mucoprotein
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex, in contradistinction to mucopolysaccharide; mucoproteins include the α1- and α2-globulins of serum (and others). Sometimes called glycoproteins, although this term usually refers to those mucoproteins containing less than 4% carbohydrate.
- Tamm-Horsfall m. the matrix of urinary casts derived from the secretion of renal tubular cells.

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mu·co·pro·tein .myü-kə-'prō-.tēn, -'prōt-ē-ən n any of a group of various complex conjugated proteins (as mucins) that contain glycosaminoglycans (as chondroitin sulfate or mucoitinsulfuric acid) combined with amino acid units or polypeptides and that occur in body fluids and tissues called also mucoid compare GLYCOPROTEIN

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n.
one of a group of proteins found in the globulin fraction of blood plasma. Mucoproteins are globulins combined with a carbohydrate group (an amino sugar). They are similar to glycoprotein but contain a greater proportion of carbohydrate.

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mu·co·pro·tein (mu″ko-proґtēn) a covalently linked conjugate of protein and polysaccharide, the latter containing many hexosamine residues and constituting approximately 4 to 30 per cent of the weight of the compound; mucoproteins occur mainly in mucous secretions. Cf. glycoprotein.

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  • mucoprotein — mucoprotein. См. мукопротеин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • mucoprotein — [myo͞o΄kō prō′tēn΄] n. any of a group of glycoproteins found in connective tissue, mucous secretions, blood plasma, gastric juice, urine, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Mucoprotein — A mucoprotein is a glycoprotein composed primarily of mucopolysaccharides. It can be found in the synovial fluid of the knees. External links MeSH Mucoproteins Mucoprotein at eMedicine Dictionary …   Wikipedia

  • mucoprotein — noun Date: 1925 any of various complex conjugated proteins (as mucins) that contain polysaccharides and occur in body fluids and tissues …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mucoprotein — adj. [L. mucus, mucus; Gr. protos, first; eidos, form] A glucoprotein containing more than 4% hexosamine; see glucoprotein, glycoprotein …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mucoprotein — /myooh keuh proh teen, tee in/, n. Biochem. a protein that yields carbohydrates as well as amino acids on hydrolysis. [1920 25; MUCO + PROTEIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • mucoprotein — noun Any of a group of widely distributed natural compounds that exist as complexes of proteins with mucopolysaccharides …   Wiktionary

  • Mucoprotein — Mu|co|pro|te|in [↑ muco (1)]: ↑ Mucin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mucoprotein — n. mucous protein that is present in body fluids and tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mucoprotein — mu·co·protein …   English syllables

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