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haptoglobin

Saltos de línea: hapto|glo¦bin
Pronunciación: /ˌhaptə(ʊ)ˈɡləʊbɪn
 
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Definición de haptoglobin en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein present in blood serum which binds to and removes free haemoglobin from the bloodstream.
Example sentences
  • The research team, led by Dr. Andrew Levy of the Faculty of Medicine, had earlier demonstrated that diabetics with a particular form of a blood protein called haptoglobin had as much as a 500% increased risk of developing heart disease.
  • Macrophages, scavenger-like cells that roam the body, have a surface receptor called CD 163 which binds the protein haptoglobin.
  • Deer in fact may be a little unusual in this respect in that they have unusually, low levels of another protein haptoglobin, which is involved in the clearance of haemoglobin.

Origen

1940s: from Greek haptein 'fasten' + (haemo)globin.

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