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Nuclear Receptor Minireview Series

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

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Receptor

Definition noun A receptor involved in the instructions at the binding sites and spans the membrane of definite cells in the... Read More

Receptor sites

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

Scientists Discover New Molecule Of The Immune System: A Chemokine That Binds One Of The HIV Co-Receptors

A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Compugen, Ltd. has discovered a new molecule of the... Read More

Tachykinin receptor 1

Definition noun A member of tachykinin receptor family that is distinguished through interactions with G proteins that holds... Read More

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

New Microscopy Method Reveals Molecular Map Of Biological Surfaces

Using modern microscopy tools, scientists have been able to look at the molecules and molecular structures on viruses,... Read More

The Many Facets of SDF-1alpha CXCR4 Agonists and Antagonists on Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

K. Imai, M. Kobayashi, and J. Wang, et al., “Selective secretion of chemoattractants for haemopoietic progenitor cells by... Read More


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

Defeating Nicotine’s Double Role in Lung Cancer

A lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors was shown to double survival time in mice, according to Italian... Read More

Marijuana-like compounds suppress the immune response

Bethesda, MD – A group of Japanese scientists has discovered that cannabinoids can cause some white blood cells to lose... Read More

SIDS Infants Show Abnormalities In Brain Area Controlling Breathing, Heart Rate

       Infants who died from SIDS had significantly more serotonergic neurons... Read More

Angiopoietin 1

Definition noun A protein that is vital in vascular development particularly in the endothelium by regulating tyrosine... Read More

Receptors vasopressin

receptors, vasopressin specific molecular sites or structures on or in cells that vasopressins react or to which they bind... 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

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

The nuclear envelope

Nuclear envelope The nuclear envelope consists of two concentric membranes perforated by pore complexes that maintain... Read More


Blockade 1. Intravenous injection of large amounts of colloidal dyes or other substances whereby the reaction of the... Read More

Cough medicine fights dyskinesias in Parkinson’s

OHSU study also shows drug tested for schizophrenia reduces levodopa side effect PORTLAND, Ore. - A cough suppressant and a... Read More

Integrin alpha-1

Definition noun Transmembrane receptors that are involved in cell to cell interaction that serves to activate chemical... Read More

Receptors igg

receptors, IgG specific molecular sites on the surface of various cells, including b-lymphocytes and macrophages, that... Read More

Transferrin receptor protein 2

Transferrin receptor protein 2 (TfR2) is a protein involved in the transport and delivery of iron to the liver and other... 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

Receptors phencyclidine

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


Definition noun A multifunction glycoprotein in blood and extracellular matrix that binds glycosaminoglycans, plasminogen,... Read More

Adaptation To Parasites Drive African Fishes Along Different Evolutionary Paths

Aug. 16, 2007) — An international team of scientists from Canada (Université Laval), the U.K. (University of Hull,... Read More

Peroxiredoxin 5

Definition noun An antioxidant enzyme implicated as a protective role against oxidative stress which reduced hydrogen... 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

Immune characterization of Breast Cancer Metastases

Breast cancer is the occurrence of lumps or thickening of the surrounding tissues of the breast mostly in women. Yet it also... Read More

Integrin alpha-7

Definition noun A basement membrane protein involved as cellular receptor of laminin-1 and plays a role in migration and... Read More


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


Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More

Receptors interleukin-1

receptors, interleukin-1 specific molecular sites or structures on cells with which interleukin-1 reacts or to which it... Read More

Receptors platelet-derived growth factor

receptors, platelet-derived growth factor specific molecular sites or structures on cell membranes that react with... Read More


Putative Definition What is putative? The word putative denotes to a supposition that is based on what is commonly... Read More

Receptors complement 3d

receptors, complement 3d molecular sites on or in b-lymphocytes, follicular dendritic cells, lymphoid cells, and epithelial... Read More

Integrin-binding sialoprotein

Definition noun A glycoprotein belongs to the integrin-binding family of phosphoprotein involved in bone... Read More

Electron Transport System

The electron transport system occurs in the cristae of the mitochondria, where a series of cytochromes (cell pigments) and... Read More


ribbon synapse (Science: biology, physiology) Ultrastructurally distinct type of synapse found in a variety of sensory... Read More