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lipopolysaccharide-binding proteinA trace plasma protein that binds to the lipid A moiety of bacterial lipopolysaccharide–LPS or to endotoxin–a glycolipid present in the outer membrane of all gram-negative bacteria
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One of many acute-phase proteins released into the serum in patients with a gram-negative bacterial infection; it helps to defend the body against sepsis by binding and transferring bacterial endotoxin.
See also: protein
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