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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

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.
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