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Encyclopedia > Major basic protein

A 117-residue protein that predominates in eosinophil granules. It is a potent enzyme against helminths and is toxic to mammilian cells in vitro. Eosinophils are white blood cells that are responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body. ...

Major Basic Protein has been implicated in asthma.

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PRG2 - proteoglycan 2, bone marrow (natural killer cell activator, eosinophil granule major basic protein) (6382 words)
Major basic protein (MBP) is a primary constituent of eosinophil granules.
A principal constituent of eosinophil granules is the major basic protein (MBP).
The eosinophil major basic protein (EMBP) is the predominant constituent of the crystalline core of the eosinophil primary granule.
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