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Biochemistry The conversion of a non-reactive site on a protein to a reactive one accessible to specific reagents capable of reacting with molecules of interest—e.g., an enzyme
Examples Conformational changes or proteolytic removal of a blocking molecule, which might bind nonspecifically to the reactive site
Fringe psychology Any of a number of techniques—e.g., moving the face, ‘aping’ emotions and opening eyes widely—developed by W. Reich for physical and emotional release
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The procedure attempts to detect serotype replacement by attempting to reject a null model that incorporates the effect of unmasking alone.
11)--an unmasking vividly illustrated in the 1665 frontispiece to the Maximes, though curiously the metaphoric use of the verb demasquer is rarely found in seventeenth-century French.
Filled with examples based on the experiences of real patients and clinicians, Unmasking Psychological Symptoms covers:
The Obama administration hasn't denied that Rice requested the unmasking of identities in an intelligence report that came from eavesdropping on foreign parties.
The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde by Joseph Pearce (HarperCollins, $29.
A defining moment in the silent film era was the unmasking of ``The Phantom of the Opera,'' revealing the hideous face beneath.
Gauna simply elaborates on the work's dissident views which he first suggested in his 1981 Droz edition: the "Epicurean yardstick" which determines, and with which to assess, everything in the dialogues their basic Lucretian ethical principles of sense and feeling), the attack on gloria to debunk the Christian belief in the immortality of the soul, the unmasking of impostors (including Moses, Mahomet, and Christ), and so forth.
Plus reviews of several recent Shakespeare-related books, including: Mark Anderson's Shakespeare by Another Name; Claire Asquith's Shadowplay; William Rubenstein and Brenda James's The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare; and the De Vere Society of Great Britain's Great Oxford.
His best-known series, the "Surrogate Paintings," from 1978, and the related "Plaster Surrogates," begun in 1982, made this point explicit, rendering a generic idea of "painting" as so many interchangeable props: theatrical effects designed to represent representation while unmasking those scripts that determine the cultural significance of things.
Unmasking Michael: Michael Earl describes himself as a shy guy.
Unfortunately, there is hardly a new historicist analytical tool for unmasking power's evasions that the evasions of Gallagher's own text is not vulnerable to.