1. 1. Serum from the Pacific hagfish,Eptatretus stouti,contains a complement-like protein (CLP). 2. 2. CLP from unfractionated hagfish serum and from affinity-purified preparations binds to yeast cell surfaces. 3. 3. Incubation with CLP enhances the phagocytosis of yeast by hagfish leukocytes. 4. 4. CLP-mediated opsonization can be inhibited by anti-CLP antibody, EDTA, d(+)mannose and l(+)rhamnose. 5. 5. Additional opsomic factors are also in hagfish serum.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|