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Alpha-1 antitrypsin

Also known as: A1AT A1PI Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor Serpin family A member 1 α1-antitrypsin

Brand names: GLASSIA PROLASTIN PROLASTIN-C RESPREEZA

Description

Human alpha1-proteinase inhibitor is understood to be the primary anti-protease in the lower respiratory tract, where it inhibits neutrophil elastase (NE). Normal healthy individuals produce sufficient alpha1-proteinase inhibitor to control the NE produced by activated neutrophils and are thus able to prevent inappropriate proteolysis of lung tissue by NE.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Alfa1 antitrypsin
B Blood and blood forming organs → B02 Antihemorrhagics → B02A Antifibrinolytics → B02AB Proteinase inhibitors

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