Definition of chaperonin in English:

chaperonin

Line breaks: chap|er¦onin
Pronunciation: /ˌʃapəˈrəʊnɪn
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein that aids the assembly and folding of other protein molecules in living cells.
    More example sentences
    • In addition to folding new proteins, chaperonins also re-fold old proteins which have somehow gotten twisted out of shape.
    • The best studied chaperone is the bacterial chaperonin, GroEL, a large protein shaped like a double ring with dyad symmetry under certain conditions.
    • The biogenesis of microtubules in the cell comprises a series of complex steps, including protein-folding reactions catalyzed by chaperonins.

Origin

late 20th century: from chaperone + -in1.

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