Structure of a soluble, glycosylated form of the human complement regulatory protein CD59.Fletcher, C.M., Harrison, R.A., Lachmann, P.J., Neuhaus, D.
(1994) Structure 2: 185-199
- PubMed: 7520819
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)00020-4
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
1CDQ, 1CDR, 1CDS
- PubMed Abstract:
CD59 is a cell-surface glycoprotein that protects host cells from complement-mediated lysis by binding to and preventing the normal functioning of the complement proteins C8 and/or C9 which form part of a membrane penetrating assembly called the membrane attack complex. CD59 has no structural similarity to other complement proteins, but is an example of a plasma protein domain type found also in murine Ly-6 proteins and the urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor.
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.