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 (myo͞o′kō-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn)
Any of a group of organic compounds, such as the mucins, that consist of a complex of proteins and glycosaminoglycans and are found in body tissues and fluids.
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(Biochemistry) any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small quantities of mucopolysaccharides; glycoprotein
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(ˌmyu kəˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn)

a protein that yields carbohydrates as well as amino acids on hydrolysis.
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Diagnostic value of biochemical parameters (protein, glucose, cholesterol, mucoprotein, amylase) of ascetic fluid.
The number of goblet cells can indicate a lack of mucoprotein, resulting in a relatively accurate evaluation of the degree of dry eye.
Brain injury induces specific changes in the caecal microbiota of mice via altered autonomic activity and mucoprotein production.
On average in this subtype of calculus, the noncrystalline, mucoprotein matrix accounts for 65% of its dry weight, compared to just 2.5% in more conventional stones [4, 5].
The results of the inflammatory parameters in this study are consistent with our previous preliminary study [17], in which AS patients who underwent WBC procedures were observed to have a decrease in CRP, fibrinogen, mucoprotein, and sICAM levels.
The Tamm Horsfall Glycoprotein was first recognized as a urinary mucoprotein. (51) It is now characterized as the most abundant glycoprotein in normal urine.
Ovomucoid is a mucoprotein obtained from egg white that has been tested for its potential as a gel-degradation inhibitor [24, 25].
Li, "Expression and clinical significance of mucoprotein MUC5AC in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," Acta Medicinae Universitatis Scientiae et Technologiae Huazhong, vol.
The reduction in vitro in viscosity of mucoprotein solutions by a new mucolytic agent, N-acetyl-L-cysteine.
These cysts are filled with inspissated mucoprotein substance or acellular debris, suggesting pseudocysts, and can rupture to induce a foreign-body giant cell reaction.
The reduction in vitro in viscosity of mucoprotein solution by a new mucolytic agent, N-acetyl-l-cysteine.