anaphylatoxin

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anaphylatoxin

[¦an·ə‚fil·ə′täk·sən]
(immunology)
The vasodilator principal, a toxic substance released by tissues of sensitized animals when antigen and antibody react.
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C3a moves as an anaphylotoxin. ASP is generated from C3a via carboxypeptidase N.
Medina, "Differential contributions of the complement anaphylotoxin receptors C5aR1 and C5aR2 to the early innate immune response against Staphylococcus aureus infection," Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland), vol.
A role for the C3a anaphylotoxin receptor in the effector phase of asthma.