Definition of Flagellin

1. Noun. (protein) The main protein in the flagella of bacteria ¹



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Definition of Flagellin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flagellin

1. Subunit protein (40 kD) of the bacterial flagellum. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flagellin

flagellata
flagellate
flagellate diarrhoea
flagellate protozoan
flagellated
flagellated cell
flagellated protozoan
flagellates
flagellatin'
flagellating
flagellation
flagellations
flagellator
flagellators
flagelliform
flagellin (current term)
flagellin N-methylase
flagellins
flagellomania
flagellomanias
flagellum
flagellums
flageolet
flageoletist
flageoletists
flageolets
flagfish
flagged
flagger

Literary usage of Flagellin

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Bacterial flagella are primarily composed of a single protein, flagellin, ... Incorporation of the analog into flagellin resulted in a curly flagellum ..."

2. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff (1998)
"Interestingly, the same flagellin molecule can assemble into two types of flagella, depending on the provenance of the seed (Asakura et a!., 1966), ..."

3. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"... and TLR5 interact with the bacterial protein, flagellin. The pervasive similarities in plant and animal innate immune receptor structure have become a ..."

4. Assessing Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Improving Approaches and Methods by World Health Organization (2003)
"Restriction of amplified products are used for identification (when rRNA genes are amplified) or typing (eg. flagellin genes). ..."

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