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  • adj. of or pertaining to pleiotropy


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  • The findings support other studies indicating statins have pleiotropic effects or benefits beyond the reduction of cholesterol, researchers said.

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  • Changes in proteins are less likely to underlie such changes because most regulatory proteins are constrained due to their pleiotropic roles in the development of different structures.

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  • This may be an important pleiotropic effect whereby rosuvastatin reduces mortality in patients with coronary artery disease.

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  • Due to pleiotropic effects (stems splitting under high temperatures and water stress), GM soybeans suffer 25% higher losses than conventional soybeans (Altieri and Pengue, 2005) 5 studies between 2001 -2007 show that glyphosate applied to Roundup Ready soybeans inhibits the uptake of important nutrients essential to plant health and performance.

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  • Hence, if one traits is highly adaptive but another pleiotopically linked trait is mildly deleterious, the deleterious trait can be selected for because of its pleiotropic association with the more advantageous trait.


  • Due to pleiotropic effects (stems splitting under high temperatures and water stress), GM soybeans suffer 25% higher losses than conventional soybeans( Altieri and Pengue, 2005)

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  • By modularity we mean a genotype-phenotype map in which there are few pleiotropic effects among characters serving different functions, with pleiotropic effects falling mainly among characters that are part of a single functional complex.

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  • At that time his group focused mostly on studying intracellular proteolysis, and I learnt from him that he had given up on trying to identify the mediator (s) and mechanism (s) involved in serum-induced "pleiotropic response".

    Aaron Ciechanover - Autobiography

  • As during my studies on fatty liver I acquired experience in analyzing lipids, and since Avram felt the elucidation of the TAT proteolytic mechanism may be a too difficult undertaking for a limited-in-scope M.D. thesis, we decided to add one additional layer to the study on the "pleiotropic response" and to analyze the effect of serum on synthesis of phospholipids.

    Aaron Ciechanover - Autobiography

  • The other possibility was to study the mechanism (s) involved in the cell's "pleiotropic response" - the immediate response of serum-starved, G0 synchronized cells to the addition of serum.

    Aaron Ciechanover - Autobiography


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