Definition of Ribonucleoprotein

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any nucleoprotein that contains RNA ¹



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Medical Definition of Ribonucleoprotein

1. Complexes of RNA and protein involved in a wide range of cellular processes. Besides ribosomes (with which ribonucleoprotein was originally almost synonymous), in eukaryotic cells both initial RNA transcripts in the nucleus (hnRNA) and cytoplasmic mRNAs exist as complexes with specific sets of proteins. Processing (splicing) of the former is carried out by small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNP). Other examples are the signal recognition particle responsible for targetting proteins to endoplasmic reticulum and a complex involved in termination of transcription. Acronym: RNP (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribonucleoprotein

ribofuranosylthymine
ribokinase
ribonuclear
ribonuclease
ribonuclease (Bacillus subtilis)
ribonuclease (pancreatic)
ribonuclease D
ribonuclease t1
ribonucleases
ribonucleic
ribonucleic acid
ribonucleinase
ribonucleolytic
ribonucleoparticle
ribonucleoparticles
ribonucleoprotein (current term)
ribonucleoproteins
ribonucleoside
ribonucleoside-triphosphate reductase
ribonucleoside diphosphate reductase
ribonucleosides
ribonucleotide
ribonucleotide polymerase
ribonucleotide reductase
ribonucleotide reductases
ribonucleotides
ribophage
ribophagy
ribophorin
ribophorins

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