haptoglobin


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haptoglobin

[′hap·tə‚glō·bən]
(biochemistry)
An alpha globulin that constitutes 1-2% of normal blood serum; contains about 5% carbohydrate.
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"We have now addressed, in three independent studies, the ability to target specifically haptoglobin 2-2 individuals with antioxidant treatment, particularly vitamin E," said Dr.
The presence of normal coagulation results, which favor TTP, as well as evidence of reticulocytosis and intravascular hemolysis (indicated by elevated LDH and low haptoglobin) led to the decision to initiate TPE.
Race-induced change in haptoglobin concentrations differed between COL and [NAT.sub.2000] (respectively, + 0.24 [+ or -] 0.08 vs - 0.15 [+ or -] 0.09 g x [l.sup.-1]; p < 0.05).
Young have "built a better mousetrap" - in this case, a test that pinpoints haptoglobin levels in hours rather than days.
However, under stimulation by zymosan, in the particular case where CLI was lower in group Inf than in group N-Inf, CLIs obtained in EP were positively correlated with albumin, prealbumin, Zn and Ca and negatively correlated with haptoglobin, CRP, IgG and IgA levels (Table IV).
Type 1 APP, which include AGP, complement component 3, SAA, CRP, haptoglobin and hemopexin, are regulated by IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-[alpha] and also by glucocorticoids.
[USA], Mar 31 (ANI): A new research has revealed that preterm babies born without haptoglobin, a protein in blood cells; have higher odds of brain bleeding, cerebral palsy and death.
(31,33,34) The reduction of plasma haptoglobin is considered a reliable marker for the rapid identification of accelerated in vivo RBC damage irrespective of the site of hemolysis.
A unique protein similar to haptoglobin has been discovered by proteomics method in the peritoneal fluid of endometriosis patients (12).