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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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They've said it's fine for us chaperone the children.
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