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Acute Phase Proteins

The magnitude and rapidity of the changes in the concentrations of APPs, together with their short half-life, suggest an important role for these proteins in the establishment of host defense. APPs are regarded as having general functions in trapping of micro-organisms and their products, in activating complement, in binding cellular remnants like nuclear fractions, in neutralizing enzymes, scavenging free radicals, and in modulating the hosts immune response. Despite vast pro- and anti-inflammatory properties ascribed to individual APPs, their function during health and disease remains incompletely defined.

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Acute Phase ProteinsEdited by Sabina Janciauskiene

Published: July 24th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46063

ISBN: 978-953-51-1185-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7176-8

Copyright year: 2013

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12 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

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1. Immunoregulatory Properties of Acute Phase Proteins — Specific Focus on α1-Antitrypsin

By S. Janciauskiene, S. Wrenger and T. Welte


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2. Inflammation and Acute Phase Proteins in Haemostasis

By Simon J. Davidson


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3. The Role of Haptoglobin and Its Genetic Polymorphism in Cancer: A Review

By Maria Clara Bicho, Alda Pereira da Silva, Rui Medeiros and Manuel Bicho


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4. Role of SAA in Promoting Endothelial Activation: Inhibition by High-Density Lipoprotein

By Xiaosuo Wang, Xiaoping Cai, Saul Benedict Freedman and Paul K. Witting


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5. The Use of Acute Phase Proteins as Biomarkers of Diseases in Cattle and Swine

By Csilla Tóthová, Oskar Nagy and Gabriel Kováč


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6. Molecular Aspects of Human Alpha-1 Acid Glycoprotein — Structure and Function

By Kazuaki Taguchi, Koji Nishi, Victor Tuan Giam Chuang, Toru Maruyama and Masaki Otagiri


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7. Unique Assembly Structure of Human Haptoglobin Phenotypes 1-1, 2-1, and 2-2 and a Predominant Hp 1 Allele Hypothesis

By Mikael Larsson, Tsai-Mu Cheng, Cheng-Yu Chen and Simon J. T. Mao


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