TY - CHAP A1 - Csilla Tóthová A2 - Oskar Nagy A3 - Gabriel Kováč ED1 - Sabina Janciauskiene Y1 - 2013-07-24 PY - 2013 T1 - The Use of Acute Phase Proteins as Biomarkers of Diseases in Cattle and Swine N2 - The magnitude and rapidity of the changes in the concentrations of APPs, together with their short half-life, suggest an important role for these proteins in the establishment of host defense. APPs are regarded as having general functions in trapping of micro-organisms and their products, in activating complement, in binding cellular remnants like nuclear fractions, in neutralizing enzymes, scavenging free radicals, and in modulating the hosts immune response. Despite vast pro- and anti-inflammatory properties ascribed to individual APPs, their function during health and disease remains incompletely defined. BT - Acute Phase Proteins SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55857 DO - 10.5772/55857 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-21 ER -