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Procalcitonin Antibody Market - Opportunity Analysis, 2018 - 2026

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Procalcitonin (PCT) is a peptide precursor of the hormone calcitonin, and belongs to calcitonin (CT) superfamily of peptides. Procalcitonin is a 116 amino acid peptide that has an estimated molecular weight of 14.5 kDa. It can be segregated into three parts, namely immature calcitonin, calcitonin carboxyl-terminus peptide-1, and amino terminus of the PCT region. Procalcitonin was first classified by Bernard Roos and Leonard J. Deftos in the early 1970s. Procalcitonin is produced by C cells of the thyroid and by endocrine cells of the lung. In human body, level of unprocessed procalcitonin rises extensively after shock, injury or bacterial infection, which increases the production of procalcitonin in the body.

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Procalcitonin (PCT) is a peptide precursor of the hormone calcitonin, and belongs to calcitonin (CT) superfamily of peptides. Procalcitonin is a 116 amino acid peptide that has an estimated molecular weight of 14.5 kDa. It can be segregated into three parts, namely immature calcitonin, calcitonin carboxyl-terminus peptide-1, and amino terminus of the PCT region. Procalcitonin was first classified by Bernard Roos and Leonard J. Deftos in the early 1970s. Procalcitonin is produced by C cells of the thyroid and by endocrine cells of the lung. In human body, level of unprocessed procalcitonin rises extensively after shock, injury or bacterial infection, which increases the production of procalcitonin in the body.

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