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CRP

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Dr. Myers Explains CRP

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Gene Music Using Protein Sequence of CRP "C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, PENTRAXIN-RELATED"

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Chronic Inflammation and Cancer

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Cardiovascular Inflammation: Why Not Just Do a CRP Test?

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Dr Myers Explains CRP gene

C-reactive protein (CRP) is an annular (ring-shaped), pentameric protein found in blood plasma, whose levels rise in response to inflammation. It is an acute-phase protein of hepatic origin that increases following interleukin-6 secretion by macrophages and T cells. Its physiological role is to bind to lysophosphatidylcholine expressed on the surface of dead or dying cells in order to activate the complement system via C1q.
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  • History 

  • Nomenclature 

  • Genetics and structure 

  • Function 

  • Serum levels 

  • Clinical significance