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Decoy

Decoy

to lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net. Did to a lonely cot his steps decoy. (Thomson) E'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy. (Goldsmith)

Synonym: to entice, tempt, allure, lure. See Allure.

Origin: Pref. De- _ coy; orig, to quiet, soothe, caress, entice. See Coy.


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Re: RNA decoy

Therefore the RNA decoy can bind to microRNA, allowing mature mRNA to start the protein synthesis

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by Depo
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: RNA decoy
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Re: RNA decoy

RNA decoys are exogenous molecules that have a sequence matching the natural RNA target of an RNA binding protein. Usually the RNA binding protein binds to its natural target, but when the RNA decoy is introduced into the cell ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: RNA decoy
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RNA decoy

I've recently heard about RNA decoy,but only little information. If someone could explain me the biogenesis and its role I would be grateful :)

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by Depo
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: RNA decoy
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Biology IQ test: How smart are you = look

... as a suicide inhibitor C) Cause excessive proton accumulation in the intermembrane space and burn out the ATP synthase through over-activity D) Decoy for the real weapon which was a 700 pound statue of Ralph Nader in a Corvair made completely of salmonella laden parakeet droppings. IV. Which ...

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by DemiMike
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:21 am
 
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Topic: Biology IQ test: How smart are you = look
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Re: Trap for viruses...

? :) from wiki: "A decoy receptor, or sink receptor [2], is a receptor that binds a ligand, inhibiting it from binding to its normal receptor. For instance, the receptor VEGFR-1 can prevent vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) ...

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by Jarek
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:17 pm
 
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Topic: Trap for viruses...
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