Medical Dictionary

chaperone

noun chap·er·one \ˈshap-ə-ˌrōn\

Medical Definition of CHAPERONE

:  any of a class of proteins (as heat shock proteins) that facilitate the proper folding of proteins by binding to and stabilizing unfolded or partially folded proteins—called also chaperone protein, molecular chaperone
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