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- n. Any of a family of proteins characterised by calcium-dependent ligand binding
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CRP is a classic acute phase reactant that belongs to the pentraxin family of calcium dependent ligand-binding plasma proteins that play a role in the humoral innate response.
PTX3 (prototypic long pentraxin 3) is a fluid phase pattern recognition receptor, which plays nonredundant roles in the resistance against diverse pathogens, in the assembly of a hyaluronic acid-rich extracellular matrix, and in female fertility.