Definition of apoprotein in English:

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apoprotein

Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈprəʊtiːn/

noun

Biochemistry
A protein which together with a prosthetic group forms a particular biochemical molecule such as a hormone or enzyme.
Example sentences
  • 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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