Definition of flavoprotein in English:

flavoprotein

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of conjugated proteins that contain flavins and are involved in oxidation reactions in cells.

    • ‘A number of substances, including oxygen, can act as electron acceptors from the flavoproteins.’
    • ‘This flavoprotein is a serine-threonine protein kinase able to phosphorylate its serine and threonine residues.’
    • ‘Xanthine oxidase, a flavoprotein, catalyses the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and then generated superoxide and uric acid.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

1930s: blend of flavin and protein.

Pronunciation:

flavoprotein

/ˌflāvəˈprōtēn/