Definition of Polyprotein

1. Noun. (protein) Any protein (especially ones produced by viruses) that cleave to produce a number of polypeptides, some of which act as hormones ¹



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Medical Definition of Polyprotein

1. Protein that, after synthesis, is cleaved to produce several functionally distinct polypeptides. Some viruses produce such proteins and some polypeptide hormones seem to be cleaved from a single precursor polyprotein (pro opimelanocortin, for example). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyprotein

polyprenol kinase
polyprenol reductase
polyprenols
polyprenyl
polyprenyl-4-hydroxybenzoate carboxylase
polypro
polyproline
polyprolines
polypropene
polypropenes
polypropenonitrile
polypropionate
polypropionates
polypropylene
polypropylenes
polyprotein (current term)
polyproteins
polyprotic
polyprotodonta
polyps
polypseudorotaxane
polypsis of the colon
polypteroidei
polypterus
polyptota
polyptoton
polyptotons
polyptych
polyptychial
polyptychs

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