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Receptor site

Definition noun, plural: receptor sites A molecular site or the docking port on the surface of, or within, a cell, usually... Read More

Receptor sites

(noun) Plural form of receptor site. See receptor site for definition and additional... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Nuclear Receptor Minireview Series

ARTICLE The nuclear receptor superfamily describes a related but diverse array of transcription factors, which include... Read More

Carnegie Mellon scientists investigate initial molecular mechanism that triggers neuronal firing

BOSTON-Carnegie Mellon University chemists have solved a decade-long molecular mystery that could eventually help scientists... Read More

A new species of amyloid peptide

Bethesda, MD – Scientists have identified a new, longer species of amyloid β-peptide that has the potential to be a new... Read More

Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

USC structural biologists reveal workings of nicotine receptor in 'landmark accomplishment'When nicotine binds to a... Read More


Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More

G-protein coupled receptor

G-protein coupled receptor (Science: cell biology) cell surface receptors that are coupled to G-proteins (GTP-binding... Read More

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies (Science: neurology, investigation) a test used to measure the amount of antibodies to... Read More

Small-molecule modulators of Hedgehog signaling: identification and characterization of Smoothened agonists and antagonists

Figure 1. A Hh-signaling agonist identified in a cell-based small-molecule screen. (a) A luciferase-based reporter assay of... Read More

Reductionism and complexity in molecular biology

  Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel1   1Marc H. V. Van Regenmortel is at the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de... Read More

Cluster of Differentiation 163

Definition noun A protein expressed in monocytes and macrophages implicated in the clearance and endocytosis of hemoglobin... Read More

Postsynaptic membrane

postsynaptic membrane That part of the plasma membrane of a neuron or muscle fibre with which an axon terminal forms a... Read More

No association of DRD2, DRD3, and tyrosine hydroxylase gene polymorphisms with personality traits in the Japanese population

No association of DRD2, DRD3, and tyrosine hydroxylase gene polymorphisms with personality traits in the Japanese... Read More


Definition noun, plural: transferrins A glycoprotein (80 kD) that carries iron in the bloodstream; a beta globulin found in... Read More

Heat Halts Pain Inside The Body

The old wives’ tale that heat relieves abdominal pain, such as colic or menstrual pain, has been scientifically proven by... Read More

Signal recognition particle receptor

Definition noun The receptor in the membrane of the organelle, particularly rough endoplasmic reticulum, and serves as the... Read More

Pandemic coronavirus disease COVID-19 feared inevitable

When we thought we are spared by the dreadful coronaviruses, like SARS-CoV, here we are again in a pandemonium over a... Read More

Parathyroid hormone, kidney disease, evidence and guidelines

Edmund J Lamb1, Susan Vickery1and Andy R Ellis2 1Department of Clinical Biochemistry, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust,... Read More

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

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


Protein Definition Proteins are biomolecules comprised of amino acid residues joined together by peptide bonds.... Read More


Invasins proteins produced by bacterial cells that promote bacterial penetration into mammalian cells. The invasin produced... Read More

Receptors phencyclidine

receptors, phencyclidine specific sites or molecular structures on cell membranes or in cells with which phencyclidine... Read More

Rabies pathobiology and its RNA virus agent – Lyssavirus

Having a dog as a pet presents a myriad of benefits. One of them is having a companion reputed for being charismatic and... Read More

Visualizing Formation Of A New Synapse

June 25, 2009 — A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of... Read More

Competitive inhibition

Competitive inhibition (Science: chemistry) inhibitor that occupies the active site of an enzyme or the binding Site of a... Read More

Molecular evolution of influenza A viruses circulated in Fujian Province, China

Fujian Center for Disease Control & Prevention, China, reported the molecular evolution of influenza A (H3N2) viruses... Read More

Measles vaccine hesitancy leads to outbreaks, deaths of unvaccinated

Many people are afraid of getting measles vaccine these days. The fear arises from the allegedly adverse effects of it, such... Read More

Elicitor-Mediated Oligomerization of the Tobacco N Disease Resistance Protein

Elicitor-Mediated Oligomerization of the Tobacco N Disease Resistance Protein[W],[OA] Pere Mestre1 and David C.... Read More

Capturing The Birth Of A Synapse: Mechanism Locking Two Neurons Found

May 28, 2009 — Researchers have identified the locking mechanism that allows some neurons to form synapses to pass along... Read More

Thyroid stimulating antibody

thyroid stimulating antibody (Science: endocrinology, immunology) long acting thyroid stimulator is an autoantibody found in... Read More

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

Definition noun A rare disease characterized mainly by connective tissues becoming ossified or turning into bone, due to a... Read More

Cancer Genomics Browser Gives Cancer Researchers A Powerful New Tool

March 2009 -- A Cancer Genomics Browser developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, provides a... Read More


A cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular organisms,... Read More