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carrier protein

[′kar·ē·ər ‚prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A membrane protein that transports a specific solute across the cell membrane by binding to the solute on one side of the membrane and then releasing it on the other.
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The vast excess of carrier protein means that only a tiny proportion of its total concentration will be consumed in the reaction with the biomarker, so that the free carrier-protein concentration [C] may be considered a constant.
f] has been amplified by the (very large) carrier-protein concentration, it is expected to be many orders of magnitude larger than the reverse rate constant [k.
In the absence of carrier-protein binding, the steady-state concentration of biomarker in the circulation would be [p.
This report describes the application of the carrier-protein sequestration principle to the isolation and mass spectrometric identification of candidate low-molecular-weight proteins and peptides that exist in the serum of ovarian cancer patient disease study sets.

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