"CD59 Antigens" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Small glycoproteins found on both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD59 restricts the cytolytic activity of homologous complement by binding to C8 and C9 and blocking the assembly of the membrane attack complex. (From Barclay et al., The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook, 1993, p234)
- CD59 Antigens
- Antigens, CD59
- Membrane Attack Complex Inhibition Factor
- Membrane Inhibitor of Reactive Lysis
- Homologous Restriction Factor 20
- CD59 Antigen
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