Definition of glycoprotein in English:
Any of a class of proteins that have carbohydrate groups attached to the polypeptide chain. Also called glycopeptide.
- Accordingly, the shape and charge contributed by the carbohydrate side chains of a glycoprotein can affect the protein's mobility on a gel.
- Proteins covalently associated with carbohydrates are termed glycoproteins.
- Other proteins and glycoproteins such as elastin and fibronectin are also present but have not been well characterised.
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