core protein


: any of various proteins that play a major structural or functional role in a large molecular complex of which they are part: as
: an inner coat of protein that surrounds the genetic material of some viruses
: a protein forming part of a proteoglycan and to which glycosaminoglycans attach

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“Core protein.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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