phosvitin

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phos·vi·tin

(fos-vī'tin),
A phosphated protein constituting about 7% of the protein of egg yolk; it is about 60% serine, largely as O-phosphoserine, and has anticoagulant properties; an anticoagulant.
Synonym(s): phosphovitin

phos·vi·tin

(fos-vī'tin)
A phosphated protein used as an anticoagulant.
Synonym(s): phosphovitin.
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A zebrafish vitellogenin gene (vg3) encodes a novel vitellogenin without a phosphovitin domain and may represent a primitive vertebrate vitellogenin gene.
Vitellogenin is synthesized in the liver and transported via the blood stream to the oocytes where it enters via endocytosis and is enzymatically cleaved into phosphovitins and lipovitellin, which are the major proteins contributing nutrients and lipids for the developing embryo [2].