One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a class of conjugated proteins that contain flavins and are involved in oxidation reactions in cells.
- ‘Xanthine oxidase, a flavoprotein, catalyses the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and then generated superoxide and uric acid.’
- ‘This flavoprotein is a serine-threonine protein kinase able to phosphorylate its serine and threonine residues.’
- ‘This would be analogous to other flavoproteins such as mercuric ion reductase, lipoamide dehydrogenase, and thioredoxin reductase.’
- ‘In addition, structural information on multimeric flavoproteins has been obtained from time-resolved anisotropy studies through energy transfer between the flavin cofactors.’
- ‘A number of substances, including oxygen, can act as electron acceptors from the flavoproteins.’
1930s: blend of flavin and protein.
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