Plasma Proteins

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Physiology

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Lecture´s Description

In this video lecture, educator describes how plasma is obtained from blood and its constituents. Hundreds of different proteins are present in plasma which have different characteristics. Electrophoresis separates plasma proteins into 5 bands.

Educator explained the starling hypothesis. Albumin is clinically very significant. α1-Antitrypsin inhibits trypsin, elastase, and collagenase & other proteolytic enzymes released during inflammation. α1-Antitrypsin deficiency produces hereditary disorder.

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The complement system consists of several small proteins found in the circulating blood. Basic function of complement system is lysis of cells, opsonization for phagocytosis and immune clearance.

C-Reactive Proteins and fibrinogen are an acute phase reactant. Several proteins play role in immune system. There are five types of globulins and five classes of antibody.

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