anaphylatoxin inactivator

an·a·phyl·a·tox·in in·ac·ti·va·tor

(an'ă-fil-ă-tok'sin in-ak'ti-vā'tōr),
A serum carboxypeptidase that enzymatically cleaves and that terminates the activity of the anaphylatoxic complement fragments. See: anaphylatoxin.
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Isolation of a fragment (C3a) of the third component of complement containing anaphylatoxin and chemotactic activity and description of an anaphylatoxin inactivator of human serum.
Anaphylatoxin inactivator of human plasma: its isolation and characterization as a carboxypeptidase.
In the plasma compartment, this family of enzymes is represented by carboxypeptidase N (CPN, [3] EC 3.4.17.3; also known as lysine carboxypeptidase, kininase I, anaphylatoxin inactivator, or plasma carboxypeptidase B) and the more recently identified carboxypeptidase U (CPU; EC 3.4.17.20; also known as carboxypeptidase R, plasma carboxypeptidase B, or TAFIa).