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 (no͞o′klē-ō-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn, nyo͞o′-)
Any of a group of complexes composed of protein and nucleic acid and found in the nuclei and cytoplasm of all living cells, as in chromatin and ribosomes, and in viruses.


(Biochemistry) a compound within a cell nucleus that consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid


(ˌnu kli oʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌnyu-)

any of the class of conjugated proteins occurring in cells and consisting of a protein combined with a nucleic acid, essential for cell division and reproduction.
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Noun1.nucleoprotein - any of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells; consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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The other 5 gene segments (polymerase basic 1 and 2 [PB1 and PB2], polymerase acidic [PA], nucleoprotein [NP], and matrix protein [MP]) were found previously in low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) viruses identified in Mongolia, China, and Vietnam.
Offering the first demonstration of molecular engineering to increase the thermal stability of shark-derived antibodies, researchers published their success in a PLOS ONE journal submission, "Importance of Hypervariable Region 2 for Stability and Affinity of a Shark Single-Domain Antibody Specific for Ebola Virus Nucleoprotein.
Thc primer pair used in the three One-Step RT-qPCR kits was CDV-For (5'-AGC TAG TTT CAT CTT AAC TAT CAA ATT-3') and CDV-Rev (5'-TTA ACT CTC CAG AAA ACT CAT GC-3') which produced an amplicon of 83 bp (905-931 and 966-987 nucleotide nucleoprotein positions, respectively), designed by ELIA et al.
Bloom and colleagues, for instance, used an influenza virus protein called nucleoprotein to examine how interactions among mutations have affected the overall evolution of the virus.
Morphological distinction between neurons of the male & female & the behavior of the nuclear satellites during the accelerated nucleoprotein synthesis.
Studies testing siRNAs in vitro and in vivo usually have as targets rabies nucleoprotein (N), glycoprotein (G), and/or polymerase (L) genes; the sequences are delivered by a vector such as adenovirus, (24) lentivirus, (25) or associated with a liposome.
Although the diagnostic RT-PCR in September was indeterminate, survivor A's positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, specifically against the viral nucleoprotein, indicate previous Ebola virus infection.
It was previously discovered that the influenza A virus (IAV) has eight segmented negative-stranded RNAs encoding ten viral proteins: polymerase basic protein 1 (PB1) polymerase basic protein 2 (PB2) polymerase acidic protein (PA) nucleoprotein (NP) matrix proteins (M1 M2) non-structural protein (NS1) non-structural protein 2/nuclear exporting protein (NS2/NEP) and the surface glycoproteins namely hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) [2].
Finally live PPRV recombinant nucleoprotein of PPR Virus (NPPRV) and truncated 420-525 NPPRV have been used to demonstrate in vitro inhibition of
23 October 2014 - US biotechnology firm Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) said yesterday it had created and launched a number of rapid and sensitive ELISA test kits for the identification of major Ebola viral protein antibodies, including Glycoprotein (GP), Nucleoprotein (NP) and Viral Protein 40 (VP40).
Telomeres are nucleoprotein structures located at the ends of chromosomes which shorten with repetitive cell division and replication," explained Elizabeth Hoge, MD, a psychiatrist and investigator in MGH's Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders.
He's vaccine targets an internal viral protein, called a nucleoprotein, which is critical for virus replication.