chromoprotein


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chro·mo·pro·tein

(krō'mō-prō'tēn),
One of a group of conjugated proteins, consisting of a combination of pigment (that is, a colored prosthetic group) with a protein, for example, hemoglobin.

chromoprotein

(krō′mə-prō′tēn, -tē-ĭn)
n.
A conjugated protein, such as hemoglobin, that contains a pigmented prosthetic group, such as heme.

chromoprotein

(krō″mō-prō′tē-ĭn) [″ + protos, first]
One of a group of conjugated proteins consisting of a protein combined with hematin or another colored, metal-containing, prosthetic group (e.g., hemoglobin, hemocyanin, chlorophyll, flavoproteins, cytochromes).

chromoprotein

a protein combined with a pigment, e.g. hemoglobin.
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The researchers also proposed an explanation for the mysterious phenomenon that some corals accumulate exceptionally high amounts of chromoproteins in growing areas, such as branch tips or in the region of healing wounds.
The higher light intensity switches on the genes that are responsible for the production of the sunscreening chromoproteins.
Our results suggest that the screening effect of the chromoproteins could help the algae to enter the new tissue.