Jens Christian Jensenius

M-ficolin concentrations in cord blood are related to circulating phagocytes and to early-onset sepsis

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The pattern-recognition molecule M-ficolin is synthesized by monocytes and neutrophils. M-ficolin activates the complement system in a manner similar to mannan-binding lectin (MBL), but little is known about its role in host defense. Neonates are highly vulnerable to bacterial sepsis, in particular, due to their decreased phagocytic function.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Research
Issue4 Pt 1
Pages (from-to)368-74
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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