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signal peptide

Amino acid sequences found in transported proteins that selectively guide the distribution of the proteins to specific cellular compartments.
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  • leader signal peptides
  • peptide signal sequences
  • signal sequences
  • leader peptide
  • protein sorting signals
  • peptide leader sequences
  • signal sequence
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