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  • n. Plural form of exacerbator.


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  • We are trying to discern the differences between primary and secondary factors, separating the causes from the exacerbators.

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  • In total though, compensators and exacerbators are most notable for their lack of similarities.

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  • Compensator and exacerbators were not enriched in this set.

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  • Interestingly, exacerbators do have higher than expected noise levels (P-value of 0.01).

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  • But while companies have been spending hundreds of millions of dollars on software designed to wipe the contents of lost BlackBerrys and refuse permission to copy files, it turns out that the worst exacerbators of this very real problem are IT managers who have failed to secure their own front doors.


  • As exacerbators are proteins whose expression decreases by more than two-fold when gene dosage is decreased by two-fold, one might expect exacerbators to be involved in positive feedback regulation (

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  • Of note, exacerbators are enriched among genes with longer mRNA half-life and significantly more likely to not express two-fold more GFP in a X-GFP/X-GFP strain as compared with a X-GFP/X strain (

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