Medical Definition of RNP

1. Complexes of RNA and protein involved in a wide range of cellular processes. Besides ribosomes (with which ribonucleoprotein was originally almost synonymous), in eukaryotic cells both initial RNA transcripts in the nucleus (hnRNA) and cytoplasmic mRNAs exist as complexes with specific sets of proteins. Processing (splicing) of the former is carried out by small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNP). Other examples are the signal recognition particle responsible for targetting proteins to endoplasmic reticulum and a complex involved in termination of transcription. Acronym: RNP (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of RNP

RNA replicase
RNA splicing
RNA splicing pattern
RNA triphosphatase
RNA tumour virus
RNA tumour viruses
RNA virus
RNA viruses
RNA world
RNA worlds
RNP (current term)
RNS1 ribonuclease
RNS3 ribonuclease
RNase D
RNase I
RNase N1
RNase N2
RNase P
RNase T1
RNase T2
RNase U2
RNase U4

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