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(dV/dt)max

 
the most rapid rate of voltage change; in cellular electrophysiology it applies to phase 0 of the action potential.

max

1 abbreviation for maxima.
2 abbreviation for maximum.

max

Drug slang
A regional term for gamma hydroxy butyrate dissolved in water and mixed with amphetamines.
 
Molecular biology
An enzyme that interacts with the protein product of Myc by means of a leucine zipper motif, instructing cells to mature, divide or undergo autodestruction or apoptosis.

Genetics
MAX. A gene on chromosome 14q23 that encodes a member of the basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper (bHLHZ) family of transcription factors,  which form homo- and heterodimers with other family members—e.g., MAD, MXI1 and MYC. MYC-MAX upregulates transcription; MAD-MAX downregulates it.

max

An enzyme that interacts with myc, the protein product of myc, by means of a leucine zipper motif, instructing cells to mature, divide, or undergo autodestruction or apoptosis
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