chaperone

<cell biology> Cytoplasmic proteins of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes that bind to nascent or unfolded polypeptides and ensure correct folding or transport. Chaperone proteins do not covalently bind to their targets and do not form part of the finished product. Heat-shock proteins are an important sub set of chaperones. Three major families ...
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chaperone

chaperon verb accompany as a chaperone
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Chaperone

[clinical] In clinical medicine, a chaperone is a person who serves as a witness for both a patient and a medical practitioner as a safeguard for both parties during a medical examination or procedure. The exact responsibilities vary according to the clinical situation. Chaperones are widely used for gynecological and other intimate examina...
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Chaperone

[protein] In molecular biology, molecular chaperones are proteins that assist the non-covalent folding or unfolding and the assembly or disassembly of other macromolecular structures. Chaperones are not present when the macromolecules perform their normal biological functions and have correctly completed the processes of folding and/or asse...
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Chaperone

[social] A chaperone is a person who accompanies or supervises a person or group to a social occasion, usually with the specific intent of preventing inappropriate social or sexual interactions or banned activities (e.g. drug use or underage drinking). The word derives figuratively from the French word chaperon (originally from the Late Lat...
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Chaperone

Chaperone: 1. Any protein that is required for the proper folding or assembly of another protein or protein complex without being a component of the final structure. 2. A woman who is present when a male physician examines a female patient. 3. Anyone present when a physician examines a patient of the opposite sex from the physician. From the origin...
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chaperone

Type: Term Pronunciation: shap-ĕ-rōn Definitions: 1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex. 2. One who accompanies a physician during physical examination of a patient of the opposite gender (from the physician).
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chaperone

[v] - accompany as a chaperone
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