from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little known crystalline carotin, found in the alga Polycystis flosaquæ.
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- noun biochemistry Any of a group of
glycoproteins, mutation of which is implicated in polycystic kidney disease
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In 85\% of ADPKD cases, the disease is caused by altered polycystin proteins, encoded by the
A team of researchers from CNRS and INSERM, led by Eric Honore from the Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IPMC, Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis/CNRS) has elucidated the molecular and cellular mechanisms linked to polycystin malfunctions that cause this common hereditary disease.
The inactivation of polycystin 1 in mouse smooth muscle (a vessel wall constituent) caused an inhibition of pressure sensitivity and consequently a drop in vascular tone.
This disease is linked to a malfunction of polycystin proteins 1 and 2 (coded by two genes,