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filaggrin

Definition:

the main protein of the keratohyalin granules

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

filaggrins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the specific target of the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis is filaggrin

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Filaggrin

a filament-associated protein that binds to keratin fibers in epithelial cells. Filaggrin monomers are tandemly clustered into a large, 350kDa protein precursor known as profilaggrin. In the epidermis, these structures are present in the keratohyalin ... (35 of 1487 words)

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Wiktionary:

filaggrin [biochemistry]

A filament-associated protein that binds to keratin fibres in epithelial cells (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/filaggrin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

protein [biochemistry] | -NH2 [chemical formula]

highly complex substance that is present in all living organisms. Proteins are of great nutritional value and are directly involved in the chemical ... (23 of 1004 words, 17 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/479680​/protein

Collins Dictionary:

protein | proteinaceous [derived] | proteinic [derived] | proteinous [adjective, derived]

any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or ... (25 of 458 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/protein

Columbia Encyclopedia:

protein | chromoprotein

any of the group of highly complex organic compounds found in all living cells and comprising the most abundant class of all biological molecules. ... (24 of 156 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0840303​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

protein | proteinaceous [derived] | proteinic [derived] | proteinous [derived]

any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds which have large molecules ... | proteins collectively, especially as a dietary component (20 of 154 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/protein

Random House Dictionary:

protein | proteid [sense-specific]

[biochemistry] any of numerous, highly varied organic molecules ... | the plant or animal tissue rich in such molecules, considered as a food source ... (23 of 151 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/protein

Merriam-Webster:

protein [often attributive]

any of various naturally occurring extremely complex substances that ... | the total nitrogenous material in plant or animal substances (19 of 122 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/protein

American Heritage Dictionary:

protein | prote- | proteo- | proteinaceous [adjective, related] | proteinic [adjective, related] | proteinous [adjective, related]

Any of a group of complex organic macromolecules that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and usually sulfur and are composed of one or more ... (24 of 118 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/protein

New World Dictionary:

protein | proteid [rare] | proteo- [rare]

any of a large class of complex polymers consisting of long chains of polypeptides often bonded with nucleic acids, lipids, etc.: proteins are found ... (24 of 80 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/protein

Macmillan British Dictionary:

protein [countable/uncountable] | proteins [plural]

a substance in food such as meat, eggs, and milk that people need in order to grow and be healthy (20 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/protein

Cambridge Dictionary:

protein

one of the many substances found in food such as meat, cheese, fish or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow and be strong (26 of 33 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/protein

Encarta Dictionary:

protein | proteins [plural] | prote- [used before vowels, affix] | proteo- [affix]

a complex natural substance that has a globular or fibrous structure ... | a food source that is rich in protein molecules (21 of 103 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736372​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

filaggrin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "filaggrin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "filaggrin"

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