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body packer

a person who transports illicit drugs by concealment in body cavities.
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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.
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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.
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Drug slang A street term for a carrier of illicit drugs. See Body packer syndrome.
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Yet there is a mulish tendency to judge capitalism by its necessarily imperfect real-world outcomes, while judging socialism as a textbook theory that has never been properly implemented.
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Sadly, as is usually the case, the whole squad are tainted with infamy because of the actions of a minority of meatheads and their mulish disregard for management.
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Griffiths' benign presence helped steer Bennett's "The History Boys" to triumph, but that quality is less helpful for the more mulish, irascible Auden, and he lacks danger and unpredictability.
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Harris wishes to convict religious belief of mulish literalism, while attacking its tenets in the most bluntly prosaic and anachronistic terms he can muster.
Ask a footballer or cricketer about their predecessors in the England side from a couple of decades ago and you'll get blank looks or even the mulish refusal to believe that those players from the past were any good at all.