Definition of Ceruloplasmin

1. Noun. (protein) A blue metalloprotein that contains copper; it acts as a ferroxidase in association with transferrin ¹



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Definition of Ceruloplasmin

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Medical Definition of Ceruloplasmin

1. A blue copper containing dehydrogenase protein (135 kD) found in serum (200-500_g/ml) that is apparently involved in copper detoxification and storage and possibly also in mopping up excess oxygen radicals or superoxide anions. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceruloplasmin

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certitudes
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cerule
cerulean
cerulean blue
ceruleans
cerulein
ceruleins
cerulenin
ceruleous
cerulescent
ceruleus nucleus
ceruloplasmin (current term)
ceruloplasmins
cerumen
cerumenolysis
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cerumens
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ceruminoma
ceruminosis
ceruminous
ceruminous glands
ceruse
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Literary usage of Ceruloplasmin

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1. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive and by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"For example, serum copper and serum ceruloplasmin activity are reduced when the ... Extracellular superoxide dismutase and ceruloplasmin activity are not ..."

2. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Silver apparently antagonizes copper metabolism by interfering with the copper-transporting and oxidase functions of ceruloplasmin. ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"ceruloplasmin is one of the main serum antioxidants, and this defect in ... This defect may be related to oxidation of ceruloplasmin in the lung. ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"ceruloplasmin is the protein responsible for transporting copper throughout the ... This drop in copper and ceruloplasmin levels is indicative of copper ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... ceruloplasmin changes in serum levels during malignant conversion of Shope papillomas (rabbits), 157, 694 Cesium chloride effect on buoyant density of ..."

6. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"Sufficient plasma copper and ceruloplasmin are associated with improved verbal and long-term memory, increased clustering of verbal material (strategy), ..."

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