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Function

Function

The special, normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part.

Origin: L. Functio, from fungi = to do


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Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines

Biological immortality usually refers to the process to decrease the rate of cells’ mortality from cellular senescence as a function of chronological age. Various unicellular and multicellular species may achieve be immortal throughout their existence or live long enough. The biologically ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:58 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Mutation

... that the patient has a mutation in the human equivalent of the Drosophila DSH gene, and that this mutation alters the protein so that it does not function. This lack of function is the reason for the lack of transcription of the TCF gene. What test or tests would you do to determine if the patient ...

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by hanna92
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mutation
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Views: 652

principle of error-prone PCR???

... something else. I mean, it is obviously not the charges, Mn2+ ions carry two positive as well as magesium; plus, Mn2+ ions have exactly the same function with Mg2+, to active enzymes. So I am thinking that Mg2+ & Mn2+ combined to maximum the Taq enzyme activities, leave it no time to proofread.

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by feixiaorou
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:51 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: principle of error-prone PCR???
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Stem Cells and Cell division?

... of energy. Therefore, it is easy to have dedicated cells for division and differentiation. Therefore, normal cells can continue doing their tissue function whereas adult stem cells perform their function i.e. dividing and replacing damaged cells. Also, the question 'why?' seems to be unanswerable. ...

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by supersapien
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
Replies: 6
Views: 5399

Rice Bran

I mean finding anew function for it. Can SiO2 make pottery harder? Or a new and less common use in industry?

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by aisann
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Rice Bran
Replies: 4
Views: 1604
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