A new cluster of complement component genes, including C4BP, C3bR, and FH, is described. Family segregation data indicate that FH is linked to the genes for C4-bp and C4bR, previously reported to be linked and to maintain linkage disequilibrium. This cluster is not linked to the major histocompatibility complex, which contains the genes for the complement components, C4, C2, and factor B, or to the C3 locus. These data further suggest that the organization of genes for functionally related proteins in clusters may be a rule for the complement system.
Human genes for three complement components that regulate the activation of C3 are tightly linked.
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S Rodriguez de Cordoba, D M Lublin, P Rubinstein, J P Atkinson; Human genes for three complement components that regulate the activation of C3 are tightly linked.. J Exp Med 1 May 1985; 161 (5): 1189–1195. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.161.5.1189
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