AskDefine | Define phosphoprotein

Dictionary Definition

phosphoprotein n : containing chemically bound phosphoric acid

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  1. Any protein containing bound phosphate.

Extensive Definition

Phosphoproteins are a group of proteins which are chemically bonded to a substance containing phosphoric acid (see phosphorylation for more). The category of organic molecules that includes Fc receptors, Ulks, Calcineurins, K chips, and urocortins.
phosphoprotein in Arabic: بروتين فوسفاتي
phosphoprotein in Macedonian: Фосфопротеин
phosphoprotein in Polish: Fosfoproteiny
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