macroglobulin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1952 a highly polymerized globulin (as IgM) of high molecular weight

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  • Macroglobulin — A macroglobulin is a plasma globulin of high molecular weight. cite web |url=http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi bin/omd?macroglobulin |title=Definition: macroglobulin from Online Medical Dictionary |format= |work= |accessdate=] Elevated levels of… …   Wikipedia

  • macroglobulin — Globulin such as IgM that has a high molecular weight: 400 kD in the case of IgM, 725 kD in the case of alpha 2 macroglobulin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • macroglobulin — mac·ro·glob·u·lin .mak rō gläb yə lən n a highly polymerized globulin (as IgM) of high molecular weight * * * n. 1. (immunoglobulin M, IgM) a protein of the globulin series that is present in the blood and functions as an antibody, forming an… …   Medical dictionary

  • macroglobulin — mac·ro·glob·u·lin (măk rō glŏbʹyə lĭn) n. A plasma globulin of high molecular weight. * * * …   Universalium

  • macroglobulin — noun A plasma globulin of high molecular weight …   Wiktionary

  • macroglobulin — mac·ro·globulin …   English syllables

  • macroglobulin — n. 1) (immunoglobulin M, IgM) a protein of the globulin series that is present in the blood and functions as an antibody, forming an effective first line defence against bacteria in the bloodstream. See also: immunoglobulin 2) an abnormal form of …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • macroglobulin — ¦makrōˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary macr + globulin : a highly polymerized globulin (as IgM) of high molecular weight …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alpha-2-Macroglobulin — alpha 2 Macroglobulin, also known as α2 macroglobulin and abbreviated as α2M and A2M, is a large plasma protein found in the blood. It is produced by the liver, and is a major component of the alpha 2 band in protein electrophoresis. Structure… …   Wikipedia

  • alpha-2-macroglobulin — (= a 2 macroglobulin) Large (725 kD) plasma antiprotease with very broad spectrum of inhibitory activity against all classes of proteases. Apparently works by trapping the protease within a cage that closes when the protease sensitive bait… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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