"Acute-Phase Proteins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Proteins that are secreted into the blood in increased or decreased quantities by hepatocytes in response to trauma, inflammation, or disease. These proteins can serve as inhibitors or mediators of the inflammatory processes. Certain acute-phase proteins have been used to diagnose and follow the course of diseases or as tumor markers.
- Acute-Phase Proteins
- Acute Phase Proteins
- Proteins, Acute-Phase
- Proteins, Acute Phase
- Reactants, Acute-Phase
- Reactants, Acute Phase
- Acute-Phase Reactants
- Acute Phase Reactants
- Acute-Phase Protein
- Acute Phase Protein
- Protein, Acute-Phase
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