A protein (abbrev. CRP) which is not normally found in blood, but when it is present, it indicates inflammation. In vitro it will precipitate when exposed to somatic C-polysaccharide (a complex sugar molecule) from the bacteria Pneumococcus.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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