glycoprotein

noun
gly·co·pro·tein | \ˌglī-kō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of glycoprotein 

: a conjugated protein in which the nonprotein group is a carbohydrate

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This engineered virus also carries the code for Ebola’s glycoprotein. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola," 21 May 2018 Riffing on cryogenic therapy, this cold crackling gel is full of micro-algae, glycoproteins from Antarctica, and peony extract to improve skin elasticity over time. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "13 New Products That Are Changing the Beauty Game in 2018," 15 Jan. 2018 Other pieces of the glycoprotein specialize in distracting the immune response. Tracy Staedter, Fox News, "Ebola survivor's blood could lead to future vaccine," 22 May 2017 This attachment to glycoprotein VI is how trowaglerix stimulates platelets to form blood clots, the researchers learned. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Snake venom is key ingredient in experimental drug for heart patients," 8 June 2017 If glycoprotein VI could be blocked, the research team hypothesized, would that prevent prolonged bleeding? Susan Scutti, CNN, "Snake venom is key ingredient in experimental drug for heart patients," 8 June 2017 This wobbly glycoprotein challenge is similar to that faced by HIV researchers, Ollmann Saphire said. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Progress against virus causing Ebola-like disease," 1 June 2017 A major challenge to determining the infectious structure is that the glycoprotein is made of three parts, called a trimer. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Progress against virus causing Ebola-like disease," 1 June 2017 This glycoprotein starts the infection of a cell, binding to it and mediating the process of the hostile takeover. Tracy Staedter, Fox News, "Ebola survivor's blood could lead to future vaccine," 22 May 2017

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glycoprotein

noun
gly·co·pro·tein | \-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən \

Medical Definition of glycoprotein 

: a conjugated protein in which the nonprotein group is a carbohydrate

called also glucoprotein

— compare mucoprotein

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