Definition of apoprotein in English:

apoprotein

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘During pigment binding the apoprotein folds properly and acts at that location, while folding or after folding, as a template for the assembly of other apoproteins.’
    • ‘Acid hydrolases of the lysosomes degrade the apoproteins and release free fatty acids and cholesterol.’
    • ‘In mammalian peroxidases, the prosthetic group is deeply buried inside the bulk of the protein and is covalently linked to the apoprotein through ester bonds.’
    • ‘Contamination of the apoprotein by myoglobin was assessed spectrophotometrically.’

Pronunciation:

apoprotein

/ˌapəˈprəʊtiːn/