Definition of Haptoglobin

1. Noun. A protein in plasma that binds free hemoglobin and removes it (as from wounds).

Generic synonyms: Protein



Definition of Haptoglobin

1. Noun. (protein) A protein in blood plasma that binds free hemoglobin released from erythrocytes and thereby inhibits its oxidative activity ¹

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Definition of Haptoglobin

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Medical Definition of Haptoglobin

1. Acid _2 plasma glycoprotein that binds to oxyhaemoglobin that is free in the plasma and the complex is then removed in the liver. Tetrameric (2 _, 2 _ subunits): the existence of two different _ chains in humans means that haptoglobins can exist in three variants in heterozygotes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haptoglobin

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Literary usage of Haptoglobin

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"A haptoglobin immunological test system is a device that consists of the ... of haptoglobin may aid in the diagnosis of hemolytic diseases (diseases in ..."

2. Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents: Medical Management Guidelines for by Jonathan Borak, Kent R. Olson (1996)
"Arsine preferentially binds to hemoglobin, forming an arsine/hemoglobin/haptoglobin complex, which may play a direct role in hemolysis and subsequent ..."

3. The Female Client and the Health-Care Provider by Janet Hatcher Roberts, Carol Vlassoff (1995)
"haptoglobin Studies in KA Patients The haptoglobin status of 100 patients admitted to the hospitals was studied through the polyacrylamide gel ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"On the other hand, the levels of C3c and C4 components of complement, alpha 1-acid glycoprotein, ceruloplasmin, haptoglobin and antistreptolysin О were ..."

5. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"Barbosa, J.; Seal, US; and Doe, RP Effects of anabolic steroids on haptoglobin, orosomucoid, plasminogen, fibrinogen, transferrin, ..."

6. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Finally, the following factors have been associated with increased incidence of skeletal fluorosis: pre-existing inflammation; increased serum haptoglobin ..."

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