C3(H2O):Factor Bb cleaves C3 to C3b and C3a

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R-HSA-183130
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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C3(H2O):Factor Bb is a C3 convertase, sometimes referred to as the initial C3 convertase (iC3). The Factor Bb component catalyzes the hydrolysis of C3 to produce C3b and C3a. This reaction is not known to be directly coupled to the association of C3b complexes with a cell surface. It is believed that a small proportion of C3b spontaneously associates with the cell surface, otherwise it is rapidly inactivated (Muller-Eberhard 1988).

Literature References
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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serine-type endopeptidase activity of C3(H2O):Bb [extracellular region]
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