gp120


gp120

noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē\

Definition of GP120

:  a glycoprotein protruding from the outer surface of the HIV virion that has a molecular weight of 120 and must bind to a CD4 receptor on a T cell bearing such receptors before infection of the cell can occur

Origin of GP120

glycoprotein
First Known Use: 1985

gp120

noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GP120

: a glycoprotein that protrudes from the outer surface of the HIV virion, that has a molecular weight of 120, and that must bind to a CD4 receptor on a T cell bearing such receptors before infection of the cell can occur

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