from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protein, such as a globulin or histone, that yields only amino acids upon hydrolysis.
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- n. a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
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Despite ten million years of evolution with quadrillions of fish under relentless, life-and-death selective pressure, the Antarctic antifreeze protein does not have anything like the sophistication and complexity even of such a simple protein as hemoglobin, let alone that of the stupendous, multiprotein systems that are plentiful in nature.