|Application ||WB, IHC-P|
|Calculated MW||65750 Da|
|Dilution||IHC-P (10 µg/ml), WB (1:200 - 1:2000)|
|Other Names||CFI, AHUS3, C3BINA, C3b-inactivator, C3B/C4B inactivator, Complement component I, Complement component factor i, Factor I, FI, KAF, I factor, I factor (complement), C3b-INA, Complement factor I, Light chain of factor I|
|Target/Specificity||Human 65 kD protein|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Antiserum|
|Precautions||Anti-CFI / Complement Factor I Antibody (Internal) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Trypsin-like serine protease that plays an essential role in regulating the immune response by controlling all complement pathways. Inhibits these pathways by cleaving three peptide bonds in the alpha- chain of C3b and two bonds in the alpha-chain of C4b thereby inactivating these proteins (PubMed:7360115, PubMed:17320177). Essential cofactors for these reactions include factor H and C4BP in the fluid phase and membrane cofactor protein/CD46 and CR1 on cell surfaces (PubMed:2141838, PubMed:9605165, PubMed:12055245). The presence of these cofactors on healthy cells allows degradation of deposited C3b by CFI in order to prevent undesired complement activation, while in apoptotic cells or microbes, the absence of such cofactors leads to C3b-mediated complement activation and subsequent opsonization (PubMed:28671664).|
|Cellular Location||Secreted, extracellular space. Secreted|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in the liver by hepatocytes (PubMed:6327681). Also present in other cells such as monocytes, fibroblasts or keratinocytes (PubMed:6444659, PubMed:17320177)|
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