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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Which of the following is not a biochemical function for glycolipids and/or glycoproteins?

  1. a. interaction with invading bacteria
  2. b. participation in cell-cell recognition processes
  3. c. components of the body’s immune system
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: Among the given options, the one which is not a biochemical function for glycolipids and/or glycoproteins has to be identified.

Concept introduction: The carbohydrate-protein molecules are known as glycoproteins.  A protein molecule which contain one or more carbohydrate or carbohydrate derivative units covalently attached to it is known as a glycoprotein.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Immunoglobins are the glycoproteins which are found in the body’s immune system.  They interact with invading bacteria.  Glycolipids and glycoproteins play an important role in cell recognition processes.  It involves an interaction between a protein or lipid which is present on the cell membrane and the carbohydrate maker of other cell...

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