The membrane attack complex of complement (C5b 9) is identical in composition regardless of which pathway of activation was instrumental in its formation. Band V protein was consistently a subunit of the soluble complex. Since band V protein is not required for complement dependent cytolysis, it probably represents a membrane site equivalent in serum of the nascent C5b 9 complex.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy