Sumo(redirected from Small Ubiquitin-Like/-Related Modifier)
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Sentrin, Small Ubiquitin-Like/-Related Modifier, Ubiquitin-Like 1. One of the superfamily of ubiquitin-like polypeptides that covalently attach to intracellular target proteins altering their function, location, and/or half-life
A Japanese contact sport in which a wrestler (rikishi) tries to force an opponent out of a circular ring (dohyoo) or touch the ground with any part of his body other than the soles of his feet. The sport is nearly as old as Japan itself, which is the only country where it is practised professionally
Health problems Sumo are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension, heart attacks, bone and joint problems, and live an average 10 years less than the average Japanese male