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Complement membrane attack complex

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  1. CD59 acts to inhibit the complex

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  2. typically formed on the surface of intruding pathogenic bacterial cells as a result of the activation of the complement system, and it is one of the ultimate weapons of the immune system

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  3. initiated when the complement protein, C5 convertase, cleaves C5 into C5a and C5b

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  4. composed of a complex of four complement proteins (C5b, C6, C7, and C8) which bind to the outer surface of the plasma membrane, and many copies of a fifth protein (C9) that hookup to one another, forming a ring in the membrane

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  5. Similar hydrophobic sites on C8 and C9 molecules are exposed when they bind to the complex, so they can also insert into the bilayer

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  6. Membrane attack complex
    Membrane attack complex

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