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- n. the process of rendering something inactive
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- n. The act or process of inactivating.
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- n. the process of rendering inactive
- n. breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
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Because transpositions result in inactivation of neighbouring genes, McClintock used the term "controlling elements" to describe the mobile chromosome structures.
Seeing that it’s involved in inactivation/metabolism of norepinephrine and dopamine (neurotransmitters), this may be similar in effect to reuptake inhibitors or catecholamine agonists ... you know, like amphetamines ....
However, even at the first five passages, the resulting cells showed variations in X chromosome inactivation, meaning some cells had inactivated one X chromosome and some had not.
The scientists argue that such "inactivation" allows us to lose ourself in the movie:
Scientists believe the overgrowth associated with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome and hemihypertrophy may develop because of improper inactivation of one or more growth-suppressing genes, or because of overexpression of genes that encourage cell growth.
Evolutionary dynamics of tumor suppressor gene inactivation.
She continued to transit the Pacific, between the west coast and Japan, as a cargo and personnel carrier until the spring of 1946, when she was ordered to the east coast for inactivation.
Potential clinical use of butyric acid derivatives to induce antigen-specific T cell inactivation, J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2000 Sep; 2943:1146–53.
It suppresses cell proliferation, and it is the inactivation of such a gene by virtue of two hits that unleashes cell division.
One could not, after all, proactively “create” a human cancer and follow the activation and inactivation of genes.