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Definition: 'Preprocollagen'

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preprocollagen

Type: Term

Pronunciation: prē′prō-kol′ă-jen

Definitions:
1. The precursor of collagen that is synthesized on ribosomes; procollagen with a leader or signal sequence that directs the polypeptide chain into the vesicular space of the endoplasmic reticulum.

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