biochemical mechanism


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biochemical mechanism

Any pathway, chemical reaction or series of reactions, often enzyme-mediated, which result in a physiologic effect.

biochemical mechanism

Any chemical reaction or series of reactions, often enzyme-mediated, which result in a physiologic effect
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Additionally, because the biochemical mechanism of oxidative bursts in human neutrophils has been considerably analyzed to date, it may be easier to analyze the biochemical mechanism of NP effects on these cells compared with other cells.
The bacterium brings into play a biochemical mechanism that is regulated and controlled, he says.
The new results indicate that the biochemical mechanism that triggers locust swarming is similar to what enables humans and other animals to respond to social change.
Kao is still in search of his "holy grail" -- the precise biochemical mechanism behind self-incompatibility.
Oxidative stress, a biochemical mechanism that can lead to damage to blood particles and to cells, results from an imbalance between an excessive amount of oxidants and decreased antioxidant defenses.
And Rhoades calls teh research "a major advance" in the field of plant communication because it clearly demonstrates a biochemical mechanism responsible for the observed sagebrush-tomato interactions.
Although clinicians view the disorder as having both biological and psychological components, their failure to identify a biochemical mechanism, and the responsiveness of only some bulimics to antidepressant drugs, have left the disorder largely under the purview of psychotherapists.
Second, Vitaros operates by a different biochemical mechanism than oral ED medications and causes erections to occur in a more localized fashion and more quickly when compared to oral treatments.
Leigh syndrome is a member of a larger family of diseases called mitochondrial disease, which share as a common biochemical mechanism defects in cellular energy metabolism.
Greger said that a biochemical mechanism akin to the replication of similar protein fragments in the brain diseases Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), scrapie, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, might occur when amyloid fibrils enter brain tissue or the pancreas.
This fundamental biochemical mechanism is the basis for the use of azole fungicides in agriculture and in human and veterinary antimycotic therapies.

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