Complement component 7

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C7
Available structures
PDBOrtholog search: PDBe RCSB
Identifiers
AliasesC7, complement component 7, complement C7
External IDsOMIM: 217070 MGI: 88235 HomoloGene: 489 GeneCards: C7
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 5 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 5 (human)[1]
Chromosome 5 (human)
Genomic location for C7
Genomic location for C7
Band5p13.1Start40,909,497 bp[1]
End40,984,643 bp[1]
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_000587

NM_001243837

RefSeq (protein)

NP_000578

NP_001230766

Location (UCSC)Chr 5: 40.91 – 40.98 Mbn/a
PubMed search[2][3]
Wikidata
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Complement component 7 is a protein involved in the complement system of the innate immune system. C7 is part of the membrane attack complex (MAC) which creates a hole on pathogen surfaces, leading to cell lysis and death.

Its primary task is to bind the C5bC6 complex together. This junction alters the configuration of the protein molecules, exposing a hydrophobic site on C7 that allows the C7 to insert into the phospholipid bilayer of the pathogen.

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  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000112936 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.