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binding protein

A generic term for a protein that reversibly binds to various small molecules, including amino acids, sugars, inorganic ions, vitamins and other molecules.

binding protein

A protein that is linked to another chemical in the body, either transporting it through the blood or helping to convey it into cells across cell membranes. Examples of binding proteins include ceruloplasmin, sex hormone-binding globulin, and transcobalamin, which carries vitamin B12.
See also: protein
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Insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and IGF binding proteins in milk; sources and functions.
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Radioimmunoassay of the binding protein for vitamin D and its metabolites in human serum.
Expression of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in IGFBP-1 transgenic mice.
Most of the test compounds also linked to at least one binding protein.
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Biology and medical publisher Landes Bioscience (Georgetown, TX) has begun the publication of two new journals, including "Autophagy" and ""Human Vaccines," and will launch three new journals in early 2006 including "Calcium Binding Proteins," Epigenetics" and "Plant Signalling.
However, these explanations cannot account for the in viva versus in vitro potency of BPA as compared with DES, because neither has a high affinity to binding proteins.
Their topics include physiological processes involving calcium binding proteins, complexes of calcium and other cations with compounds of low molecular weight, the structure and evolution of proteins, and interactions of calcium binding proteins with other metal ions.
These levels may, however, be too low to activate endogenous ERs or are not able to activate ERs in vivo because of such different factors as tissue distribution and inactivation through binding proteins.
Calcium Binding Proteins explains the unique and highly diverse functions of calcium in biology, which are realized by calcium binding proteins.