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body packer

a person who transports illicit drugs by concealment in body cavities.


1. The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
2. A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.


A gene on chromosome Xp11.22 that encodes E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase, which mediates ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of target proteins. HUWE1 regulates apoptosis by catalysing the polyubiquitination and degradation of MCL1. It also plays a role in base-excision repair and in regulating neural differentiation and proliferation by polyubiquitination and degradation of MYCN. It may also regulate concentration of CDC6 after DNA damage by targeting it for degradation.

Molecular pathology
Defects in HUWE1 cause mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic Turner type (MXRST) and mental retardation, X-linked, type 17/31.


Drug slang A street term for a carrier of illicit drugs. See Body packer syndrome.


1. sterile offspring of a mating between a jack (male donkey) and a mare.
2. a bird-fancier's term for a hybrid bird with one parent, usually the female, a canary, and the other a finch; they are usually sterile. Breeding and exhibiting of these birds is a popular hobby in the UK.

mule foot
see syndactylism.
horse mule
the male mule.
mare mule
the female mule.
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