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Postby cathy00012345 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:22 am

Glycoproteins are components of the plasma membrane. State two functions of these molecules. Plz help! :lol:
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Postby Navin » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:24 am

It's a good idea first to find out about the fuctions of the various proteins in the cell membrane; refer to Campbell, its quite clear from there.
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Postby Mjhavok » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:48 pm

I think they play a role is cell recognition. Blood typing etc.
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:28 pm

a few of roles of glycoproteins:
- cell to cell binding. A hepatocyte will never bind to any other cell than another hepatocyte for example.
- deposits of cations. usually glycoproteins are sulfatated or acetylated
- protection of the cell from enzymes.
- cellular identity-blood types, as it has been said. The A and B antigene form from the 0 antigene, and they are all glycoproteins


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