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Related to apoprotein: Holoprotein
the protein portion of a molecule or complex consisting of a protein molecule joined to a nonprotein protein molecule or molecules (such as a lipoprotein).
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A polypeptide chain (protein) that has not yet formed a complex with the prosthetic group required to form the active holoprotein.
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apoproteinThe protein part of a biomolecular complex without its ligand or prothetic group (e.g., ferritin without ferric hydroxide = apoferritin).
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A polypeptide chain (protein) not yet complexed with the prosthetic group that is necessary to form the active holoprotein.
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