Literature associating CD59 and complement component 3 deficiency
CD59 molecule, complement regulatory protein; Potent inhibitor of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC) action. Acts by binding to the C8 and/or C9 complements of the assembling MAC, thereby preventing incorporation of the multiple copies of C9 required for complete formation of the osmolytic pore. This inhibitor appears to be species-specific. Involved in signal transduction for T-cell activation complexed to a protein tyrosine kinase; Blood group antigens
Synonyms: CD59, CD59p, hCD59, CD59-001, CD59-002 ...