flavoprotein


flavoprotein
A compound protein possessing a flavin as prosthetic group. Cf.:flavoenzyme.

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fla·vo·pro·tein .flāv-ō-'prō-.tēn, .flav-, -'prōt-ē-ən n a dehydrogenase that contains a flavin and often a metal and plays a major role in biological oxidations

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n.
a compound consisting of a protein bound to either FAD or FMN (called flavins). Flavoproteins are constituents of several enzyme systems involved in intermediary metabolism.

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fla·vo·pro·tein (fla″vo-proґtēn) a protein containing a flavin nucleotide (FAD or FMN) as a prosthetic group. Most flavoproteins are enzymes; many are found in complexes containing metal ions and an iron-sulfur complex or a heme. They catalyze a wide variety of oxidation-reduction reactions.

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