retinol-binding protein

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ret·i·nol-·bind·ing pro·tein

a plasma protein that binds and transports retinol.

ret·i·nol-bind·ing pro·tein

(RBP) (ret'i-nol-bīnd'ing prō'tēn)
A carrier protein for transporting retinols to the liver.
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2011) have shown that resveratrol reduces Retinol-binding protein 4 expression in white adipose tissue.
Hix J, Martinez C, Buchanan I, Morgan J, Tam M and A Shankar Development of a rapid enzyme immunoassay for the detection of retinol-binding protein.
Circulating levels of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP1), retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), interleukin-6 (IL-6), visfatin, tumor necrosis factora (TNF-[alpha]), CTRP1 (all from Biovendor, Brno, Czech Republic), FGF21, and total adiponectin (all from Alpco Diagnostics; Salem, NH, USA) were measured using an enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) according to the manufacturer's protocols.
Cystatin C, beta 2-microglobulin, and retinol-binding protein as indicators of glomerular filtration rate: Comparison with plasma creatinine.
Serum retinol-binding protein and cellular retinol-binding protein (CRBPs) respectively is the extracellular and intracellular retinol binding protein (Guo et al.
2]-microglobulin, retinol-binding protein, and [[alpha].
A highly-specific receptor for the retinol-binding protein (RBP) is expressed in human placental brush border membranes and may regulate retinol uptake through binding of holo-RBP (17), which, in turn, would control the accumulation of retinol in the placenta and its transfer to the foetus as was shown by experiments with human perfused placenta (18).
Retinol-binding protein 4 and insulin resistance in lean, obese, and diabetic subjects.
In case-patient 4, the blood level of retinol-binding protein was 0.
They found that subjects with relatively low concentrations of serum retinol-binding protein (RBP) were were more likely to have evidence of DDT uptake and an increase in the plasma p,p'-DDE to p,p'-DDT ratio, which is indicative of long-term DDT exposure.
2004) Use of serum retinol-binding protein for prediction of vitamin A deficiency: effects of HIV-1 infection, protein malnutrition, and the acute phase response.