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mucoprotein

 [mu″ko-pro´tēn]
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.

mu·co·pro·tein

(myū-kō-prō'tēn),
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

(myo͞o′kō-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn)
n.
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.

mu·co·pro·tein

(myū'kō-prō'tēn)
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.

mucoprotein

a complex of protein and polysaccharide.
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The periodic acid schiff reagent (PAS) labels for polyssacharides, acidic carbohydrates and neutral mucoproteins. Since starch is the major non-structural polyssacharide in health plant cells, we assumed that PAS staining outside cell walls was due to the presence of starch.
The reduction in vitro in viscosity of mucoprotein solutions by a new mucolytic agent, N-acetyl-L-cysteine.
Scorpion venom is a mixture of polypeptides, nucleotides, lipids, mucoproteins, biogenic amines, and other unknown substances.
Renal insufficiency in MM is mostly caused by cast nephropathy (tubular damage and obstruction resulting from binding of light chains to Tamm-Horsfall mucoproteins).
This action results in the breakdown of mucoproteins in the respiratory system, as it clears thick mucus up so that it can be more easily transported up and out of the body.
Glucosamine (figure 5) is found in mucopolysaccharides, chitin and mucoproteins. Glucosamine sulfate is manufactured from chitin.
Tannins, one of the most abundant classes of defensive compound in plants (Swain, 1979; Bernays et al., 1989), generate this sensation by precipitating or cross-linking the mucoproteins in saliva; this reduces lubricity and thereby increases friction between mouthparts (e.g., tongue and palate) (Green, 1983; Breslin et al., 1993; Prinz and Lucas, 2000).