C-reactive protein

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C-reactive protein

[¦sē rē‚ak·tiv ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
A plasma protein that is present normally in low concentration, and after trauma or infection in much higher concentration; the biological function is unknown.
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2] Nonstandard abbreviations: CRP, C-reactive protein; eNOS, endothelial nitric oxide synthase; EMP, endothelial microparticle; CEC, circulating endothelial cell; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; TLR4, Toll-like receptor 4; siRNA, small interfering RNA; HAEC, human aortic endothelial cell; BH4, tetrahydrobiopterin; DETA, diethylenetriamine; LOX-1, lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor 1; HuSA, human serum albumin; ACS, acute coronary syndrome.
There's no additional benefit to be gained from measuring CRP," Dr.
In this study, we aimed to determine the frequency of 1059G/C gene polymorphism and investigate the relationship of this polymorphism with serum CRP levels and CIMT as a cardiovascular marker in a group of Turkish type 2 diabetic patients.
Using a study population located in the Midwest United States, serum CRP levels were determined in two distinct groups, physician-diagnosed asthmatics/participants reporting frequent shortness of breath and nonasthmatic/shortness of breath participants.
This study, the largest study thus far on circulating CRP and colorectal cancer risk, allows us to test this hypothesis in a more definitive manner," Yang added.
It was suggested that the above lesser effects in the obese subjects might be due to higher CRP levels known to be present in obese people.
Carlson et al (8) performed a systematic survey of common nucleotide variation across the genomic region encompassing the CRP gene locus on 1q21-q23.
Sales that had more than one type of conservation contract were also excluded, because the records provided no way to disentangle that portion of the property that was subject only to the CRP contract.
CRP has also developed a process that is based on the combination of rapid prototyping technology, to manufacture the disposable pattern, and investment casting technology (lost wax casting), which it claims is superior in every respect, including the quality of the end product.
However, when the scientists administered the hormone along with CRP, leptin had no discernible effect on the rodents' appetites or weight.
Current recommendations for CRP testing use the same cut points to determine risk for everyone.
So clear is this association that according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, elevated CRP is now considered more of a risk factor for heart disease than are elevated total cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (NEJM, 3/23/00).