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inducer

 [in-do̳s´er]
in biosynthesis, a compound that induces synthesis of a specific enzyme or sequence of enzymes, by antagonizing the corresponding repressor, or by some other mechanism.

in·duc·er

(in-dūs'ĕr),
A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, that combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows an operator gene previously repressed to activate the structural genes controlled by it to result in enzyme production; a homeostatic mechanism for regulating enzyme production in an inducible enzyme system.

inducer

/in·duc·er/ (in-dldbomacs´er) a molecule that causes a cell or organism to accelerate synthesis of an enzyme or sequence of enzymes in response to a developmental signal.

inducer

(ĭn-do͞o′sər, -dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. One that induces, especially a substance that is capable of activating transcription from specific genes within a cell.
2. A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.

inducer

[indo̅o̅′sər]
a substance, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme, that combines with and inactivates the repressor produced by a regulator gene in bacteria. This combination prevents the repressor from blocking activation of the operator gene, allowing one or more structural genes to be transcribed.

in·duc·er

(in-dūs'ĕr)
A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, which combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows a previously repressed operator gene to activate the structural genes controlled by it to resume enzyme production.

inducer

A molecule that causes a gene to be expressed by binding to a repressor protein so as to prevent it from acting to prevent expression.

inducer

a small molecule that inactivates the repressor of an OPERON, usually binding to the repressor and so preventing the repressor binding with the operator of the operon.

inducer

1. in biosynthesis, a compound that induces synthesis of a specific enzyme or sequence of enzymes, by antagonizing the corresponding repressor, or by some other mechanism.
2. a substance that stimulates the production of interferon by a cell.

Patient discussion about inducer

Q. can smoking induce acidity on many ocassions i have felt discomfort similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??

A. I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56

Q. Is it possible for exercise induced asthma patient to exercise? After several times I felt I couldn’t breathe after running and swimming, I was diagnosed with Exercise induced asthma. I tried to resume my regular exercise, but after I developed shortness of breath couple of times I stopped again. Should I attempt exercise again? How can I exercise without having another attack of asthma?

A. People can often prevent symptoms by taking medication prior to exercising. The type of medication used depends on several factors. For example, people with hay fever might take an antihistamine tablet before exercise.

For people with asthma, an inhaler can be used before exercise to prevent asthma problems. Your physician can recommend the best medication for you to use before exercise.

If you have dust mite allergy, you may want to exercise outdoors to avoid breathing indoor dust. If you are allergic to grasses and weeds, you may want to exercise in an indoor location during certain seasons.

Exercising should be avoided in areas where there are large amounts of chemicals. For example, you should not exercise outdoors near heavy traffic areas with high levels exhaust fumes from cars and trucks. Indoor areas with irritating odors or fumes, also, should be avoided.

Q. Does fish-oil helps exercise induced asthma? I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a couple of year ago, and since then had better and worse times with my asthma, although the treatment I get. I read in a newspaper that fish oil can help exercise induced asthma- is that true? Do I have to eat fish-oil specifically or can I eat fish instead (I really, really, hate fish-oil…)?

A. I take 6, 1000mg softgels/day. It helps my asthma, arthritis and has lowered my closterol. Started with 10 and worked down to 6, which seems to work best, though sometimes I need the extra.

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The numerical investigation of the structure of the internal flow for this type of inducer leads to the conclusion that it is recommended the use of another type of hydrofoil cascade for manufacturing the blades of the inducer.
gigas larvae to heat shock parallel those of several temperate marine invertebrates that were tested with this inducer of metamorphosis.
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Here, although one person with an extremely strong personality structure is able to induce others to his or her way of thinking or beliefs, a true folie requires some kind of feedback to occur (the induced personalities must also respond) until a whirlpool of delusional communications is created that is so strong at times it is difficult to tell who is the original inducer and who is the inducee.
EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq and OMX Nordic Exchange: EPCT) today announced that it will present new drug discovery advances emanating from its Anti-cancer Screening Apoptosis Platform (ASAP) as well as structure activity relationship studies from its clinical-stage apoptosis inducers at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) being held from April 12-16, 2008 in San Diego, California.
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Effect of XTANDI on Other Drugs: XTANDI is a strong CYP3A4 inducer and a moderate CYP2C9 and CYP2C19 inducer in humans.
This leads to the conclusion that the bended hydrofoil is suited for the construction of the blade of the inducer and that the use of the RSM turbulence model for numerical investigation is recommended.
each, are said to incorporate features not fund on most competitive units, including a selfcontained draft inducer which pulls the products of combustion through the combustion chamber for increased radiant efficiency and safety.
Although delNS1 influenza virus is a high inducer of IFN[alpha]/[beta], partial UV inactivation of this virus results in even higher induction of IFN[alpha]/[beta] (33).