decay accelerating factor


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decay accelerating factor

[di¦kā ik′sel·ə‚rād·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A plasma protein involved with complement regulation on the red blood cell surface; it accelerates the breakdown of C3 and C5 convertases. Abbreviated DAF.
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Lublin, "Structure of the gene for human complement protein decay accelerating factor," Journal of Immunology, vol.
Differential expression of complement proteins and regulatory decay accelerating factor in relation to differentiation of cultured human colon adenocarcinoma cell lines.
The vaccine is based on an antibody which mimics a naturally occurring molecule called Decay Accelerating Factor (DAF, CD55) which is present and often over expressed in a range of cancers including colorectal and ovarian.