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New function of a key component in the immune system discovered
The complement proteins that circulate in our blood are an important part of our immune system. They help identify bacteria, viruses and other harmful organisms, making it easier for our white blood cells to find and neutralize dangerous microbes. Researchers have now discovered a previously unknown function of the central complement protein, C3, which describes how C3 regulates autophagy.