Suicide Molecule

Tue 2014-08-19

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This zone consists principally of alpha-2 macroglobulin (AMG or A2M) and haptoglobin. There are typically low levels in haemolytic anaemia (haptoglobin is a suicide molecule which binds with free haemoglobin released from red blood cells and these complexes are rapidly removed by phagocytes).
Dreidimensionale Darstellung des Haptoglobin-Hämoglobin-Komplexes.

Abbildung 1: Hämoglobin-Haptoglobin-Komplex

Dreidimensionale Darstellung eines Haptoglobin-Moleküls (pink, Mitte), das ein Molekül Hämoglobin (gelb, orange, violett, jeweils am Rand) gebunden hat.



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