C polysaccharide
(= C substance)
Polysaccharide released by pneumococci which contains galactosamine-6-phosphate and phosphoryl choline. C-reactive protein is so called because it will precipitate this polysaccharide through an interaction with the phosphoryl choline.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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