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Protein Prenylation

"Protein Prenylation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A post-translational modification of proteins by the attachment of an isoprenoid to the C-terminal cysteine residue. The isoprenoids used, farnesyl diphosphate or geranylgeranyl diphosphate, are derived from the same biochemical pathway that produces cholesterol.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Protein Prenylation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Protein Prenylation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 60 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1996
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