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  • noun biochemistry A certain zinc-binding phosphoprotein, or the gene which produces it

Etymologies

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From the gene name ZYX and the chemical suffix -in.

Examples

  • But when the gene for zyxin was disabled, the cells traveled in a rapid and persistent, almost one-dimensional pathway far from their place of origin.

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  • Therefore, she added, an understanding of the function of proteins like zyxin in a 3-D cell culture is critical to understanding how cancer spreads, or metastasizes.

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  • For example, the team found that in a 3-D environment, cells possessing the protein zyxin would move in a random way, exploring their local environment.

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  • "It turns out that zyxin is misregulated in many cancers," Fraley said.

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  • Fraley said her future research will be focused specifically on the role of mechanosensory proteins like zyxin on motility, as well as how factors such as gel matrix pore size and stiffness affect cell migration in 3-D.

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  • "It turns out that zyxin is misregulated in many cancers," Fraley said.

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  • Therefore, she added, an understanding of the function of proteins like zyxin in a 3-D cell culture is critical to understanding how cancer spreads, or metastasizes.

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  • But when the gene for zyxin was disabled, the cells travelled in a rapid and persistent, almost one-dimensional pathway far from their place of origin.

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  • For example, the team found that in a 3-D environment, cells possessing the protein zyxin would move in a random way, exploring their local environment.

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  • A cytoplasmic protein.

    June 5, 2009