A Protein

A Protein

Microbiology A protein present in the Staphylococcus aureus cell wall which binds to the Fc of immunoglobulins and to antigen-antibody complexes.
Molecular biology A protein located on the U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particle (snRNP) which harbours an 80-amino acid RNA-recognition motif (RRM) required for sequence-specific RNA binding.
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Ubiquitin clinging to a protein is one signal that the protein is ready for the garbage.
For the research, Stephensen exposed mouse immune-system cells, in petri dishes, to a form of vitamin A known as retinoic acid, along with a protein that mimics an infectious microbe.
These one-letter changes, known as SNPs, can cause a gene to produce a severely shortened and often nonfunctional version of a protein. Or the variations can disrupt the ability of the cell to cut away introns and splice exons together.