CD14 is an acute-phase protein.

  title={CD14 is an acute-phase protein.},
  author={Sylvette Bas and Benoit R Gauthier and Ursula Spenato and Sybille Stingelin and Cem Gabay},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  volume={172 7},
The origin of soluble CD14 (sCD14) in the circulation is uncertain. To examine whether CD14 could be an acute-phase protein (APP), the levels of sCD14, IL-6, and C-reactive protein were determined by ELISA in serum and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with various arthropathies, and the regulation of CD14 synthesis was examined in liver cells. In patients with crystal-mediated or immunologically mediated arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis), serum levels of sCD14 were higher than or similar to those… CONTINUE READING
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