Associations to the word «Protein»


PROTEIN, noun. (biochemistry) Any of numerous large, complex naturally-produced molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids, in which the amino acid groups are held together by peptide bonds.
PROTEIN, noun. (nutrition) One of three major classes of food or source of food energy (4 kcal/gram) abundant in animal-derived foods (ie: meat) and some vegetables, such as legumes. see carbohydrate and fat for the other two major classes
PROTEIN COMPLEX, noun. (biochemistry) A group of two or more associated proteins that are stable over time.
PROTEIN COMPLEXES, noun. Plural of protein complex
PROTEIN DOMAIN, noun. (biology) A part of protein sequence and structure that can evolve, function, and exist independently of the rest of the protein chain.
PROTEIN DOMAINS, noun. Plural of protein domain
PROTEIN KINASE, noun. (biochemistry) a kinase which substrate is a protein
PROTEIN KINASES, noun. Plural of protein kinase
PROTEIN PHOSPHORYLATION, noun. (biochemistry) The binding of phosphate to proteins to form phosphoproteins
PROTEIN SHAKE, noun. A beverage containing protein mixed with milk or water for the purposes of improved nutrition, especially in bodybuilding.
PROTEIN SHAKES, noun. Plural of protein shake
PROTEIN SUBUNIT, noun. (biochemistry) Any protein that forms assemblies with others, especially those that form multimers or oligomers.
PROTEIN SUBUNITS, noun. Plural of protein subunit

Dictionary definition

PROTEIN, noun. Any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein".

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