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An action or movement due to the application of a stimulus.

Origin: L. Respondere = to answer, reply

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"dose"-response curves

I have always wondered why dose-response curves are constructed against the concentration of a drug rather than the amount of a drug. Typically, an effect increases or decreases with increasing concentration in g/l or mol/l. Why not graphing ...

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by Mathias
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: "dose"-response curves
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Views: 254

Re: immunoglobulins

A protein of animal origin with known antibody activity. Immunoglobulins are major components of what is called the humoral immune response system. They are synthesized by lymphocytes and plasma cells and found in the serum and in other body fluids and tissues, including the urine, spinal ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: immunoglobulins
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... The class I genes encode the chain of the antigen-presenting HLA-A, B and C molecules. The centromeric class II genes, previously known as immune-response genes, encode antigen presenting HLA-DR, DP and DQ molecules, but also proteasome (LMP) and peptide-transporter (TAP) genes. The MHC class ...

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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: 1753

Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?

... Theory 1) Humankind will probably be hairy until its end, because it doesn't have an impact significant enough to trigger an evolutionary response. Wearing clothes when you already have hair doesn't kill anybody. Theory 2) At one point, humans will probably stop growing body hair because ...

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by jplr
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... any bioluminescent queue would be easily seen. Interestingly, the first bacteria where Luciferase was observed did not produce this luminescent response when growing in small numbers, but when big colonies occurred this luminescent response was observed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoinducer#Discovery ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 6018
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