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Complement C3a

"Complement C3a" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The smaller fragment generated from the cleavage of complement C3 by C3 CONVERTASE. C3a, a 77-amino acid peptide, is a mediator of local inflammatory process. It induces smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION, and HISTAMINE RELEASE from MAST CELLS and LEUKOCYTES. C3a is considered an anaphylatoxin along with COMPLEMENT C4A; COMPLEMENT C5A; and COMPLEMENT C5A, DES-ARGININE.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Complement C3a" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Complement C3a" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 38 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1996 and 2005
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