AAA+

AAA meaning in Medicine

In medicine, AAA or AAA+ are sets of proteins said to be an abbreviation for ATPases Associated with diverse cellular Activities. These proteins share a common conserved module of approximately 230 amino acid residues.

AAA proteins are functionally and organizationally diverse, and vary in activity, stability, and mechanism. Members of the AAA family are found in all organisms, and they are essential for many cellular functions. They are involved in processes such as DNA replication, protein degradation, membrane fusion, microtubule severing, peroxisome biogenesis, signal transduction and the regulation of gene expression.

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  1. December 24, 2014

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