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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 and their binding proteins: biological actions.
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Direct comparison of the diagnostic value of pointofcare tests detecting hearttype fatty acid binding protein or glycogen phosphorylase isoenzyme BB in patients with acute coronary syndromes with persistent STsegment elevation.
Heart type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) is decreased in brains of patients with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.
Identification of a novel binding protein for insulin-like growth factors in adult rat serum.
CD44 and annexin A2 mediate the C5a chemotactic cofactor function of the vitamin D binding protein. J Immunol 2005;175:4754-60.
Regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein secretion by a murine mammary epithelial cell line.
Human intestinal fatty acid binding protein: report of an assay with studies in normal volunteers and intestinal ischemia.
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system includes two ligands, IGF1 and IGF2; a membrane-spanning, tyrosine kinase receptor that transduces both ligands known as the IGF1 receptor (Le Roith et al., 2001); and a family of high-affinity IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs 1-6).
Fatty acids and hypolipidemic drugs regulate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors a- and y-mediated gene expression via liver fatty acid binding protein: a signaling path to the nucleus.
Immunological identity of rat liver cytosolic heme-binding protein with purified and recombinant liver fatty acid binding protein by Western blots of two-dimensional gels.
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