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Figure 3

From: Characterization of early and terminal complement proteins associated with polymorphonuclear leukocytes in vitro and in vivo after spinal cord injury

Figure 3

Rat peritoneal PMNs express early proteins (C1q, C3, and C4) but not terminal proteins (C5, C6, C7, and C9) of the complement system, shown by rt-PCR. mRNAs were collected from rat peritoneal PMNs (5 × 106/ml) after 24 hours in culture with no stimulant or with PMA (0.64 μM), TNF-α (2000 U/ml), IFN-γ (2000 U/ml), or a combination of TNF-α and IFN-γ. Positive control mRNAs for all complement proteins and inhibitors (CD59 and Crry) of complement activation were isolated from rat liver, while negative controls were absent of mRNAs.

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