Definition of heat-shock protein in English:

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heat-shock protein

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noun

Genetics
A protein induced in a living cell in response to a rise in temperature above the normal level.
Example sentences
  • The duo came to this conclusion after they found the worms' cells produced heat-shock proteins due to the radiation.
  • Further energy is required if proteins are irreversibly denatured and cannot be rescued by heat-shock proteins.
  • The plant produces heat-shock proteins, which prevent wound proteins from forming and protect the shocked tissue from later stress.

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