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Removal of "Old" Serum Glycoproteins

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Serum glycoproteins play many roles in an organism, but they eventually need to be removed from circulation.

Newly-synthesized glycoproteins all contain oligosaccharide chains that end with

.

Glycoproteins that have grown too old lose that tag, and are recognized by the

receptor in the

.

Upon binding, the glycoproteins are then internalized and destroyed.