Dictionary » H » 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.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,443 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link