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A protein which together with a prosthetic group forms a particular biochemical molecule such as a hormone or enzyme.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Acid hydrolases of the lysosomes degrade the apoproteins and release free fatty acids and cholesterol.’
- ‘Contamination of the apoprotein by myoglobin was assessed spectrophotometrically.’
- ‘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.’
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