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- Matsushita M, Thiel S, Jensenius J, Terai I, Fujita T. Proteolytic activities of two types of mannose-binding lectin-associated serine protease. J Immunol. 2000;165:2637-42 pubmed..C2 was activated by both MASPs. C1 inhibitor (C1 INH), an inhibitor for C1r and C1s, formed equimolar complexes with MASP-1 and MASP-2 and inhibited their proteolytic activities. ..
- Matsushita M, Kuraya M, Hamasaki N, Tsujimura M, Shiraki H, Fujita T. Activation of the lectin complement pathway by H-ficolin (Hakata antigen). J Immunol. 2002;168:3502-6 pubmed..C4 was activated by H-ficolin preparations bound to PSA which had been coated on ELISA plates. These results indicate that H-ficolin is a second ficolin which is associated with MASPs and sMAP, and which activates the lectin pathway. ..