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Band 3 and glycophorins are membrane proteins that contain ________________

(a) carbohydrates

(b) sterols

(c) lipids

(d) nucleic acids

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Right choice is (a) carbohydrates

For explanation: Band 3 and glycophorins are carbohydrate-containing membrane proteins. Band 3 gets its name from the position in electrophoretic gel; it is present in the membrane as a homodimer.

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