leader sequence

in biotechnology
Also contains definition of: signal sequence
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.L03491
  1. A polynucleotide region between @[email protected] and structural @[email protected], necessary for the correct @[email protected] of @[email protected] into @[email protected]
  2. An N-terminal extension of @[email protected] (also known as the signal sequence) which is necessary for the transport of the @[email protected] into or through the @[email protected] or for its secretion into the extracellular medium.
Source:
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 158 [Terms] [Paper]