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.
Now, the researchers are planning to study how activation of the herpes-combating cellular process could be applied to other illnesses.
This project proposal is therefore timely and will gain insights into this universal cellular process.
A special section is included in this year's edition on [Beta]-arrestins with topics that include the role of [Beta]-arrestin-mediated signaling in chemotaxis cellular process, their role in regulating signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), and the role of G protein- coupled receptor kinases and arrestins.
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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