simple protein


Definition of simple protein

: a protein (such as a globulin) that yields amino acids as the chief or only products of complete hydrolysis — compare conjugated protein

Examples of simple protein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are other structures and mechanisms (the cytoskeleton, for instance, the extracellular matrix, bioelectricity, or even simple protein clumping) that could conceivably be tasked with encoding memories. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 28 May 2021 At dinner, Kinnaird and her husband usually do a simple protein like chicken, fish, or shrimp with salad or a non-starchy veggie like broccoli or cauliflower. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, 15 Oct. 2018 Researchers know human milk contains two types of simple proteins, whey and casein, which are easily digested. Steven Townsend,, 9 May 2018 Serve them beside a simple protein, and watch the platter be licked clean., 1 Mar. 2018 Prions are infectious proteins and, at the time Prusiner first announced his findings, much of the scientific community expressed doubts that simple proteins could be infectious agents. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of simple protein

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Simple protein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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