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




(Biochemistry) any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups. See also mucoprotein
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(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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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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The study showed that CD205, a trans membrane glycoprotein, is robustly expressed in a variety of solid malignancies, such as pancreatic and bladder tumors, as well as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Inherited disorders of platelets: membrane glycoprotein disorders.
The IHC study of CD-99 (a cell membrane glycoprotein) and intranuclear FLI-1 (a DNA-binding transcription factor) is important to diagnose ES.
(NASDAQ: RCKT), is developing its first adeno-associated viral vector -based gene therapy, RP-A501, that is designed to restore the lysosome-associated membrane glycoprotein 2 (LAMP-2) gene which is defective in patients afflicted with Danon disease, the company said.
Lattice structures forming between LacNAc repeats on N-glycan branches, and galectins determine plasma membrane glycoprotein residency time by inhibiting endocytosis of them (31,34).
At the beginning of this century, a number of researchers conducted systematic reviews on the association of platelet membrane glycoprotein polymorphisms and risk of CAD.
Vandenabeele et al., "A novel lysosome-associated membrane glycoprotein, DC-LAMP, induced upon DC maturation, is transiently expressed in MHC class II compartment," Immunity, vol.
Michelson, "Thrombin-induced down-regulation of the platelet membrane glycoprotein Ib-IX complex," Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, vol.
5,-Nucleotidase (5-ribonucleotide phosphohydrolase; 5eNT) is an intrinsic membrane glycoprotein present as an ectoenzyme in a wide variety of mammalian cells.
The protein encoded by this gene is a type1 membrane glycoprotein, which contains 2 immunoglobulin domains & thus belongs to the immunoglobulin super family.
The classic form of MDR is due to an increased activity of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a 170 kDa plasma membrane glycoprotein. P-gp belongs to the superfamily of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding cassette (ABC) transporters and actively pumps drug substrates out of cancer cells thereby decreasing their intracellular accumulation (Ling 1997).

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