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Name: Robin
Status: Student
Grade:  9-12
Location: OH
Country: United States
Date: April 2005


Question:
What is a C reactor protein?



Replies:
I think you mean C reactIVE protein. This is a protein that is found in your blood and is elevated during inflammation in your body. There has been some research that has linked elevated CRP with heart disease. Try this link to the American Heart Association website for more information.

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4648

Van Hoeck


*Reactive* protein. C reactive protein is produced by liver cells in response to inflammation. It is of interest because people with high levels of this protein in their blood are at higher risk for a heart attack. For more information, do a search on Google and you'll be shown over a million hits.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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