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1. To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion.

2. To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking. Could any person so modulate her voice as to deceive so many? (Broome)

Origin: L. Modulatus, p.p. Of modulari to measure, to modulate, fr. Modulus a small measure, meter, melody, dim. Of modus. See Mode.

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Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase

... I'm getting confused. Citation: Mutungi G, Torres-gonzalez M, Mcgrane MM, Volek JS, Fernandez ML. Carbohydrate restriction and dietary cholesterol modulate the expression of HMG-CoA reductase and the LDL receptor in mononuclear cells from adult men. Lipids Health Dis. 2007;6:34.

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by Upperninety8
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase
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Gene enhancers/repressors in Drosophilia stripes

... in an ant/post gradient. Describe a mechanism by which the enhancers might specify the 2 stripes. You may use the activity of a repressor. You may modulate the affinity or number of binding sites (but not both) in Enhancer A and B. *In the mechanism, what would be the effect on expression pattern ...

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by bwooten28
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene enhancers/repressors in Drosophilia stripes
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... of substrates in the blood is acutely regulated according to the nutritional state. Adipose tissue possesses the ability to a very large extent to modulate its own metabolic activities, including differentiation of new adipocytes and production of blood vessels as necessary to accommodate increasing ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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... but I was wondering does it also work the other way around. Do the adaptive (specific, acquired) immunological mechanisms in any way enhance or modulate the innate (non-specific) immune system? I was thinking that it does by way of the classical complement cascade with antibodies (which I believe ...

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by SarahTessler
Tue May 24, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Immunology
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When does consciouness of life kick in on the timeline?

... have little to do with intelligence. Most creatures with a mid brain would be experiencing emotions. Presumably, primates can intelligently modulate or try and interpret these emotions further.

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by genovese
Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: When does consciouness of life kick in on the timeline?
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