|C polysaccharide||medical dictionary|
<microbiology> Polysaccharide released by pneumococci which contains galactosamine 6 phosphate and phosphoryl choline. C-reactive protein is so called because it will precipitate this polysaccharide through an interaction with the phosphoryl choline.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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