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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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Our focus now is getting essential aid to remote communities which have not received assistance and ensuring they have the medical care they need, and clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to stop the spread of water-borne diseases like cholera, said Mr Chaperon.
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True to form, he tells the publicist that he has no need for a chaperon.
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UTair Aviation now offers chaperon services for passengers aged 5-16 years flying alone.
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Sheikh Abdullah was welcomed on board by Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon, Commander of French Navy, and Michel Miraillet, France's Ambassador to the UAE.
Charlie, though, seems to live in some netherworld of poverty, with all four grandparents sharing a bed, but when he gets a golden ticket from a bar of Wonka Chocolate, Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) volunteers to chaperon the boy.
Lodge, from Preston, gives a very concrete picture of older maternal prerogatives in his description of his mother's insistence on being his chaperon at young people's dances: