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chap·e·rone

(shap-ĕ-rōn),
1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex.
2. One who accompanies a physician during physical examination of a patient of the opposite gender (from the physician).
[Eng. escort, protector, fr. Fr. chaperon, hood, fr. chape, cape, fr. L.L. cappa, fr. L. caput, head]

chaperone

/chap·er·one/ (shap´er-ōn) someone or something that accompanies and oversees another.
molecular chaperone  any of a diverse group of proteins that oversee the correct intracellular folding and assembly of polypeptides without being components of the final structure.

chaperone

or

chaperon

(shăp′ə-rōn′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of proteins that assist macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids, to assemble and fold into the proper three-dimensional structure as they are being synthesized. Also called molecular chaperone.

chap′er·on′age (-rō′nĭj) n.

chaperone

Cell biology
Any of a class of cytoplasmic proteins found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, which facilitate the correct assembly or disassembly of newly synthesised oligomeric protein complexes, participating in transmembrane targeting and protein folding.

Medspeak-UK
A person, generally employed by a medical doctor or (NHS) hospital trust, who stays with the patient while the doctor is examining a patient or performing a procedure.
 
Vox populi
A person who accompanies a child or adolescent under the age of majority (adulthood) during an event such as a date or a school dance.

chap·e·rone

(shap'ĕ-rōn)
1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex.
2. One who accompanies a physician during physical examination of a patient of the opposite gender (from that of the physician).
[Eng. escort, protector, fr. Fr. chaperon, hood, fr. chape, cape, fr. L.L. cappa, fr. L. caput, head]

chaperone

a PROTEIN MOLECULE which can assist in the folding, assembly or transport of other proteins in a CELL.

chaperone

a family of proteins that aid in the folding of target proteins.
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That is all very well, " she answered, "but I am not sure that we ought to be in the gallery at Covent Garden together, with a chaperon who will sleep
In Petersburg there was a moment when a chaperon was absolutely essential for me.
The phoenix was to let, on this elevated perch, when Mr Dorrit, who had lately succeeded to his property, mentioned to his bankers that he wished to discover a lady, well-bred, accomplished, well connected, well accustomed to good society, who was qualified at once to complete the education of his daughters, and to be their matron or chaperon.
Miller, the vicar, and some mothers and other chaperons looked on and consumed light refreshments, which were brought out upon trays by Smilash, who had borrowed and put on a large white apron, and was making himself officiously busy.
Rushworth, on a point of some similarity, and could not help wondering as she listened; and glad would she have been not to be obliged to listen, for it was while all the other young people were dancing, and she sitting, most unwillingly, among the chaperons at the fire, longing for the re-entrance of her elder cousin, on whom all her own hopes of a partner then depended.
He was received by Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon and Michel Miraillet, France's Ambassador to the UAE.
We have two tonnes of mail to pick up and 65 tonnes of food to get," pointed out Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon.
Chaperon said Total had gained "significant expertise" in solar energy development with the company acquiring a majority stake (66%) in California-based SunPower.
Treize ans apres son retour au pays des Freres Grimm et de leur Petit Chaperon rouge, il est meme devenu un outil de marketing touristique.
Also elected unopposed were ANF Assistant Federal Secretary Yvonne Chaperon, ANF President Coral Levett and ANF Federal Vice President Paul Nieuwenhoven.
Governments will have to implement policies to support solar energy; consumers need to actively choose solar energy; and businesses must develop the necessary technology and make the necessary investments," says Arnaud Chaperon, vice president of electricity and renewable energies.
He begins by setting out the basic principle of medical treatment, then discusses such topics as quantum therapy as well as photon therapy, transplantation, radiotherapy and radio surgery, stem cell therapy, transfusion medicine, phototherapy, gene transfer and gene therapy, therapeutic vaccination, and chaperon.