receptor protein

re·cep·tor pro·tein

an intracellular protein (or protein fraction) that has a high specific affinity for binding a known stimulus to cellular activity, such as a steroid hormone or adenosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate.

re·cep·tor pro·tein

(rĕ-sep'tŏr prō'tēn)
An intracellular protein (or protein fraction) that has an affinity for a known stimulus to cellular activity, such as a steroid hormone or adenosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate.
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Objective 2: Development of the transgenic rice carrying the receptor protein LYK3, NFP and SYMRK, and the transcription factor NSP1, NSP2, ERN1 and NIN genes.
Sigma-2/PGRMC1 receptor protein was the only receptor that the compounds bound to with significant affinity, and further studies suggested it to be a major pharmacologically tractable target for Abeta toxicity in human brain.
These infected cells were then tested by using flow cytometry and luciferase assays in order to analyze if the transgene in the cell was producing the HIV outer receptor protein, GFP, and Ffluc.
Louis, females susceptible to MS produce higher levels of a blood vessel receptor protein, S1PR2, than males and that the protein is present at even higher levels in the brain areas that MS typically damages.
The receptor protein NHR-62 increases the lifespan of the animals by twenty per cent if their calorie intake is reduced.
A receptor protein suppresses local invasion and metastasis of breast cancer cells, the most lethal aspect of the disease.
The newly-identified receptor protein ERRalpha controls genes involved in energy metabolism.
Researchers used a superintense X-ray light to uncover the exact shape of the histamine receptor protein, which triggers allergies.
platelet derived growth factor receptor protein which preferentially binds to the AA homodimer and AB heterodimer forms of platelet derived growth factor and also binds the BB homodimer at high affinity, is described.
This tool is the first to measure the amount of androgen receptor protein present in a single cancer cell.
French researchers from Dijon, that city of great food and haute cuisine, have found a receptor protein called CD36 that makes fats tasty to animals.
The drug, which has been used to treat types of cancer including breast, bowel and lung, has been found in the laboratory to control levels of a hormone receptor protein in the womb, which is linked with giving birth.

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