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molecular chaperone

[mə′lək·yə·lər ′shap·ə‚rän]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of a class of cellular proteins involved in correct folding of certain polypeptide chains and their assembage into an oligomer.
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The virtual environments are immersive and do a good job of showing off the Vive's room-scale capabilities; you can wander around the deck of a sunken ship or walk around and through your paintings to survey them from every angle, knowing that Chaperone will warn you if you're about to hit a wall.
A report into the conduct of Dr Myles Bradbury found he was able to exploit policies on chaperones to abuse young boys behind curtains while also seeing very young children alone and outside routine clinic times.
After the council-paid service stopped, parents set up their own chaperone rota.
31) For this reason, chaperone (with e) is often used as a feminine word at present, and also in this article.
Mutations in this region that impairs the ability of HSP90 to either bind or hydrolyze ATP eliminate its chaperone activity.
For her performance in the Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone, Beth has received a Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critic's Awards in addition to the Tony.
Protein chaperones and protection from neurodegenerative diseases.
But he admits that during the alleged incident in 2008 after a chaperone left the examination room he tried to help the patient pull up her trousers and tapped her on the back.
So they've had to recruit a chaperone to stop her touching alcohol.
For further information or to volunteer as a chaperone please call Optimist Marc at 442-7964 or Optimist Tom at 442-2140.
Among the allegations were that he had made indecent photographs of a child, possessed indecent photographs of a child for distribution, and had examined a patient's breasts in an inappropriate manner without a chaperone being present, despite this being out of line with normal practice as required by the GMC.
The present methods are based upon the surprising discovery that expression or activation of an ER resident chaperone protein in a cell inhibits the generation of thrombin on the surface of the cell.