Tag: Haptoglobin

Clinical Significance of Haptoglobin, an Acute Phase Protein

In the blood plasma, haptoglobin is an acute phase protein that has a high affinity for binding haemoglobin released from erythrocytes, reducing iron loss and renal injury while also inhibiting its oxidative activity. The acute phase response is modulated in a variety of ways by haptoglobin, which also possesses...
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