Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A blood glycoprotein to which copper is bound during transport and storage.

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  • n. A blue metalloprotein that contains copper; it acts as a ferroxidase in association with transferrin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

cerul(ean) + plasm(a) + -in.

Examples

  • They show that APP is a bona fide iron oxidase, with properties much like the best-known iron oxidase (called ceruloplasmin), which is not expressed in neurons.

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  • In addition, markers of oxidative stress such as ceruloplasmin and clusterin were up-regulated as were genes related to hydrogen peroxide production.

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  • Light Blue: Factors VIII and V are duplicates of the ceruloplasmin family.

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  • I had borderline low serum copper and borderline low ceruloplasmin.

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  • There are persons that have too much copper in their liver yet have a copper deficiency, because of a lack of ceruloplasmin linked to adrenal fatigue from what I understand.

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  • Grange et al, reported increased levels of eight acute-phase reactants (AAT, α2-macroglobulin, transferrin, α1-acid glycoprotein, C-reactive protein, ceruloplasmin, haptoglobin, and the third component of complement) in human serum from Indonesian patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

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  • With Dr. David Gitlin at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Scheinberg developed a simple, inexpensive blood test in the early 1950s to detect abnormally low levels of ceruloplasmin, a protein that carries copper from the body.

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  • It is an antioxidant along with zinc, SOD (superoxide dismutase), and ceruloplasmin.

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  • In the past, little attention was paid to its role in human neoplasia, although it had been suspected that the expression of ceruloplasmin protein is related to ovarian cancer

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  • In one study, 600 mg of vitamin C daily did not decrease copper absorption or overall body copper status in young men, but led to lower ceruloplasmin levels similar to those caused by copper deficiency.

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