acute-phase protein


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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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Because the latter is a negative acute-phase protein, GlycA elevations in inflammatory states are presumed to reflect increased concentrations of the former 4 proteins.
In the current study, detection of anti-Aspergillus antibodies, Aspergillus antigen, and Aspergillus toxin (fumigaclavine A), protein electrophoresis and measurement of acute-phase protein concentrations were performed on serum of 18 adult and plasma of 21 juvenile gyr-saker hybrid falcons (Falco rusticolus X Falco cherrug).
The rapid, disposable, in-office assay provides the interpretation of both Myxovirus Resistance Protein A (MxA), an interferon derivative that becomes increased in the presence of acute viral infection, as well as C-reactive Protein (CRP), an acute-phase protein that is higher when bacterial infection is present.
The acute-phase protein response to infection in oedematous and nonoedematous protein-energy malnutrition.
CRP is an acute-phase protein produced by the liver.
Fundamentally, an acute MI triggers a systemic response to a necrotic insult characterized by leukocytosis and acute-phase protein synthesis.
Classification of systemic amyloidosis AL (light-chain immunoglobulin) Plasma-cell/immunocyte dyscrasia Multiple myeloma AA (serum protein A) Acute-phase protein produced in response to inflammation Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, osteomyelitis, tuberculosis, familial Mediterranean fever Gastric carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, Hodgkin's disease A[beta]2M ([[beta].
Acute-phase protein synthesis in human hepatoma cells: differential regulation of serum amyloid A (SAA) and haptoglobin by interleukin-1 and interleukin-6.
Acute-phase response of human hepatocytes: Regulation of acute-phase protein synthesis by interleukin-6.
It becomes even more concentrated in the blood of chickens that are fighting infections, turning out to be a major acute-phase protein (APP).
This acute-phase protein response is an important component of the SIR, since most acute-phase reactants serve to modulate the inflammatory process.