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  • noun biochemistry Any protein (especially ones produced by viruses) that cleave to produce a number of polypeptides, some of which act as hormones

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  • A single gene, the ELH gene, specifies a polyprotein that is cut into small biologically active peptides such that individual components of the behavioral array may be mediated by peptides encoded by one gene.

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  • The encoded polyprotein contains the domains of protease, reverse transcriptase, and retroviral integrase, which could have retrotransposase activities.

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  • The number of variations relative to a population consensus is shown for the polyprotein (PP) and for each gene within the polyprotein.

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  • In summary, the SVR polyprotein sequences were significantly more diverse than the NR sequences by all four analytical methods in both genotypes.

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  • The ratios of observed to predicted frequency of the dinucleotides UU and UA across the polyprotein were compared between SVR and NR patients.

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  • First, we found a polyprotein-like coding sequence located at the immediate upstream of the zebrafish

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  • All of HCV's proteins are initially produced as one long polyprotein, which needs to be cleaved into its component proteins by the protease.

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  • These recombinant viruses also express GFP that cleaves at both the N and C termini during structural polyprotein processing

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  • In fact, the action of the ribozymes may take place mainly, if not exclusively, during the translation of the (+) strand that encodes the polyprotein.

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  • The number of variations unique to either the SVR or NR groups is shown for the polyprotein

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