C-reactive protein is commonly used as a marker to evaluate infection and assess cardiovascular health, but it may be able to tell doctors much more. Current research indicates that it could also play a larger role in the immune response, including phagocytosis, cell death, and the production and release of cytokines, specifically interleukins and tumor necrosis factors.
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