[ yoo-bik-wi-tin ]
/ yuˈbɪk wɪ tɪn /
a small protein, present in all eukaryotic cells, that participates in the destruction of defective proteins and in the synthesis of new proteins.
Words nearby ubiquitin
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British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitin
/ (juːˈbɪkwɪtɪn) /
biochem a small polypeptide, found in most eukaryotic cells, that combines with other proteins to make them susceptible to degradation
Derived forms of ubiquitinubiquitination, noun
Word Origin for ubiquitin
C20: from ubiquitous + -in
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Medicine definitions for ubiquitin
[ yōō-bĭk′wĭ-tĭn ]
A polypeptide found in all eukaryotic cells, including plant cells, that participates in a variety of cellular functions including protein degradation.
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