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 (glī′kō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
Any of a group of conjugated proteins having a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.


(ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈprəʊtiːn) ,




(Biochemistry) any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups. See also mucoprotein


(ˌglaɪ koʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn)

any of a group of complex proteins, as mucin, containing a carbohydrate combined with a simple protein.
Also called gly`co•pep′tide (-ˈpɛp taɪd)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
compound protein, conjugated protein - a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
erythropoietin - a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells
CD4, cluster of differentiation 4 - a glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of helper T cells; "CD4 is a receptor for HIV in humans"
CD8, cluster of differentiation 8 - a membrane glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of cytotoxic T cells
lectin - any of several plant glycoproteins that act like specific antibodies but are not antibodies in that they are not evoked by an antigenic stimulus
mucoid - any of several glycoproteins similar to mucin
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com)-- Hydrazinolysis is a traditional method for O-glycan release from glycoproteins.
1] has launched BlotGlyco O-Glycan Sample Preparation Kit, a breakthrough new product that enables scientists to analyze O-glycans in biological samples and biotherapeutic glycoproteins, in a simple, safe and streamlined operation.
Over 100 mutations that alter the expression and/or function of glycoproteins IIb-IIIa (GP IIb-IIIa, or CD41 and CD61) have been described in TG patients.
Acute phase proteins (APPs) are an assortment of blood hepatic glycoproteins that change in concentration due to external or internal challenges, such as infection, inflammation, surgical trauma, or stress.
Glycoproteins are believed to be important in several technological, oenological and allergological processes due to their physicochemical properties.
In earlier studies, it was revealed that spiders make web glue from glycoproteins, or proteins bits of sugar attached.
More specifically, the present invention relates to three (3) antigens from WNV (the secreted envelope glycoprotein (E), the heterodimer glycoproteins (pre-M-E) and the NSI protein) and from Dengue virus (the secreted envelope glycoprotein (e), the heterodimer glycoproteins (pre- m-e) and the nsl protein) and their use in vaccinal, therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
The HCMV genome encodes numerous glycoproteins, of which gB, gH and gN are the most abundant.
For more than a decade, Denny and his colleagues have been studying salivary glycoproteins.
These bacteria "have receptors on their cell walls that attach to specific sugars on chains of glycoproteins that are found in your saliva," he said.
These two collaborations combine GlycoFi's unique expression technology for the production of human glycoproteins, including antibodies, with Centocor's expertise in the area of therapeutic proteins.