biological process

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biological process

A sequence of biological tasks accomplished via one or more ordered assemblies of molecular functions, which generally involve transformation—i.e., A and B enter and C and D come out.

Examples
Cell growth and maintenance, signal transduction, pyrimidine metabolism, cAMP biosynthesis.
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Translation: a cellular process accomplished at special structures known as ribosomes that make a protein molecule from information contained in messenger RNA.
This project proposal is therefore timely and will gain insights into this universal cellular process.
Now, the researchers are planning to study how activation of the herpes-combating cellular process could be applied to other illnesses.
In these cases, the researchers let the cells engulf quantum dots through a natural cellular process called endocytosis.
For example, the fact that RNAi is a natural cellular process may mean that drugs based upon the phenomenon can be expected to be quite efficacious.
Wahl speculates that this cellular process originally evolved as a way to remove any potentially dangerous DNA, such as that of a virus or bacterium.

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