SERUM AMYLOID P COMPONENT
\sˈɛɹəm ˈamɪlˌɔ͡ɪd pˈiː kəmpˈə͡ʊnənt], \sˈɛɹəm ˈamɪlˌɔɪd pˈiː kəmpˈəʊnənt], \s_ˈɛ_ɹ_ə_m ˈa_m_ɪ_l_ˌɔɪ_d p_ˈiː k_ə_m_p_ˈəʊ_n_ə_n_t]\
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Amyloid P component is a small, non-fibrillar glycoprotein found in normal serum and in all amyloid deposits. It has a pentagonal (pentaxin) structure. It acts as an acute phase protein in the mouse, modulates immunologic responses in man, inhibits elastase, and has been suggested as an indicator of liver disease.
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