from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of conjugated proteins having a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.
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- n. A protein with covalently bonded carbohydrates.
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- n. a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
A glycoprotein is a molecule that contains both protein and carbohydrate.
To form the bonds that hold clots together, two proteins interact: One on the platelet surface, called glycoprotein Ib alpha (GPIb-alpha); and the other, called von Willebrand factor (VWF), which binds both to GPIb-alpha on platelets and to collagen in blood vessel walls.
Dried kidney beans contain a toxin called glycoprotein lectin that is destroyed when boiled for 10 minutes.
Antibody tests might normally reveal that the researcher was exposed to the virus; but standard tests look for antibodies against Ebola's glycoprotein, which is the same in the virus and the vaccine.
This glycoprotein, which is endo H-resistant in untreated cells, becomes endo H-sensitive following ICZ treatment.
The mucus is interesting stuff too; it is a glycoprotein which is mostly glyco and not very proteinaceous, and which is secreted at about 99% water.
The Immunology Lab offers both IgG and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies (ELISA) and IgG and IgMbeta-2 glycoprotein antibodies (ELISA).
Most patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome have elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies or anti-beta-2 glycoprotein antibodies.
These include a decrease in total body water and lean muscle mass, increased body fat, decreased hepatic and renal function, lower serum albumin and higher alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein. 6,7,10 The elderly are also at higher risk for adverse effects and drug interactions, especially when taking multiple drugs11, and may suffer worse outcomes of adverse reactions or toxicity due to decreased reserve capacity and resilience with aging. 11,12,13
Biochemical and molecular regulation of membrane ion channels and glycoprotein structure and function in cystic fibrosis
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