What are glycoproteins?


What are glycoproteins?


Proteins main constituents are chains of amino acids. Amino acids are organic compounds formed by an amine and carboxyl functional groups and a unique chain specific to each amino acid. Proteins can have many different functions and they can bind to other molecules and give rise to for example proteoglycans or glycoproteins.

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Glycoproteins are proteins that bind an oligosaccharide (carbohydrate) through the amino acid side-chains. They connect with each other through a...

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What Are Glycoproteins? - Definition, Functions & Examples

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