alpha-2 macroglobulin

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alpha-2 macroglobulin

Plasma glycoprotein made principally by the liver that inhibits serine proteases, leukocyte elastase, and proteinase 3, but not matrix metalloproteinases.
See also: macroglobulin
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Alpha 2-macroglobulin, a multifunctional binding protein with targeting characteristics.