Medical Definition of Glycophorin

1. The major sialoglycoprotein of the human erythrocyte membrane. It consists of at least two sialoglycopeptides and is composed of 60% carbohydrate including sialic acid and 40% protein. It is involved in a number of different biological activities including the binding of mn blood groups, influenza viruses, kidney bean phytohemagglutinin, and wheat germ agglutinin. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycophorin

glycone
glyconeogenesis
glycones
glyconic
glyconic acid
glyconic acids
glyconics
glyconin
glycopenia
glycopeptidase
glycopeptide
glycopeptide alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase
glycopeptides
glycopeptidomimetic
glycophilia
glycophorin (current term)
glycophorins
glycophosphatidylinositol
glycophosphatidylinositols
glycophyte
glycophytes
glycopolymer
glycopolymers
glycoprocessing
glycoprotein
glycoprotein-N-acetylgalactosamine 3-beta-galactosyltransferase
glycoprotein glycosyltransferase
glycoprotein hormone-specific N-acetylgalactosamine transferase
glycoproteins
glycoproteome

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