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.
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- n. any of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells; consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid
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.
To progress to nucleoprotein cells from the ribocyte era, the RNA cell must devise translation.
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.
And also, Pauling did not think that DNA “had a protein structure” – he thought that genes were encoded in the protein portion of nucleoprotein.
Repetitive DNA sequence elements are also fundamental to the cooperative molecular interactions forming nucleoprotein complexes.
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.
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.
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.
A chemical investigation of the protoplasm of the leucocytes shows the presence of nucleoprotein and of a globulin.
The envelope consists mainly of lecithin, cholesterin, and nucleoprotein.