molecular chaperone

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A protein, bound to the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cells, that acts as a molecular chaperone to newly synthesized proteins of the immunoglobulin superclass. It associates...

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*Calcium-binding proteins with lectin-like domains that are found in the endoplasmic reticulum where they act as chaperones for newly synthesized proteins, in conjunction with calnexin....

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heat-shock protein

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Any of various proteins that are synthesized by living cells in response to increased temperature or other forms of stress. They occur in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, and...

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