Protein Chemistry, Malmö

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Immunology in the medical area
  • Microbiology in the medical area
  • Rheumatology and Autoimmunity


  • Complement system


Our research is focused on the regulation of the complement system in health and disease. Complement is crucial part of innate immunity and thus protects host from infections and contributes to removal of dying cells. We study involvement of complement in pathology of rheumatic and inflammatory diseases as well as several types of cancer. Further, we investigate strategies developed by bacterial pathogens in order to avoid killing by complement, which results in infections. Our main focus is on various complement inhibitors such as C4BP and factor I but also newly discovered regulators such as SUSD4, CSMD1 and COMP. Recently we expanded our research into intracellular functions of complement proteins in particular in pancreatic beta cells.

Recent research outputs

David Ermert, Weckel, A., Magda, M., Mörgelin, M., Shaughnessy, J., Rice, P. A., Lars Björck, Ram, S. & Anna M. Blom 2018 May 15 In : Journal of Immunology. 200, 10, p. 3495-3505 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Michels, M. A. H. M., van de Kar, N. C. A. J., Okrój, M., Anna M. Blom, van Kraaij, S. A. W., Volokhina, E. B., van den Heuvel, L. P. W. J. & COMBAT Consortium 2018 Apr 4 In : Frontiers in Immunology. 9, APR, 612

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Van Den Heuvel, L., Kristian Riesbeck, El Tahir, O., Gracchi, V., Mariann Kremlitzka, Morré, S. A., Van Furth, A. M., Singh, B., Okrój, M., Van De Kar, N., Anna M. Blom & Volokhina, E. 2018 Jan 1 In : Journal of Human Genetics. 63, 1, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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