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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Among those metabolites, vitellogenin (Vtg) is synthesized in the digestive gland and is a precursor of vitellin (Vn), a protein located in the yolk of maturing oocytes (Zimowska et al.
Reduced oviposition of Boophilus microplus feeding on sheep vaccinated with vitellin.
Nous presentons, dans cet article, le cas clinique d'un patient atteint d'une tumeur du sac vitellin du testicule au stade IIIc metastatique.
Vitellogenins and vitellins in the bean bug, Riptortus clavatus (Hemiptera: Alydidae): purification, immunological identification, and induction by juvenile hormone.
4), supporting the hypothesis that the rabbit antibody was raised from yolk proteins, which are vitellin or vitellinlike molecules (Suzuki et al.
Changes in vitellin during oogenesis and effect of estradiol-17[beta] on vitellogenesis in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, Invertebr.
A slight increase in lipid and protein content in female gonad-visceral mass during sexual maturation was observed, demonstrating that lipid and protein would be accumulated as vitellin in oocytes.
The RNA:DNA ratio is a good indicator of sexual maturity in the gonad-visceral mass; the increasing RNA:DNA ratio in the gonad-visceral mass appears to show the rising synthetic activity of vitellin within the gonad.
In vivo incorporation of labeled methionine into proteins, vitellogenin, and vitellin in females of the shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus de Haan.
These are taken up by vitellogenic oocytes via receptor-mediated endocytosis and become egg vitellins (VTs).