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Definition of Ribonucleoprotein (RNP)

Ribonucleoprotein (RNP): A combination of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein. In autoimmune diseases, antibodies can form against ribonucleoprotein. They are called anti-RNP antibodies.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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