A glycoprotein is a big molecule. It is composed of a protein and a carbohydrate (which is usually a sugar-like substance). Glycoproteins are important to recognise immune cells in mammals. Well-known glycoproteins are:
Hormones that are glycoproteins are (amongst others)
- Ruddock & Molinari 2006. Journal of Cell Science. 119, 4373–4380.