conglutinin


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conglutinin

[kən′glüt·ən·ən]
(immunology)
A heat-stable substance in bovine and other serums that aids or causes agglomeration or lysis of certain sensitized cells or particles.
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The identified proteins were conglutinin precursor, bovine fibrinogen, IgG1 heavy chain constant region, hemoglobin, complement component 3 and IgG2a heavy chain constant region.
The assays that are used routinely in clinical laboratories are based on (a) precipitation of CICs by polyethylene glycol, (b) interaction of CICs with complement (C1q assay), (c) detection of CICs bound to C3 (Raji cell assay, conglutinin assay), and (d) binding of CICs to Fc-recognizing molecules (mRF assay).
Unexpected possibilities for the use of conglutinin binding assay in inflammatory rheumatic diseases.