C5b:C6:C7 translocates to the plasma membrane

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R-HSA-173720
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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C7 recruitment of C7 results in a weak association of C5b:C6:C7 with the target cell membrane, through a poorly characterized molecular mechanism (Muller -Eberhard et al. 1986). C5b and C6 remains loosely bound to C3b until C5b binds to C7 and induces it to undergo a hydrophilic-amphiphilic transition. Hydrophobic binding regions for phospholipid are thereby exposed, and the trimolecular complex is endowed with a metastable membrane binding site. Membranebound C5b-7 inflicts no harm on a cell but marks it for further assault.

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
3052276 Molecular organization and function of the complement system

Muller-Eberhard, HJ

Annu Rev Biochem 1988
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