Haptoglobin

Haptoglobin

(Science: protein) acid _2 plasma glycoprotein that binds to oxyhaemoglobin that is free in the plasma and the complex is then removed in the liver.

Tetrameric (2 _, 2 _ subunits): the existence of two different _ chains in humans means that haptoglobins can exist in three variants in heterozygotes.

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