What does hemagglutinin mean?

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Noun
  1. (biochemistry) An antigenic glycoprotein that causes agglutination of red blood cells
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The plants Chinese skullcap and ginger can stop infections there, as they are hemagglutinin inhibitors.
The virus uses hemagglutinin to bind sialic acid linkages on the surface of the epithelial cells.
The nonhomologous RNA recombination resulted in an enhanced hemagglutinin cleavability.
Most consist of a viral protein called hemagglutinin, which has the unique ability to latch onto respiratory cells and invade them.
Influenza is the prototypic virus containing a class I fusion protein, hemagglutinin, that requires low pH for fusion.
The viral hemagglutinin was genetically fused to ferritin, a protein that naturally forms nanoparticles composed of 24 identical polypeptides.

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