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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.
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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"
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hap·to·glo·bin

[MIM*140100 & 140210]
n. haptoglobina, mucoproteína que se une a la hemoglobina libre en el plasma.
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Moestrup, "Receptor targeting of hemoglobin mediated by the haptoglobins: roles beyond heme scavenging," Blood, vol.
Wain, "Recurrent mutation at the classical haptoglobin structural polymorphism," Nature Genetics, vol.
Blennow et al., "Haptoglobins as markers of blood-CSF barrier dysfunction: the findings in normal CSF," Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol.
Haptoglobin (Hp) is an acute phase protein that binds to extracellular haemoglobin (Hb) with very high affinity.
Javid, "Human haptoglobins.," Current Topics in Hematology, vol.
Several studies suggest that haptoglobin polymorphisms may play an important role in the immune response against various infectious diseases because of their oxidizing action and immunomodulatory properties in other pathologies.
Galatius-Jensen, The Haptoglobins. A Genetical Study, Dansk Videnskabs Forlag, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1960.
Haptoglobin (Hp) is an abundant acute-phase protein as well as an innate antioxidant involved in the scavenging of free haemoglobin [16].
Transferrins, haptoglobins, and ceruloplasmins among tribal groups of Madagascar.
Human haptoglobins. Curr Top Hematol 1978;1:151-92.
Receptor targeting of hemoglobin mediated by the haptoglobins: roles beyond heme scavenging.
Laboratory investigations were parasitologic (thick and thin blood smears), hematologic (differential blood count), and biochemical (haptoglobin, lactate dehydrogenase [LDH], C-reactive protein, potassium, and sodium levels and renal and liver function tests) examinations; screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency; and immunohematologic examinations (direct and indirect antiglobulin test, including testing with enzyme-treated erythrocytes).