Complement nomenclature-deconvoluted

Suzanne S. Bohlson, Peter Garred, Claudia Kemper, Andrea J. Tenner*

*Corresponding author for this work


In 2014, specific recommendations for complement nomenclature were presented by the complement field. There remained some unresolved designations and new areas of ambiguity, and here we propose solutions to resolve these remaining issues. To enable rapid understanding of the intricate complement system and facilitate therapeutic development and application, a uniform nomenclature for cleavage fragments, pattern recognition molecules (PRMs) and enzymes of the lectin pathway and regulatory proteins of the complement system are proposed, and a standardization of language to designate different activation states of complement components is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1308
JournalFrontiers in Immunology
Issue numberJUN
Pages (from-to)1308
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2019

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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