(biochem) any conjugated protein from which the prosthetic group has been removed, such as apohaemoglobin (the protein of haemoglobin without its haem group)

apoprotein ap·o·pro·tein (āp’ə-prō’tēn’, -tē-ĭn)
A polypeptide that combines with a prosthetic group to form a conjugated protein.


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