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unfolded protein response

A cellular response to environmental insults that cause disruptions in protein folding and/or accumulation of defectively folded protein in the endoplasmic reticulum. It consists of a group of regulatory cascades that are triggered as a response to altered levels of calcium and/or the redox state of the endoplasmic reticulum. Persistent activation of the unfolded protein response leads to the induction of apoptosis.
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