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acute-phase protein

[ə¦kyüt ¦fāz ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
Any of a group of proteins that are produced by the liver and appear in the blood in increased amounts shortly after the onset of infection or tissue damage; they include C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, proteolytic enzyme inhibitors, and transferrin.
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This response involves the production of a large number of hepatocytes induced acute phase proteins such as CRP, alpha-2-Macroglobulin a and transferrin.
By testing the acute phase proteins using immunoassay, PetScreen achieved excellent levels of high performance, reproducibility and objectivity.
Acute phase proteins (APPs) are proteins that generally have a non-specific rapid response to such things as inflammation (infections, autoimmune diseases, etc.
We review current thoughts on well-known acute phase proteins to include the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP).
2] Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins, Department of Medicine, Royal Free Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London NW3 2PF, UK.
Competitive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for quantifying pre-mRNA and mRNA of major acute phase proteins.
LBP belongs to a class of plasma proteins called acute phase proteins, concentrations of which are known to increase in response to physiological stress.
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