carrier protein
  1. Protein to which a specific ligand or @H02738@ is conjugated.
  2. Unlabeled protein introduced into an @A00470@ at relatively high concentrations which distributes in a fractionation process in the same manner as labeled protein analyte, present in very low concentrations.
  3. Protein added to prevent non-specific interaction of reagents with surfaces, sample components, and each other.
  4. Protein found in cell membranes, which facilitates transport of a ligand across the @MT06878@.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1033. (Glossary of terms used in toxicokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 1043 [Terms] [Paper]