molecular chaperone

noun

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of molecular chaperone was in 1987

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“Molecular chaperone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molecular%20chaperone. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

molecular chaperone

noun
: chaperone
Most proteins require molecular chaperones to achieve a biologically functional conformation.Ray H. Gavin, Bioscience
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