Definition of haemagglutinin in English:


(US hemagglutinin)


Biology Medicine
  • A substance, such as a viral protein, which causes haemagglutination.

    • ‘The two envelope glycoprotein antigens, the hemagglutinin and the neuraminidase determine host specificity and efficiency of infection and transmission on the background of the susceptible cells of the host species.’
    • ‘Most consist of a viral protein called hemagglutinin, which has the unique ability to latch onto respiratory cells and invade them.’
    • ‘The introduced viral genes encode a surface protein called hemagglutinin, an enzyme known as neuraminidase, and two proteins dubbed M1 and M2.’
    • ‘In this study we monitored membrane ionic permeability at early stages of fusion mediated by the fusogenic protein influenza hemagglutinin.’
    • ‘Influenza is the prototypic virus containing a class I fusion protein, hemagglutinin, that requires low pH for fusion.’