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  • n. Plural form of effector.


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  • The variety of the effectors is astonishing, as will be seen from the following list of those promoting the outbreak of herpes:

    André Lwoff - Nobel Lecture

  • The researchers have revealed how special disease-related proteins, known as effectors, blaze a trail into cells.


  • Giraldo is involved in research on understanding the mechanism by which a fungal pathogen delivers proteins, called effectors, inside living rice cells to take control of the cell and block its defenses.

    WIBW - HomePage - Headlines

  • All authoritarian governments, and some not so authoritarian on occasion, have the need to become cultural "effectors", to launch a cultural revolution, be it from the extremes of Mao's ill named and disastrous Cultural Revolution, to the German Kulturkampf of Bismarck's Germany.

    07/10/2005 - 07/17/2005

  • Paired enzymes are unrelated enzymes that influence metabolic cycles by the same allosteric effectors only in opposite ways at branch points.

    Assessing Fault

  • If it has no physical effectors on the environment, why should it develop a brain stem and a motor cortex?

    World Wide Mind

  • To maintain a constant internal environment requires control mechanisms: sensors, effectors, information processing and feedback systems.

    De Facto Intelligent Design in Biology

  • That is, they are manmade devices with three key components: "sensors" that monitor the environment and detect changes in it, "processors" or "artificial intelligence" that decide how to respond, and "effectors" that act upon the environment in a manner that reflects the decisions, creating some sort of change in the world around a robot.

    Wired Top Stories

  • For example, the difference between a computer and a robot is the former's lack of effectors to change the world around it.

    Wired Top Stories

  • A question that often gets asked me is how businesses can be good effectors of substantial and noticeable green policies.

    Stefan Roberts: 5 Easy Ways to make Your Business a Green Business


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