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Category:GO:0006956 ! complement activation

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DAG for GO:0006956id: GO:0006956

name: complement activation
namespace: biological_process
def: "Any process involved in the activation of any of the steps of the complement cascade, which allows for the direct killing of microbes, the disposal of immune complexes, and the regulation of other immune processes; the initial steps of complement activation involve one of three pathways, the classical pathway, the alternative pathway, and the lectin pathway, all of which lead to the terminal complement pathway." [GO_REF:0000022, GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
synonym: "complement activity" RELATED []
synonym: "complement cascade" EXACT [GOC:add]
synonym: "complement response" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0002252 ! immune effector process
is_a: GO:0002253 ! activation of immune response
is_a: GO:0006959 ! humoral immune response
relationship: has_part: GO:0072376 ! protein activation cascade

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0006956</GOterm>
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