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C-reactive protein. Computer artwork of C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein produced only by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. CRP is therefore a marker of inflammation in the body and its presence is tested for during diagnosis of diseases involving inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Secondary structure of the protein shown.
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