Definition of flavoprotein in English:

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flavoprotein

Pronunciation: /ˌfleɪvə(ʊ)ˈprəʊtiːn/

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a class of conjugated proteins that contain flavins and are involved in oxidation reactions in cells.
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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