Complement nomenclature 2014

Mol Immunol. 2014 Oct;61(2):56-8. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2014.07.004. Epub 2014 Jul 28.


The first update since 1981 of the nomenclature used in the field of complement has been completed by the Complement Nomenclature Committee established under the auspices of the International Complement Society (ICS) and by the boards of the ICS and the European Complement Network (ECN). Recommended names of complement pathways, proteins, protein complexes, protein fragments and receptors are listed. Authors are urged to use these names in their published and presented works.

Keywords: Complement; Nomenclature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Complement System Proteins / classification*
  • Humans
  • Terminology as Topic*


  • Complement System Proteins