Definition of glycoprotein in English:

glycoprotein

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of proteins that have carbohydrate groups attached to the polypeptide chain. Also called glycopeptide.

    • ‘A single glycoprotein may have multiple carbohydrate chains.’
    • ‘Accordingly, the shape and charge contributed by the carbohydrate side chains of a glycoprotein can affect the protein's mobility on a gel.’
    • ‘Proteins covalently associated with carbohydrates are termed glycoproteins.’
    • ‘The short answer is: an extracellular matrix composed of collagen, proteoglycans, adhesive glycoproteins, and integrin.’
    • ‘Other proteins and glycoproteins such as elastin and fibronectin are also present but have not been well characterised.’

Pronunciation:

glycoprotein

/ˌɡlīkōˈprōˌtēn/