Definition of phosphoprotein in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfäsfōˈprōtēn/


A protein that contains phosphorus (other than in an associated nucleic acid or phospholipid).
Example sentences
  • Next we examine how multisite phosphorylation of key phosphoproteins in the various feedback loops influence dynamical behaviors using the random parameter search method.
  • In particular, work on vesicular stomatitis viruses has shown that the phosphoprotein, or P protein, interacts directly with the polymerase and nucleoproteins and plays a role in transcription and replication.
  • The wild-type P53 protein is a nuclear phosphoprotein coded by the P53 tumor-suppressor gene.

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Syllabification: phos·pho·pro·tein

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