cyclophilin

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cyclophilin

[‚sī·kə′fil·ən]
(biochemistry)
An abundant cytoplasmic protein that catalyzes cis-trans isomerizations; it has a high affinity for the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A.
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Simon Kerr, chief executive officer, Cypralis, said, "Cyprolides are a new class of fully synthetic cyclophilin inhibitors that are potent inhibitors of cyclophilin D and protect against opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore.