Definition of Leucine zipper

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A structural motif in proteins, especially those involved in transcription ¹



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Medical Definition of Leucine zipper

1. Motif found in certain DNA binding proteins. In a region of approximately 35 amino acids, every seventh is a leucine. This facilitates dimerisation of two such proteins to form a functional transcription factor. Examples of proteins containing leucine zippers are products of the proto-oncogenes myc, fos and jun. (15 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucine Zipper

leucemias
leucemic
leuch
leuchaemia
leuchen
leuchæmia
leucin
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leucine
leucine-induced hypoglycaemia
leucine-tRNA ligase
leucine acetyltransferase
leucine aminopeptidase
leucine dehydrogenase
leucine hypoglycaemia
leucine zipper (current term)
leucine zippers
leucines
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leucinol
leucinopine
leucinosis
leucins
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leucism
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leucite
leucites
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leucitoid

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