Ubiquitin

/juːˈbɪkwɪtɪn/

Origin

First recorded in 1985–90; ubiquit(ous) + -in1 (Source: dictionary.com)

1970s from ubiquitous+ -in. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Ubiquitin

Ubiquitin

noun

  1. a small protein, present in all eukaryotic cells, that participates in the destruction of defective proteins and in the synthesis of new proteins.
  2. biochem a small polypeptide, found in most eukaryotic cells, that combines with other proteins to make them susceptible to degradation

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Ubiquitin

n.

  1. A polypeptide found in all eukaryotic cells, including plant cells, that participates in a variety of cellular functions including protein degradation.

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Ubiquitin

noun

  1. A compound found in living cells which plays a role in the degradation of defective and superfluous proteins. It is a single-chain polypeptide.

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Nearby words

ubiety , ubique , ubiquinol , ubiquinone , Ubiquitarian , ubiquitous , ubiquity , ubi sunt , ubi supra , U-boat

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