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heterologous

 [het″er-ol´o-gus]
1. made up of tissue not normal to the part.
3. possessing different alleles in regard to a given characteristic.
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het·er·ol·o·gous

(het'ĕr-ol'ŏ-gŭs),
1. Pertaining to cytologic or histologic elements occurring where they are not normally found.
See also: xenogeneic.
2. Derived from an animal of a different species, as the serum of a horse is heterologous for a rabbit.
[hetero- + G. logos, ratio, relation]
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heterologous

(hĕt′ə-rŏl′ə-gəs)
adj.
1.
a. Not corresponding or similar in position, value, structure, or function; not homologous.
b. Biology Relating to traits, such as organs or body parts, that do not correspond in structure or evolutionary origin.
2. Derived from a different species: a heterologous transplant; a heterologous gene.
3. Genetics Relating to chromosomes that do not normally pair during mitosis or meiosis.
4. Relating to cells or tissues that do not usually occur in a given part of the body: a heterologous tumor.
5. Immunology
a. Relating to a vaccine or serum that confers immunity against a pathogen that is not identical to but is immunologically related to the pathogen used to create the vaccine or serum.
b. Relating to an antigen and antibody that do not correspond to one another.

het′er·ol′o·gy (-jē) n.
het′er·ol′o·gous·ly adv.
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het·er·ol·o·gous

(het'ĕr-ol'ŏ-gŭs)
1. Pertaining to cytologic or histologic elements occurring where they are not normally found.
See also: xenogeneic
2. Derived from an animal of a different species; thus the serum of a horse is heterologous for a rabbit.
[hetero- + G. logos, ratio, relation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

heterologous

1. Derived from a different source.
2. Of a transfusion or transplant from a different species.
3. Of tissue not normally present at a particular site.
4. Of parts of different organisms that differ in structure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Methylation of mercaptopurine, thioguanine and their nucleotide metabolites by heterologously expressed human thipurine S-methyltransferase.
Application of the relative activity factor approach in scaling from heterologously expressed cytochromes p450 to human liver microsomes: studies on amitriptyline as a model substrate.
Harcher et al., "Intranasal immunization with heterologously expressed polysaccharide protects against multiple Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Sterchi, "Heterologously overexpressed, affinity-purified human meprin a is functionally active and cleaves components of the basement membrane in vitro," FEBS Letters, vol.
Peschke, "Melatonin inhibits insulin secretion in rat insulinoma [beta]-cells (INS-1) heterologously expressing the human melatonin receptor isoform MT2," Journal of Pineal Research, vol.
Interestingly, native receptors from the squid were more sensitive than the heterologously expressed GABARs of the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (EC50 200-300 Amol [1.sup.1]; Harvey et at., 1991), a mollusc that is phylogenetically closer to cephalopods than the fruit fly and that expresses a transmembrane protein with about 50% identity to vertebrate GABAA receptor [bata] subunits (Harvey et al., 1991).
Thus, cloning of the ferrichrome receptor genein rhizobial bioinoculant strains and understanding the effect of ferrichrome utilization on rhizobial growth and survivability under conditions, wherein ferrichrome was made available by other producer species, were achieved by heterologously expressing the E.
In order to inhibit RAS, the dominant-negative RAS isoform was transfected heterologously into BEAS-2B cells, which led to a marked down-regulation of the MMP-1 response (Figure 3G, H).
Methylation of mercaptopurine, thioguanine, and their nucleotide metabolites by heterologously expressed human thiopurine S-methyltransferase.
Importantly, ADP-ribose-stimulated currents exhibited unitary current transitions with a unitary conductance of some 50 pS as reported for heterologously expressed TRPM2 channels [37] (Figure 2(e)).
The recombinant FAMTase was heterologously expressed, and enzyme activity was investigated in an established assay system (Wainwright et al., 1998).