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C-reactive protein (crp)
A byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation.

C-reactive protein is not normally found in blood, but when it is present, it indicates inflammation. In vitro it will precipitate when exposed to somatic C-polysaccharide (a complex sugar molecule) from the bacteria Pneumococcus.

CRP is synthesized by the liver in response to factors released by macrophages and fat cells (adipocytes).

It is not related to C-peptide or protein C.

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