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1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.

2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.

3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.

(Science: zoology) Prominent' moth, any moth of the family Notodontidae; a notodontian; so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees.

Origin: L. Prominens, -entis, p. Pr. Of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward _ minere (in comp) to jut, project: cf. F. Prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.

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Protein structure

Hi guys, I know that Protein structure related to their function. Certain protein usually have alpha helix is more prominent but certain protein have beta structure more prominent. My question is which amino acid is favourable to form alpha helix and beta structure? What function ...

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by kanagasundar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Protein structure
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... is reached towards the end of the life. At this juncture man or woman is getting converted into the opposite sex. Before the changes are too prominent to be ignored, the man or woman is dead. They go to the grave with the secret!'

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by surgeongirl
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Why is ATP rather than GTP, CTP or TTP the energy currency?

... Obviously, all 4 are used by DNA polymerases, and GTP is used by numerous receptor proteins. I'm not aware of much use for TTP or CTP, but GTP is prominent. So, as JackBean said: "(hint it's not that universal as is usually presented)"

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by BlahBlahBlah
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Why is ATP rather than GTP, CTP or TTP the energy currency?
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Protein ladder width increases down the gel?

... from the same solution. In addition, I loaded 1X loading buffer dye in the empty wells. Any ideas? Also, I'm afraid that the bands will not be as prominent if I dilute it further. Thank you in advance!

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by albert23
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protein ladder width increases down the gel?
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Views: 1717


... of the bone, which I think is missing in the arm. However, I think the neck and head of the femur (if that even is a femur) are heavier or more prominent at least in adult humans - is there any indication of the size of that bone? So, it still looks a bit odd for a human bone... but at least ...

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by biohazard
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help identifying these bones
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