Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of complexes composed of protein and nucleic acid and found in the nuclei and cytoplasm of all living cells, as in chromatin and ribosomes, and in viruses.

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  • n. Any complex of a nucleic acid and a protein

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nucleo-al-bumin or a nucleoproteid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells; consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid

Etymologies

nucleo- +‎ protein (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here we show that elements homologous to the nucleoprotein (N) gene of bornavirus exist in the genomes of several mammalian species, including humans, non-human primates, rodents and elephants.

    A New Wrinkle on Parasitic Elements

  • To progress to nucleoprotein cells from the ribocyte era, the RNA cell must devise translation.

    An Interesting Pattern

  • In the new study, Japanese researchers found copies of the bornavirus N (for nucleoprotein) gene inserted in at least four separate locations in the human genome.

    Wired Top Stories

  • And also, Pauling did not think that DNA “had a protein structure” – he thought that genes were encoded in the protein portion of nucleoprotein.

    Fuller's Invention? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Repetitive DNA sequence elements are also fundamental to the cooperative molecular interactions forming nucleoprotein complexes.

    Richard Sternberg, vindicated, publishes paper on "junk DNA"

  • Its addition in minute amounts to the nucleoprotein tumor fraction, was expected to suppress the formation of the fibrillar halo if nucleic acids rather that the protein were responsible for the nerve growth promoting effect elicited by this fraction.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later

  • His researches on the virus which causes the mosaic disease in tobacco plants led to the isolation of a nucleoprotein which displayed tobacco mosaic virus activity.

    Wendell M. Stanley - Biography

  • He studied the proteins of viruses and antibodies, and succeeded in isolating a nucleoprotein which had bacteriophage activity: his suggestion that the activity was due to nucleic acid was later proved to be correct.

    John H. Northrop - Biography

  • A chemical investigation of the protoplasm of the leucocytes shows the presence of nucleoprotein and of a globulin.

    V. Angiology. 2. The Blood

  • The envelope consists mainly of lecithin, cholesterin, and nucleoprotein.

    V. Angiology. 2. The Blood

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