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Definition: 'Signal Recognition Particle'

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signal recognition particle (SRP)

Type: Term

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1. a small RNA-protein complex that interacts with the signal sequence of nascent secretory proteins. Binding of the signal recognition particle results in arrest of translation until interaction with docking protein, an integral part of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane.



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