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Signal recognition particle

Definition
noun
A proteinRNA complex important in binding to the mRNA for the recognition of signal peptide on a nascent protein and subsequently guide it to the target destination within the cell, such as rough endoplasmic reticulum in eukaryotes and plasma membrane in prokaryotes, through docking to signal recognition particle receptor
Supplement
Abbreviation: SRP
See also:

  • signal recognition particle receptor
  • signal peptide


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