18 October, 2008

C-reactive protein

Photo: Rapid Latex agglutination method for C-reactive protein
             concentration in Blood.
C-reactive Protein
C-Reactive protein is named for its property of precipitating with
the group-specific C polysaccharides of the cell wall of the
pneumococcus in the presence of Ca ions. It was discovered in
1941 by Dr. MacLeod and Avey.

    Acute phase protein
    M.Wt.                           : 110,000~ 144,000
    site of production       : liver
    Normal serum value :  less than 1.0 mg/100ml
    Increased in :   acute infections and inflammatory change 
                            or necrosis.
    measurement method:  precipitation with specific antiserum.