Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
FunctionConstituent of the membrane attack complex (MAC) that plays a key role in the innate and adaptive immune response by forming pores in the plasma membrane of target cells.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in C6 are the cause of complement component 6 deficiency (C6D) [MIM:612446]. A rare defect of the complement classical pathway associated with susceptibility to severe recurrent infections, predominantly by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Neisseria meningitidis.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the complement C6/C7/C8/C9 family. Contains 1 EGF-like domain. Contains 2 Kazal-like domains. Contains 1 LDL-receptor class A domain. Contains 1 MACPF domain. Contains 2 Sushi (CCP/SCR) domains. Contains 3 TSP type-1 domains.
Post-translational modificationsAll cysteine residues are assumed to be cross-linked to one another. Individual modules containing an even number of conserved cysteine residues are supposed to have disulfide linkages only within the same module.