haptoglobin

(redirected from Haptoglobins)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Haptoglobins: Haptoglobin Test

hap·to·glo·bin

 (hăp′tə-glō′bĭn)
n.
A plasma protein that is a normal constituent of blood serum and functions in the binding of free hemoglobin in the bloodstream.

[Greek haptein, to bind, fasten + (hemo)globin.]

haptoglobin

(ˌhæptəˈɡləʊbɪn)
n
1. (Biochemistry)
a. a protein that is present in blood plasma and can join with free haemoglobin
b. (as modifier): haptoglobin genes.
2. (Biochemistry) (as modifier): haptoglobin genes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haptoglobin - a protein in plasma that binds free hemoglobin and removes it (as from wounds)
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
Translations

hap·to·glo·bin

[MIM*140100 & 140210]
n. haptoglobina, mucoproteína que se une a la hemoglobina libre en el plasma.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
An additional 2 patients showed signs of in vitro hemolysis on day 14 (increased LDH and potassium levels but haptoglobins level within reference ranges).
The primary objective was to assess the proportion of patients with posttreatment hemolysis, which was defined as a low haptoglobin level (<0.
Alpha-2 region are haptoglobins, ceruloplasmin and macroglobulin.
Transferrins, haptoglobins, and ceruloplasmins among tribal groups of Madagascar.
Clinical and in vitro studies have demonstrated that the genetic polymorphism of the abundant plasma protein haptoglobin (Hp) may play a role.
Amino-acid sequence of a chains of human haptoglobins.
The eight differentially expressed proteins included third party data (TPA): vitamin D-binding protein precursor (GC), complement C4 precursor (C4), paraoxonase 1 (PONI), A2M, endopin 1 (EN1), TPA: apolipoprotein A-IV precursor (APOA4), alpha-1-antitrypsin, and haptoglobin (HP).