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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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mucoproteina complex of protein and polysaccharide.
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