gp120

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noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē\

Definition of gp120

  1. :  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 and Etymology of gp120

glycoprotein


First Known Use: 1985


Medical Dictionary

gp120

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noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē\

Medical Definition of gp120

  1. :  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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