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  1. Vitamin D-binding protein

    Vitamin D-binding protein also known as gc-globulin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GC gene.

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  1. Vitamin D-Binding Protein

    An alpha-globulin found in the plasma of man and other vertebrates. It is apparently synthesized in the liver and carries vitamin D and its metabolites through the circulation and mediates the response of tissue. It is also known as group-specific component (Gc). Gc subtypes are used to determine specific phenotypes and gene frequencies. These data are employed in the classification of population groups, paternity investigations, and in forensic medicine.

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