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Accumulating evidence indicates that activation of the complement system is crucial for the development of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). This Review provides an overview of the role of complement activation in AAV, and discusses how targeting this pathway can provide opportunities for treatment.NEXT ARTICLE
An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...