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signal peptide

Definition:
Amino acid sequences found in transported proteins that selectively guide the distribution of the proteins to specific cellular compartments.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • leader signal peptides
  • peptide signal sequences
  • signal sequences
  • leader peptide
  • protein sorting signals
  • peptide leader sequences
  • signal sequence
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7774
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