Synthesis of the ninth component of guinea pig complement (C9) in response to experimentally induced inflammation

M. Takahashi, S. Kawachi Takahashi, K. Yamamoto

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Abstract

Effect of turpentine induced inflammation on the serum content of C9 was studied in guinea pigs. A transient increase in the serum content as measured by an immunochemical method of Mancini was observed in all guinea pigs suffering from inflammation. The serum C9 reached a maximum of approximately 200% of the initial serum level at 4 days after the injection of inflammatory agent. From studies involving incorporation of [14C]leucine into C9, it was shown that the rate of C9 synthesis in guinea pigs with turpentine induced inflammation was increased significantly over that observed in normal guinea pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-893
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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