Gp120 meaning

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A glycoprotein that protrudes from the surface of the HIV virus and binds to the glycoprotein CD4 in human cells.
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A glycoprotein that protrudes from the surface of the HIV virus and binds to the glycoprotein CD4 in human cells.
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Origin of gp120

  • g(lyco)p(rotein) 120 (from its apparent molecular mass of 120 kilodaltons as extrapolated from its mobility during electrophoresis)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition