|methionine puddle||medical dictionary|
<biochemistry> A term used to describe a region of a protein surface composed of a cluster of methionine side chains. Proposed as the active hydrophobic site of calmodulin and also of signal recognition particle (SRP). The concept is of a highly fluid hydrophobic patch.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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