Definition of Furin

1. Noun. (enzyme) A protease found in certain animal cells ¹



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Medical Definition of Furin

1. Subtilisin like eukaryotic endopeptidase with substrate specificity for consensus sequence Arg X Lys/Arg Arg at the cleavage site. Furin is known to activate the haemagglutinin of fowl plague virus and will cleave the HIV envolope glycoprotein (gp160) into two portions, gp120 and gp41, a necessary step in making the virus fusion competent. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furin

furfurine
furfurol
furfurol reaction
furfurols
furfurous
furfurs
furfuryl
furfuryls
furial
furibund
furibundal
furies
furigana
furile
furilic
furin (current term)
furioso
furiosos
furious
furious rabies
furiously
furiousness
furkid
furkids
furl
furlable
furlana
furlanas
furled
furler

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