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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The value of various parameters " C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell (WBC) count, lymphocyte/leucocyte ratio, interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-10, IL-4, IL-5, IL-12, tumour necrosis factor alpha ( TNF), endotoxin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), procalcitonin, fibrinogen, alpha 2-macroglobulin, alpha 1- antitrypsin, D-lactate " for diagnosis of AA have been studied.
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