Further reading

Bhakdi S and Tranum-Jensen J (1987) Damage to mammalian cells by proteins that form transmembrane pores. Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology 107: 147-223.

Dalmasso AP (1996) The role of complement in xenograft rejection. In: Cooper DKC et al (eds) Xenotransplantation. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Esser AF (1994) The membrane attack complex of complement. Assembly, structure and cytotoxic activity. Toxicology 87: 229-247.

Falk RJ, Dalmasso AP, Kim Y et al (1983) Neoantigen of the polymerized ninth component of complement. Characterization of a monoclonal antibody and immunohistochemical localization in renal disease. Journal of Clinical Investigation 72: 560.

Mathey D, Schofer J, Schafer HJ et al (1994) Early accumulation of the terminal complement-complex in the ischaemic myocardium after reperfusion. European Heart Journal 15: 418-423.

Meri S (1994) Protectin (CD59). Complement lysis inhibitor and prototype domain in a new protein superfamily. The Immunologist 2: 149-155.

Müller-Eberhard HJ (1984) The membrane attack complex. Springer Seminars in Immunopathology 7: 93-141.

Müller-Eberhard HJ (1988) Molecular organization and function of the complement system. Annual Review of Biochemistry 57: 321-347.

Nicholson-Weiler A and Halperin JA (1993) Membrane signaling by complement C5b-9, the membrane attack complex. Immunology Research 12: 244-257.

Niehans GA, Cherwitz DL, Staley NA, Knapp DJ and Dalmasso AP (1996) Human carcinomas variably express the complement inhibitory proteins CD46 (membrane cofactor protein), CD55 (decay accelerating factor), and CD59 (protectin). American Journal of Pathology 149: 129-142.

Podack ER (1988) Assembly and structure of the membrane attack complex (MAC) of complement. In: Podack ER (ed) Cytolytic lymphocytes and Complement: Effectors of the Immune System, pp 173-184. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Rus HG, Niculescu F, Shin ML (1996) Sublytic complement attack induces cell cycle in oligodendrocytes. Journal of Immunology 156: 4892^1900.

Sims PJ, Wiedmer T (1995) Induction of cellular pro-coagulant activity by the membrane attack complex of complement. Cell Biology 6: 275-282.

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