"Complement C5a" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The minor fragment formed when C5 convertase cleaves C5 into C5a and COMPLEMENT C5B. C5a is a 74-amino-acid glycopeptide with a carboxy-terminal ARGININE that is crucial for its spasmogenic activity. Of all the complement-derived anaphylatoxins, C5a is the most potent in mediating immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE), smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; HISTAMINE RELEASE; and migration of LEUKOCYTES to site of INFLAMMATION.
- Complement C5a
- C5a, Complement
- C5a Complement
- Complement, C5a
- Complement Component 5a
- Component 5a, Complement
- Complement 5a
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