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encode

(ĕn-kōd′)
v. en·coded, en·coding, en·codes
v.tr.
1. To convert (a message or other information) into code.
2. To format (electronic data) according to a standard format.
3. Genetics To specify the genetic code for (a protein, for example).
v.intr.
1. To convert information into code.
2. To format electronic data according to a standard format.
3. Genetics To specify the genetic code for a protein.

en·cod′er n.
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encode

To place a molecular “message” in a structural gene (DNA), which can be transcribed into mRNA and translated into a mature protein.
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Paramyxovirus P genes frequently encode multiple proteins (13).
The repeat motifs encode consensus casein kinase 2 phosphorylation (CK2P)motifs of the sequence T/SKID/E (43).
NOR1 encodes a protein that plays a role in the normal self-destruction, or apoptosis, of damaged cells.
According to his calculations, about 98 percent of the RNA produced in a eukaryotic cell don't encode a protein.
That led other researchers, including Nurse and Hunt, to investigate these and other genes and the proteins they encode. In so doing, the three scientists discovered molecular machinery that orchestrates cell proliferation, says molecular biologist Stephen J.
The combination gene had mutated further to encode a Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase that's impervious to STI-571, Sawyers says.