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Somatotropin

somatotropin

(Science: protein) hormone (191 amino acids) released by anterior pituitary that stimulates release of somatomedin, thereby causing growth. A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans.


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IBO 2003 questions- please help me out

... no of amino acids of each conservancy grade, 1 variable to 9 conserved. the other two didnt run, because, they didnt have the pdb file (1bst) for somatotropin and prolamine had 4 BLAST homologue site, while it needed 5 to calculate. A weighted mead comparison of this would tell the answer, but ...

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by tittu
Wed May 14, 2008 3:14 am
 
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Re: IBO 2003 questions- please help me out

... was most to least conserved. I just followed the order in the question. My private guess had been 1. Histone, 2. DNA Polymerase subunit, 3. Somatotropin, 4. Prolamine. My intuitive argument was that Histones are small and perform a specific, but absolutely crucial function for everything ...

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by blcr11
Tue May 13, 2008 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: IBO 2003 questions- please help me out
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IBO 2003 questions- please help me out

... 3. Histone H1(although not known what it actually does, it's present in all EK with small variations in structure, so I bet it's important. 1. Somatotropin(only present in higher vertebrates, but it's structure is very important as it is a hormone, it needs to fit in the receptor) 4. Prolamines(they ...

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by MrMistery
Tue May 13, 2008 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
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Re: IBO 2003 questions- please help me out

... functions of the proteins in question. The more crucial the function to a wide variety of organisms, the more likely it is to be highly conserved. Somatotropin is the formal name for growth hormone. It is a peptide hormone made in the pituitary gland. DNA polymerase comes in a variety of flavors, ...

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by blcr11
Mon May 12, 2008 5:54 pm
 
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IBO 2003 questions- please help me out

... Can you please help me? A: List the following proteins in the order of decreasing evolutionary conservativeness of their primary structure: 1. Somatotropin. 2. Catalytic subunit of a DNA – polymerase. 3. Histone H1. 4. Prolamines (storage proteins of cereals). (A hint will do - how will i go ...

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by tittu
Mon May 12, 2008 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: IBO 2003 questions- please help me out
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