Ceruloplasmin, Human Plasma
An acute-phase reactant. Increased levels are associated with normal pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, and cirrhosis. Decreased levels are associated with hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson’s Disease). An elevated level of Cp is found in patients with progressive tumors. Additionally, as Cp is a prooxidant, an elevated level is a sign of cardiovascular disease. Prepared from plasma shown to be non reactive for HbsAG, anti-HCV, anti-HBc, and negative for anti-HIV 1 & 2 by FDA approved tests. >95percent pure by SDS-PAGE. Add deionized water to original volume, aliquot and freeze unused portion.