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1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer. Prynne was sentenced by the star chamber Court to be degraded from the bar. (Palfrey)

2. To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man. O miserable mankind, to what fall degraded, to what wretched state reserved! (Milton) He pride . . . Struggled hard against this degrading passion. (Macaulay)

3. (Science: geology) to reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear Down.

Synonym: to abase, demean, lower, reduce. See Abase.

Origin: f. Degrader, LL. Degradare, fr. L. De- _ gradus step, degree. See grade, and cf. Degree.

(Science: biology) to degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera.

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Milk, proteins and calcium

... and his derivates are a good source of calcium, but I red that milk have so much proteins, as a result that all the calcium that it has is used to degrade proteins. Who can tell me something about this? :roll: I need to know more.. Thanks in advance :D

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by HIO4
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Milk, proteins and calcium
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mRNA vs. cell reporter assay

... could confound interpretation of the GTP signal. if you are looking for downregulation of transcription, it takes a while for preexisting GPR to degrade but the mRNA signal is likely to disappear fairly rapidly once transcription stops. For upregulation, mRNA will reach steady-state fairly rapidly ...

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Topic: mRNA vs. cell reporter assay
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Re: Questions regarding retroviruses

... stays for life (of the cell) You will get more copies of the virus as a result. If the virus use its RNA alone at some point that RNA is going to degrade, remember that RNA is unstable.

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by david23
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Questions regarding retroviruses
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Re: Is protein degrade by UV ?

It will depend on the wavelength of the UV light and its intensity. Aromatic amino acids, such as tyrosine, can absorb shorter-wavelength UV and become reactive. I found a lot of relevant information by searching the keyword group "UV tyrosine reactivity photochemistry" in Google -- try th...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Is protein degrade by UV ?
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