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ficolin

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A family of molecules (L-ficolin/P35, H-ficolin/Hakata antigen, M-ficolin, ~300 aa) that, together with mannose-binding lectin (MBL), act as immune sensors and activate the lectin...

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immunological disorders

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The immune system consists of two major elements, an innate nonspecific mechanism which includes the phagocytosis of foreign objects, including pathogens, and a superimposed highly specific...

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mannose-binding protein

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(abbr.: MBP)

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a collectin secreted by hepatocytes as an acute‐phase response protein into human plasma. The clusters of lectin domains bind...

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scavenger receptors

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A structurally diverse family of macrophage receptors involved in the uptake of a variety of things including modified LDL. Six classes are recognized, with different binding preferences:...

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surfactant protein

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abbr.: SP; any of four proteins secreted by type II cells of alveoli and bronchial mucosa as constituents of pulmonary surfactant. SP‐A and SP‐D are collectins, having similar...

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