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Functional

Functional

1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.

2. (Science: physiology) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general.

(Science: medicine) functional disease, a disease of which the symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.


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Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity

... species and strains will react differently to a specific toxicant because of variations in absorption, metabolism, or elimination. Besides, functional differences in species may also affect the likelihood of toxicosis. Age and size of the animal are primary factors affecting toxicosis, as ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity
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Views: 261

I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... Immuno-dominant structures of A and B antigens are synthesized by a series of reactions; the A and B transferases encoded by the functional alleles (A and B alleles) of a single gene at the ABO locus, catalyze the last step of the synthesis, while the protein coded by the O allele ...

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by saddy51
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... show using the HSPA5 inhibitor (-)- epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that the chaperone is essential for virus infection, thereby demonstrating a functional significance for the association. Furthermore, in vitro and in vivo gene targeting impaired viral replication and protected animals in a ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
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Views: 12571

Recessive and dominant genetics - Pitx1 case study

... my text says on the basic diagram "This Scientists generated mouse embryos in which the Pitx1 gene was mutated, making the Pitx1 protein non-functional from the start of mouse development. The images of the Pitx1 “knockout” mouse shown below on the right reveal striking differences in morphology ...

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by scienceguy914
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:44 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Recessive and dominant genetics - Pitx1 case study
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Views: 3293

What makes dominant allele dominant?

Recessive alleles usually have a loss of function, means they are not producing a functional protein.

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by josem
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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Views: 7707
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