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 is genetically associated with Alzheimer disease.
Alpha-2 macroglobulin attaches to the same cell surface protein as APP and APOE, the products of two other genes involved in Alzheimer's disease.

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