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specificity

The ability of the immune response to interact with individual antigens.


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Re: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

If the argument is that ERVs are in corresponding locations because they need to be to fulfil a design purpose, then the argument fails if functional ERV genes do not need to be in specific locations in order to perform their functions. Unless we are talking about LTR promoters of native genes, this...

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by BarryDesborough
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
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looking for ciz1 specifically affects sensitivity?

... an alternative form of ciz1 can be a biomarker for lung cancer.my question is that if someone tries to detect ciz1 only will the sensitivity or specificity rise or fall? I'm sorry I sound a bit "stupid".

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by mohnish01
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: looking for ciz1 specifically affects sensitivity?
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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... in a way. The trouble with answering the question comes down to a lack of definition of what we mean by multicellular and perhaps that more specificity is required in modern terminology because of the abundance of new information. Prokaryotes are not multicellular in the way that eukaryotes ...

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by thirdprometheus
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Re: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

The reasoning fails if the adaptive functions do not depend on their exact loci. I don't really understand your reasoning. However, retroviruses are the major players and drivers of evolution. When they insert into host genome, they can alter host genes located at and around the insertion point - t...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
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Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

A question for geneticists - How essential is it that a gene or other section of DNA that performs a useful function is at a particular locus? I ask, because I am discussing endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) with an evolution-denier, who says that the ERVs that are apparently orthologous in, say, chimp...

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by BarryDesborough
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
Replies: 5
Views: 2095
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