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a compound present in all connective and supporting tissues, containing, as prosthetic groups (non–amino acid components), mucopolysaccharides; soluble in water and relatively resistant to denaturation.
Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein a substance produced by cells of the ascending limb of the loop of Henle; it is a normal constituent of urine and is the major protein constituent of urinary casts.
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex, in contradistinction to mucopolysaccharide; mucoproteins include the α1- and α2-globulins of serum (and others). Sometimes called glycoproteins, although this term usually refers to those mucoproteins containing less than 4% carbohydrate.
mucoprotein/mu·co·pro·tein/ (-pro´tēn) a covalently linked conjugate of protein and polysaccharide, the latter containing many hexosamine residues and constituting 4 to 30 per cent of the weight of the compound; they occur mainly in mucus secretions.
Any of a group of organic compounds, such as the mucins, that consist of a complex of proteins and glycosaminoglycans and are found in body tissues and fluids.
Etymology: L, mucus + Gk, proteios, first rank
a compound, present in all connective and supporting tissue, that contains polysaccharides combined with protein. It is relatively resistant to denaturation.
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex. Mucoproteins include the α1- and α2-globulins of serum.
mucoproteina complex of protein and polysaccharide.
a compound present in all connective and supporting tissues, containing, as prosthetic groups, mucopolysaccharides; soluble in water and relatively resistant to denaturation. An important component of many uroliths.
locally secreted in Henle's loops, the distal tubules, and the collecting ducts of the kidney; the principal constituent of hyaline casts.