Definition of glycoprotein in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɡlīkōˈprōˌtēn/ /ˌɡlaɪkoʊˈproʊˌtin/


  • 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.’
    • ‘The short answer is: an extracellular matrix composed of collagen, proteoglycans, adhesive glycoproteins, and integrin.’
    • ‘A single glycoprotein may have multiple carbohydrate chains.’