signal peptide

signal peptide

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • signal peptide — noun A short N terminal peptide sequence involved in the passage of a protein across a membrane (also signal sequence) • • • Main Entry: ↑signal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Signal peptide — A signal peptide is a short (3 60 amino acids long) peptide chain that directs the post translational transport of a protein. Signal peptides may also be called targeting signals, signal sequences, transit peptides, or localization signals. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Signal peptide peptidase — The Signal Peptide Peptidase (SPP) and its homologs (SPPL2a/b/c, SPPL3) are a class of transmembrane aspartyl proteases with the conserved motives YD ... GxGD ...PALL. Their sequences are highly conserved in different vertebrate species. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • signal peptide — See: signal sequence …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • signal peptide — see under sequence …   Medical dictionary

  • Signal sequence — can refer to any of the following: *Protein targeting *Signal peptide *DNA uptake signal sequence …   Wikipedia

  • signal sequence — A stretch of 15 30 amino acid residues at the N terminus of a protein, which is thought to enable the protein to be secreted (pass through a cell membrane). The signal sequence is removed as the protein is secreted. Synonyms: signal peptide,… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • Signal patch — A protein signal patch contains information to send a given protein to the indicated location in the cell. It is made up of amino acid residues that are distant to one another in the primary sequence, but come close to each other in the tertiary… …   Wikipedia

  • signal sequence — targeting sequence a sequence of 15 to 30 amino acids occurring at the N terminal end of the precursors of secretory proteins; it is required for transport of the protein across the membrane of the rough endoplasmic reticulum into the cisternae,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Peptide hormone — Peptide hormones are a class of peptides that are secreted into the blood stream and have endocrine functions in living animals. [ [ Peptide Hormone Secretion/Peptide Hormone Action: A Practical… …   Wikipedia

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