A class of abundant transmembrane glycoproteins of the human erythrocyte. The major component is a 131 residue peptide chain that is highly O-glycosylated and is rich in terminal sialic acid. The peptide chain carries the MN blood group antigens at its N-terminus.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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