T9-645-T100 | Anti-Hu CD163 PerCP-Cy5.5, 100 tests
CD163, also known as M130, is a member of the scavenger receptor family, accounting for the clearance of hemoglobin-haptoglobin complexes during limited hemolysis, which protects the body, in particular the kidneys, against heme-mediated oxidative damages. It does not have measurable affinity for noncomplexed hemoglobin or haptoglobin. Immunomodulatory role of CD163 has been postulated. CD163 is expressed by cells of the monocyte-macrophage lineage and its extracellular part also circulates in plasma as a soluble protein, especially during sepsis and other conditions affecting macrophage activity, when its level may raise manyfold.