Immune Adherence by the Fourth Component of Complement

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Science  25 Jul 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3891, pp. 396-398
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3891.396


An immune complex becomes reactive in immune adherence after the specific binding of the fourth component of complement (C4). Immune adherence produced by the fourth component of complement is indistinguishable from classical immune adherence in terms of all parameters tested, except that it is entirely independent of the participation of the second and third components of complement.

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