With one of the largest catalogs of medical, surgical and diagnostic supplies available online, Medex Supply can accommodate your facility's needs for Diagnostic Tests. Reagents can be found in our extensive online collection of products from globally recognized and trusted brands, including Fisher Scientific. An excellent option to consider is the Reagent Proteins Haptoglobin Human.
Features of the Reagent Proteins Haptoglobin Human:
Haptoglobin is a glycoprotein which is synthesized in the liver and circulates in the blood.
Haptoglobin is produced typically by hepatocytes but also by other tissues: e.g. skin, lung, and kidney.
It is a positive acute phase protein that binds free hemoglobin and removes it from the circulation to prevent kidney injury, and iron loss following hemolysis.
The haptoglobin-hemoglobin complex is subsequently removed by the reticuloendothelial system (generally the spleen). As the reticuloendothelial system removes the haptoglobin-hemoglobin complex from the body, haptoglobin levels are reduced in hemolytic anaemias.
In the course of binding hemoglobin, haptoglobin sequesters the iron inside hemoglobin, preventing iron-utilizing bacteria from benefitting from hemolysis.