Definitions for calgranulin a
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word calgranulin a
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A 10.8-kDa member of the S-100 family of calcium-binding proteins that can form homo- or heterocomplexes with CALGRANULIN B and a variety of other proteins. The calgranulin A/B heterodimer is known as LEUKOCYTE L1 ANTIGEN COMPLEX. Calgranulin A is found in many cell types including GRANULOCYTES; KERATINOCYTES; and myelomonocytes, and has been shown to act as a chemotactic substance for NEUTROPHILS. Because it is present in acute inflammation but absent in chronic inflammation, it is a useful biological marker for a number of pathological conditions.
Find a translation for the calgranulin a definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these calgranulin a definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"calgranulin a." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/calgranulin a>.