Glycoproteins are proteins that conteen oligosaccharide cheens (glycans) covalently attached tae polypeptide side-cheens. The carbohydrate is attached tae the protein in a cotranslational or posttranslational modification. This process is kent as glycosylation. Secreted extracellular proteins are eften glycosylatit.
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