adaptor protein

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adaptor protein

[ə′dap·tər ‚prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A specialized protein that links protein components of the signaling pathway, thereby aiding intracellular signal transduction.
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Mal and MyD88: adapter proteins involved in signal transduction by Toll-like receptors.
The binding of the mitochondria to the kinesin-1 motor is mediated by the adapter proteins Milton and Mitochondrial Rho GTPase (Miro).
In the first section, contributors describe epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) and their role in the ontology and maintenance of tumor tissues, detailing recent advances in the understanding of their molecular biology, including the intrinsic tyrosine kinase catalytic function and molecular interactions with other structures containing signaling adapter proteins.