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Bind

Bind 1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles;... Read More

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: sarcoplasmic reticula (cell biology) The special type of smooth endoplasmic reticulum found in... Read More

Binder

Binder 1. A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen. 2. Anything that binds. See:... Read More

Competitive binding assay

Definition An assay based on the competition between labeled and unlabeled ligand for the reactive sites of a particular... Read More

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More

Repressor protein

Definition noun, plural: repressor proteins A protein in which its binding to the operator inhibits the transcription of one... Read More

Oligonucleotide

Definition noun plural: mononucleotides ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide, ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd A short polymer... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Enzyme

Reviewed by: Todd Smith, PhD Definition noun plural: enzymes en·zyme, ˈɛnzaɪm (biochemistry) A... Read More

Tie

tie 1. To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind. Tie the kine to the cart. My son, keep thy father's commandment, and... Read More

Hemoglobin

Definition noun, plural: hemoglobins A biomolecule made up of haeme (i.e. oxygen-carrying, nonprotein, ferrous component)... Read More

Opsonization

Definition noun, plural: opsonizations The process at which opsonins bind to the surface of the antigen so that the... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

A new wrinkle in evolution — Man-made proteins

Nature, through the trial and error of evolution, has discovered a vast diversity of life from what can only presumed to... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Substrate specificity

Definition noun A feature of an enzyme activity with regard to the kind of substrate reacting with an enzyme to yield a... Read More

Rough endoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: rough endoplasmic reticula (cell biology) A type of endoplasmic reticulum wherein polyribosomes... Read More

Precursor mRNA

Definition noun plural: precursor mRNAs An immature or incompletely processed mRNA molecule in eukaryotes that needs to be... Read More

Mature mRNA

Definition noun plural: mature mRNAs The completely processed mRNA molecule in the cell of eukaryotes Details Overview... Read More

Sequester

sequester 1. To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an... Read More

Promoter gene

Definition noun, plural: promoter genes (genetics) A site in a DNA molecule at which RNA polymerase and transcription... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Coenzyme

Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More

Cohesion

Cohesion Definition What is cohesion? Cohesion, in science definition, refers to the state of cohering or sticking together... Read More

B lymphocyte

Definition noun, plural: B lymphocytes A lymphocyte that is produced in the bone marrow and is responsible for the... Read More

Chaperone

Chaperone (Science: cell biology) cytoplasmic proteins of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes that bind to nascent or unfolded... Read More

Allies

Ally 1. To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty,... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Promoter

Definition noun, plural: promoters (chemistry) A substance that is capable of increasing the activity of a catalyst to... Read More

Oxyhemoglobin

Definition noun, plural: oxyhemoglobins A bright red hemoglobin carrying oxygen molecule Supplement One of the main... Read More

Plasmablast

Definition noun, plural: plasmablasts An antibody-producing stem cell that could give rise to another of its kind or... Read More

Compact bone

Definition noun, plural: compact bones A type of osseous tissue consisting of closely packed osteons or haversian systems,... Read More

Testosterone

Definition noun, plural: testosterones A steroid hormone with a chemical formula of C19H28O2, and is regarded as the primary... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Fertilizin

Fertilizin An acid polysaccharide-amino acid complex associated with the female gamete membrane of several organisms;... Read More

Beta barrel

Definition noun, plural: beta barrels A large β-sheet that twists and coils to form a closed structure where the first... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More