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Molecular chaperones

Synonym(s)

  • chaperone

Definition(s)

Diverse family of prokaryotic and eukaryotic intracellular proteins involved in the assembly and transmembrane translocation of other proteins; seem to function by stabilizing partially unfolded states; includes certain heat shock proteins.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014