bactericidal permeability-increasing protein
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BPIA gene on chromosome 20q11.23 that encodes a lipopolysaccharide-binding protein associated with human neutrophil granules, which has
bactericidal activity on gram-negative bacteria.
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bactericidal permeability-increasing proteinA protein that acts on bacteria, especially meningococci, to increase their membrane permeability and so kill them. It also binds to and clears bacterial toxin. The substance has been proposed as a one of the modalities for treating bacterial MENINGITIS.
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