Definition of apoprotein in English:


Syllabification: ap·o·pro·tein
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈprōˌtēn


  • A protein that together with a prosthetic group forms a particular biochemical molecule such as a hormone or enzyme.
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    • As discussed previously, the phthalocyanine interacts with either the phospholipids or the apoprotein moiety of LDL, and therefore, the radicals are likely to be mainly produced at the lipid-water interface.
    • Contamination of the apoprotein by myoglobin was assessed spectrophotometrically.
    • Acid hydrolases of the lysosomes degrade the apoproteins and release free fatty acids and cholesterol.

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