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Light chains

Light chain

(Science: immunology, protein) The lighter of the two types of polypeptide chains that are found in immunoglobulin and antibody molecules.

also used as a non-specific term for the smaller subunits of several multimeric proteins such as immunoglobulin, myosin, dynein, clathrin.


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Re: immunoglobulins

... and spleen. Each immunoglobulin molecule consists of four polypeptide chains: two heavy chains (H chains) and two light chains (L chains). There are five antigenically different kinds of H chains, and this ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: immunoglobulins
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... proposed three laws governing heredity, which however did not see light of the day until after 30 years when in 1900 three botanists independently ... to translate mRNA and no amino acids are linked to create polypeptide chains. But in the second case death can also help other cells in the same ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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Re: I hate to do this.

... trophic levels? Food Web True. A food web consists of several food chains, showing how energy flows through an ecosystem. A food chain could ... humans, aligators, bears. 7. During which process do producers convert light energy into chemical energy? photosynthesis True. Explaination in question ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
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I hate to do this.

... food chain. trophic level 7. During which process do producers convert light energy into chemical energy? photosynthesis 8. Which trophic level ... it only eats primary producers? the tertiary consumers level 9. In food chains and food webs, which level is the lowest? the primary consumer level ...

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by biologyconfusesme
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
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Do we know all the proteins (and their primary structure!)?

... structures of the proteins to which those pp chains contribute)? Or am I being naively optimistic?! Many thanks for any light shed - Regards, Julie.

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by Julie5
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:35 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do we know all the proteins (and their primary structure!)?
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