core protein

noun

Medical Definition of 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
a : an inner coat of protein that surrounds the genetic material of some viruses
b : a protein forming part of a proteoglycan and to which glycosaminoglycans attach

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“Core protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/core%20protein. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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