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Any of a group of conjugated proteins having a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.
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(Biochemistry) any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups. See also mucoprotein
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gly•co•pro•tein(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)
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|Noun||1.||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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