eosinophil cationic protein


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eosinophil cationic protein (ECP),

protein the level of which in serum of clotted blood reflects the rate of activation of circulating eosinophils.

e·o·sin·o·phil cat·i·on·ic pro·tein

(ECP) (ē'ō-sin'ō-fil kat'ī-on'ik prō'tēn)
A protein the level of which in serum of clotted blood reflects the rate of activation of circulating eosinophils.
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Eosinophil cationic protein has an RNase activity <1% of that shown by eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (15).
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MBP increases smooth muscle reactivity, and MBP, eosinophil peroxidase, and eosinophil cationic protein are known to have cytotoxic effects on respiratory epithelium.