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a unit of measurement proposed to express activities of all catalysts, including enzymes, being that amount of a catalyst that catalyzes a reaction rate of 1 mole of substrate per second. Symbol kat.
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Abbreviation for katal.
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An amphetamine-like neural stimulant used by Yemenites and East Africans, who chew buds/fresh leaves of Catha edulis; dried leaves can be used but are less potent
Advese effects Psychologic dependence, increased blood pressure, respiratory rate


A gene on chromosome 1q21.2-q21.3 that encodes a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, which is a key regulator of tight junction assembly in epithelia. F11R also acts as a receptor for reovirus, a ligand for LFA1 (an integrin involved in leukocyte transmigration) and a platelet receptor.
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Abbreviation for katal.
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In April a Kit Kat trailer containing thousands of pounds worth of chocolate was stolen from the Nestle plant in Scunthorpe.
A Nestle spokesman said: "The four-finger bar is a unique property for Kit Kat.
Yuji Takeuchi: We started offering the Kit Kat local souvenir series three years ago with the aim of exploring new sales channels, [finding] new consumers, and new [times and places for] consumption ...
Yuji Takeuchi: Among the products in the Kit Kat local souvenir series, Zunda (mashed green soybean) and Shoyu (soy sauce) have proved to be particularly popular with customers.
just-food: There have been other successful Kit Kat marketing campaigns, for instance 'Kitto Katsu'--a play on the Japanese words for 'definitely win' and 'succeed'.
just-food: How do Nestle's marketing strategies for Kit Kat (and other chocolate brands) differ to its competitors in Japan?
We have mainly publicised Kit Kat through the utilisation of media public relations, for example, articles in newspapers or TV reports.
just-food: What has been the impact on the shelf price of Kit Kat?
Yuji Takeuchi: We have sometimes modified the sales price in the past, for instance by setting the suggested retail price at [Japanese Yen] JPY126 (US$1.36) for Kit Kat original, but the price is now fixed at JPY105 (US$1.13).
just-food: Has Nestle sold more regular Kit Kat since the launch of the regional flavours?
Yuji Takeuchi: I am sorry, but we can't disclose figures for the total sales of Kit Kat. However, I can share with you the fact that [regarding sales during] the annual Juken examinations campaign between January and March, the sales today for the campaign period are up by 50% compared to 2002, the year before the campaign began.
Yuji Takeuchi: Because I am the Kit Kat brand manager in Japan, I can answer only about Kat Kat.