caeruloplasmin

caeruloplasmin

A copper-containing globulin formed in the liver. Deficiency causes WILSON'S DISEASE, and blood levels are very low in acute liver failure.
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[24.] Gibbs K, Walshe JM (1979) A study of the caeruloplasmin concentrations found in 75 patients with Wilson's disease, their kinships and various control groups.
Caeruloplasmin maintains levels of functional enzyme activity during differentation of K562 cells," The Biochemical Journal, vol.
Ceruloplasmin is one of the so called acute phase reactants which increase non-specifically in response to acute inflammation and it seems very likely that in our patients raised serum copper was a secondary result of high levels of caeruloplasmin rather than a primary disturbance of copper metabolism.
Kosteretal., "Serum caeruloplasmin as a coronary risk factor in the elderly: the Rotterdam Study," British Journal of Nutrition, vol.
Walshe, "Wilson's disease: the importance of measuring serum caeruloplasmin non-immunologically, " Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, vol.
Blood was sent away for analysis of serum copper and caeruloplasmin. Both levels were reported as zero (below detection limits), and a repeat sample was requested to confirm the findings.
In this case the patient had negative viral serology and a normal ferritin and caeruloplasmin but her positive autoantibodies raise the possibility of autoimmune hepatitis.
Caeruloplasmin and green plasma in women taking oral contraceptives, in pregnant women, and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
ANA, HIV, VDRL, serum caeruloplasmin levels, serum [B.sub.12] level, thyroid function tests were normal.
Failure to confirm ferritin and caeruloplasmin as risk factors for the extent of coronary arteriosclerosis.
Mechanisms of caeruloplasmin biosynthesis in normal and copper-deficient rats.
Inhibition of the fenton reaction by the protein caeruloplasmin and other copper complexes.