New insights into the role of serum amyloid P component, a novel lipopolysaccharide-binding protein.

Abstract

Serum amyloid P component (SAP) is a highly preserved plasma protein named for its ubiquitous presence in amyloid deposits. Although SAP is described to bind many ligands, no clear biological function has been ascribed to it as yet. This review summarizes the current knowledge about the protein SAP, its ligands and functional properties. Finally, the author focuses on the recent finding of the binding of SAP to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Gram-negative bacteria and the possible functional consequences of these interactions.

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@article{Haas1999NewII, title={New insights into the role of serum amyloid P component, a novel lipopolysaccharide-binding protein.}, author={Carla J. C. de Haas}, journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology}, year={1999}, volume={26 3-4}, pages={197-202} }