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Pronunciation: shap-ĕr-ō′nin

Definition: A molecular complex composed of multiple heat shock protein subunits that assemble into double ring structures. Chaperonins function within the cytoplasm to refold damaged proteins.

[chaperon + -in]

See Also: heat shock proteins, under protein

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