transcobalamin(redirected from Transcobalamin II)
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either of two plasma proteins, transcobalamin I and transcobalamin II, that bind and transport cobalamins, including vitamin B12 (see vitamin). Deficiency of transcobalamin II results in failure of immunoglobulin production, megaloblastic anemia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, and intestinal villous atrophy, and is correctable by vitamin B12 therapy.
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