fused protein

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A hybrid protein molecule produced when a gene of interest is inserted by recombinant DNA techniques into a recipient plasmid and displaces the stop codon for a plasmid gene. The fused protein begins at the amino end with a portion of the plasmid protein sequence and ends with the protein of interest. Compare with polyprotein. See Chronology, 1970, Yourno et al.

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