Definition of prosthetic group in English:

prosthetic group

Line breaks: pros|thet¦ic group

noun

Biochemistry
  • A non-protein group forming part of or combined with a protein.
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    • Serum albumin is a highly soluble multidomain protein, without prosthetic groups or bulky appending carbohydrates, that is very stable and available at high purity and low cost.
    • We believe that the Q-splitting, when carefully identified, represents an informative spectral parameter that can be used to understand how the biochemical activity of a prosthetic group is regulated in proteins.
    • Proteins have high affinities for their substrates or co-factors or prosthetic groups or receptors or antibodies raised against them.

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