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Acute-phase Proteins

  1. Cem Gabay1,
  2. Irving Kushner2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000497



How to Cite

Gabay, C. and Kushner, I. 2001. Acute-phase Proteins. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

  2. 2

    MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Acute-phase proteins form part of the systemic acute-phase response which accompanies inflammation. Their synthesis by hepatocytes is primarily regulated by inflammation-associated cytokines and their presumed functions are highly variable and diverse.


  • acute-phase proteins;
  • acute-phase response;
  • inflammation;
  • cytokines