Wat does 'c' stands for in c-reactive protein?
Question posted by harry728 on 20 July 2010
Last updated on 22 September 2021 by Jessica Assokane
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation (an acute-phase protein). The C in C-reactive protein is just a representative figure like the A in Vitamin- A.
CRP was so named because it was first discovered as a substance in the serum of patients with acute inflammation that reacted with the C- (capsular) polysaccharide of pneumococcus.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation (an acute-phase protein). Its physiological role is to bind to phosphocholine expressed on the surface of dead or dying cells (and some types of bacteria) in order to activate the complement system via the C1Q complex[.
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