Hemopexin is a developmentally regulated, acute-phase plasma protein in the chicken.
G Grieninger, TJ Liang, G Beuving, V Goldfarb, SA Metcalfe, U Muller-Eberhard
J Biol Chem | Published : 1986
Identity has been established between chicken hemopexin and alpha 1-globulin "M," a plasma known for the hormone responsiveness of its synthesis in monolayer cultures of embryonic chicken hepatocytes (Grieninger, G., Plant, P. W., Liang, T. J., Kalb, R. G., Amrani, D., Mosesson, M. W., Hertzberg, K. M., and Pindyk, J. (1983) Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 408, 469-489). Identification was based on immunological cross-reactivity, electrophoretic behavior on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gels, heme-binding capacity, and pattern of cleavage by proteolytic enzymes. Electroimmunoassays were used to investigate plasma protein levels, particularly those of hemopexin, in the acute-phase response and ..View full abstract