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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 105891, 7 pages
Mouse Ficolin B Has an Ability to Form Complexes with Mannose-Binding Lectin-Associated Serine Proteases and Activate Complement through the Lectin Pathway
1Department of Immunology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, 1-Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan
2Department of Applied Biochemistry, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
Received 3 October 2011; Accepted 8 November 2011
Academic Editor: Nobutaka Wakamiya
Copyright © 2012 Yuichi Endo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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