prestin

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EtymologyEdit

Coined in 2000 from the musical term presto (meaning fast) because of the speed of the protein.[1]

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prestin (plural prestins)

  1. (biochemistry) A protein in the hairs of the inner ear

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Prestin is the motor protein of cochlear outer hair cells”, in Nature, volume 405, issue 6783, Jun 2000, Bibcode2000Natur.405..149Z, DOI:10.1038/35012009, PMID 10821263, pages 149–55

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prestin

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive form of prestar
  2. third-person plural imperative form of prestar