serum globulin


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serum globulin

[′sir·əm ′glä·byə·lən]
(biochemistry)
The globulin fraction of blood serum.
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Pregnant women, infants and people with weakened immune systems who are exposed to the virus may receive a protein injection called immune serum globulin within six days of exposure to prevent measles or reduce the symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In contrast, serum globulin, also known as nonalbumin pro-inflammatory protein, has complex components, including acute phase proteins, immunoglobulins, interleukins, and tumor markers (19).
Mean serum total protein, serum albumin, and Serum globulin levels were lower in cases as compared to controls and the difference was statistically significant (p<0.001).
Ballow, "Mechanisms of action of intravenous immune serum globulin in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases," Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Serum globulin showed significant elevation (p value=0.0005) with a mean value of 3.281 [+ or -] 0.571, compared to controls 2.56 [+ or -] 0.64.
Serum globulin level was also low in the test group, 2.28 mg/dl compared to the slightly elevated 3.51 mg/dl in sera of the control group, but statistically, the relationship was significant P<0.05.
Research has confirmed that hypoalbuminemia was accompanied with high levels of serum globulin in ADR-induced rats [18].
In this study, predicted FEV1%, serum globulin, and serum magnesium levels were identified as independent predictors of acute exacerbations of COPD and serum magnesium level was the most significant of these predictors.
METH-injected rats + chlorogenic or caftaric acid exhibited a highly significant increase (P < 0.01) in serum globulin where chlorogenic acid was more effective than caftaric acid.
Further investigations at this point showed Hb 14.5 g/l, white cell count 5.5 x [10.sup.9]/l, neutrophils count 3.3 x [10.sup.9]/l, platelets 245 x [10.sup.9]/l, prothrombin time 12.3 seconds, activated partial thromboplastin time 36.1 seconds, serum creatinine 69 micromol/l, serum proteins 71 g/l, serum albumin 46 g/l and serum globulin 25 g/l.
Biochemical tests were normal except slight elevation of serum globulin. VDRL, Hepatitis B, C and HIV serology were all negative.
The serum globulin was calculated by subtracting albumin from STP (Javed et al., 2010).

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