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Definition: 'Hemopexin'

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hemopexin

Type: Term

Pronunciation: hē′mō-peks′in

Definitions:
1. A serum glycoprotein related to β-globulins, with molecular weight around 57,000, containing 22% carbohydrate; important in binding heme and porphyrins, preventing excretion, and perhaps regulating heme in drug metabolism.




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