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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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Acute phase proteins in patients with acute coronary syndrome: Correlations with diagnosis, clinical features, and angiographic findings.
Diagnostic significance of the major acute phase proteins in veterinary clinical chemistry : a review.
In particular CRP is a useful marker for infection in elderly patients and is superior both to other acute phase proteins and to the erythrocyte sedimentation rate [5-7].
Nonspecific components of the immune system, acute phase proteins (APPs) inhibit the continuity of tissue damage, isolating and destroying the pathogenic agent and activating the process of tissue repair necessary for returning to normality (MURATA et al.
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Release of inflammatory cytokines initiates the production of spectrum of acute phase proteins (such as C-reactive protein, haptoglobin, transferrin etc) by the liver cells.
This acute phase protein binds with the cell wall Cpolysaccharide of Streptococcus Pneumonae and agglutinate the organism and so named as C-Reactive Protein (CRP).
Human keratinocytes and monocytes release factors which regulate the synthesis of major acute phase proteins in hepatic cells from man, rat and mouse.
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