vitellin

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vi·tel·lin

(vī-tel'in),
A lipophosphoprotein combined with lecithin in the yolk of egg.

vitellin

[vitel′in]
Etymology: L, vitellus, yolk
a lipoprotein containing lecithin, found in the yolk of eggs. Also called ovovitellin. vitelline [-ēn] , adj.

vitellin

(vi-tel'in)
A protein that can be extracted from egg yolk and contains lecithin.
See: nucleoprotein; ovovitellin
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The primary constituents of blue crab yolk are lipovitellin and lipid droplets.
Also, in Emerita, lipids from lipovitellin and droplets are hydrolyzed by lipases (Subramoniam 1991).
Lipovitellin from the crustacean, Artemia salina: biochemical analysis of lipovitellin complex from the yolk granules.
N-Terminal domain of apolipoprotein B has structural homology to lipovitellin and microsomal triglyceride transfer protein: a "lipid pocket" model for self-assembly of apoB-containing lipoprotein particles.
Sequence analysis also shows that part of mammalian apoB is homologous to the lipovitellins, one of the major lipid transporting proteins of birds for egg yolk lipid deposition (Baker, 1998; Jolivet et al.