ceruloplasmin

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ceruloplasmin

 [sĕ-roo″lo-plaz´min]
an alpha2-globulin of the plasma, being the form in which most of the plasma copper is transported.

ce·ru·lo·plas·min

(sĕ-rū'lō-plaz'min), [MIM*117700]
A blue, copper-containing α-globulin of blood plasma, with a molecular weight of about 122,000 and 6 or 7 atoms of copper per molecule; involved in copper transport and regulation, and can reduce O2 directly without known intermediates; has ferroxidase and polyamine oxidase activities. Ceruloplasmin is absent in congenital Wilson disease.
[L. caeruleus, dark blue]

ceruloplasmin

/ce·ru·lo·plas·min/ (sĕ-roo″lo-plaz´min) an α2-globulin of plasma believed to function in copper transport and its maintenance at appropriate levels in tissue; levels are decreased in Wilson's disease.

ceruloplasmin

(sə-ro͞o′lō-plăz′mĭn)
n.
A blood glycoprotein to which copper is bound during transport and storage.

ceruloplasmin

[siro̅o̅′lōplaz′min]
Etymology: L, caelum, sky; Gk, plassein, to shape
a blue glycoprotein in plasma that transports 96% of the plasma copper. A major decrease is seen in Wilson's disease.

ceruloplasmin

Ferroxidase Clinical chemistry A dehydrogenase produced in the liver involved in copper detoxification and possibly in mopping up excess oxygen radicals or superoxide anions ↑ in Neoplasms, inflammation, liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, pregnancy, OCs, estrogen therapy ↓ in Wilson's disease, Menkes' kinky hair syndrome, hepatitis, cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, sprue, scleroderma of small intestine. See Copper.

ce·ru·lo·plas·min

(sĕ-rū'lō-plaz'min)
A blue, copper-containing alpha-globulin of blood plasma; involved in copper transport and regulation, and can reduce O2 directly without known intermediates. Ceruloplasmin is absent in congenital Wilson disease.
[L. caeruleus, dark blue]

Ceruloplasmin

A protein circulating in the bloodstream that binds with copper and transports it.
Mentioned in: Wilson Disease

ceruloplasmin

an alpha2-globulin of the plasma, being the form in which most of the plasma copper is transported. Used as a measure of the copper status of animals.