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rubredoxin

Line breaks: ru|bre|doxin
Pronunciation: /ˌruːbrɪˈdɒksɪn
 
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Definition of rubredoxin in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a class of iron-containing proteins involved in electron transfer processes within living cells.
Example sentences
  • Based on this information, the differences in the dynamic properties between the two rubredoxins investigated here and in previous reports can be better rationalized.

Origin

1960s: from Latin ruber, rubr- 'red' + redox + -in1.

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