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The pentaxin (aka pentraxin) family of proteins includes C reactive protein (CRP) [4], serum amyloid P component protein (SAP) and female protein (FP; a hamster homologue of SAP) [1], all of which are involved in acute immunological responses [2-3]. This family of proteins is characterised structurally by a discoid arrangement of five noncovalently bound subunits.



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Pentaxins. Accessed on 18/10/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

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Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Catterall WA, Cidlowski JA, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Fan G, McGrath JC, Spedding M, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Overview. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5729-5743.