such sera.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Plasma Derived Proteins and Enzymes

Despite their complexity, blood and plasma are abundant biological resources for the discovery of drug targets and biomarkers for human disease. It is estimated that plasma may contain as many as 40,...
BioFiles 2006, 1.5, 2.
Keywords: Applications, Gas chromatography, Type

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