mechanosensor

Definitions

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  • noun Anything (especially a biomolecule) that responds to changes in mechanical force

Etymologies

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From mechano- +‎ sensor

Examples

  • "To try to find out what's the mechanosensor is kind of crazy at this point," he says.

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  • As scientists are now learning, "the whole cell is the mechanosensor."

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  • (Altering or inhibiting myosin contraction can also affect differentiation.) "To try to find out what's the mechanosensor is kind of crazy at this point.

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  • As scientists are now learning, the whole cell is the mechanosensor. "

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  • "Our findings concerning the mechanosensor function of the TCR imply that specific target antigens can be expressed at very low levels on tumor cells and still be recognized efficiently by these T cells.

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