Definition of flavoprotein in English:

flavoprotein

Line breaks: flavo|pro¦tein
Pronunciation: /ˌfleɪvə(ʊ)ˈprəʊtiːn
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of conjugated proteins that contain flavins and are involved in oxidation reactions in cells.
    More example sentences
    • This flavoprotein is a serine-threonine protein kinase able to phosphorylate its serine and threonine residues.
    • Xanthine oxidase, a flavoprotein, catalyses the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and then generated superoxide and uric acid.
    • This would be analogous to other flavoproteins such as mercuric ion reductase, lipoamide dehydrogenase, and thioredoxin reductase.

Origin

1930s: blend of flavin and protein.

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