haemopexin
Single-chain haem-binding plasma b1-glycoprotein (57 kD) ; unlike haptoglobin does not bind haemoglobin. Present at around 1mg/ml in plasma. Responsible for transporting haem groups to the liver for breakdown. Structurally related to vitronectin and some collagenases.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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