AskDefine | Define nucleoprotein

Dictionary Definition

nucleoprotein n : any of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells; consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid

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Noun

  1. Any complex of a nucleic acid and a protein

Extensive Definition

A nucleoprotein is any protein which is structurally associated with nucleic acid (either DNA or RNA). The prototypical example is any of the histone class of proteins, which are identifiable on strands of chromatin. Telomerase, a RNP (RNA/protein complex), and Protamines are also nucleoproteins.
nucleoprotein in German: Nukleoprotein
nucleoprotein in Italian: Nucleoproteina
nucleoprotein in Hebrew: נוקלאופרוטאין
nucleoprotein in Polish: Nukleoproteiny
nucleoprotein in Russian: Нуклеопротеиды
nucleoprotein in Ukrainian: Нуклеопротеїни
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