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GCP

Good Clinical Practice

glycoprotein

A protein that has small units of sugar molecules bound to it, often part of the cell’s membrane. Cell-surface glycoproteins provide a mechanism for cells to be recognized by each other and are involved in the immune response that shields the body from infection.

GMP

Good Manufactoring Practice

Good Clinical Practice

Also referred to as GCP, Good Clinical Practice is an international quality standard issued by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) for how clinical trials involving people should be conducted.

Good Manufacturing Practice

Or GMP, Good Manufacturing Practice is an international set of guidelines that serve as the standard conditions for how drugs and medical devices should be manufactured.

gp120

A type of glycoprotein on the surface of HIV that binds or links to receptors on the host cell’s surface.

gp41

A type of glycoprotein embedded in the envelope, or shell, of HIV that helps the virus fuse with the host cell.