Definition of Mucoprotein

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a group of widely-distributed natural compounds that exist as complexes of proteins with mucopolysaccharides ¹



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Definition of Mucoprotein

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Medical Definition of Mucoprotein

1. General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex, in contradistinction to mucopolysaccharide; mucoprotein's include the a1-and a2-globulins of serum (and others). Sometimes called glycoproteins, although this term usually refers to those mucoproteins's containing less than 4% carbohydrate. Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein, the matrix of urinary casts derived from the secretion of renal tubular cells. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucoprotein

mucoperiosteal flap
mucoperiosteum
mucopolysaccharidase
mucopolysaccharide
mucopolysaccharide keratin dystrophy
mucopolysaccharides
mucopolysaccharidoses
mucopolysaccharidosis
mucopolysaccharidosis I
mucopolysaccharidosis II
mucopolysaccharidosis III
mucopolysaccharidosis IV
mucopolysaccharidosis vi
mucopolysaccharidosis vii
mucopolysacchariduria
mucoprotein (current term)
mucoproteins
mucopurulent
mucopurulent conjunctivitis
mucopus
mucor
mucorales
mucormycosis
mucoromycete
mucoromycetes
mucors
mucosa
mucosa of auditory tube
mucosa of bronchi
mucosa of ductus deferens

Literary usage of Mucoprotein

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The mucoprotein accounted for between 12 and 20 per cent, of the globulin ... The mucoprotein was soluble only with difficulty and proved to be virtually ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The standard method for the removal of mucoprotein nonspecific inhibitors of influenza viruses is to treat the sera with neura- ..."

3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Lack of thyroid hormone brings about in some manner an increase in soluble colloid material, probably mucoprotein, in the interstitial fluid. ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The mucoprotein accounted for between 12 and 20 per cent, of the globulin ... The mucoprotein was soluble only with difficulty and proved to be virtually ..."

5. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The standard method for the removal of mucoprotein nonspecific inhibitors of influenza viruses is to treat the sera with neura- ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Lack of thyroid hormone brings about in some manner an increase in soluble colloid material, probably mucoprotein, in the interstitial fluid. ..."

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