Definitions for calnexin

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word calnexin

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. calnexin(Noun)

    An chaperone protein of the endoplasmic reticulum

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Calnexin

    Calnexin is a 67kDa integral protein of the endoplasmic reticulum. It consists of a large N-terminal calcium-binding lumenal domain, a single transmembrane helix and a short, acidic cytoplasmic tail.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Calnexin

    A lectin found in ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM membranes that binds to specific N-linked OLIGOSACCHARIDES found on newly synthesized proteins. It may play role in PROTEIN FOLDING or retention and degradation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum.


Find a translation for the calnexin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these calnexin definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"calnexin." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for calnexin? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for calnexin:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.