receptor protein

re·cep·tor pro·tein

an intracellular protein (or protein fraction) that has a high specific affinity for binding a known stimulus to cellular activity, such as a steroid hormone or adenosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate.

re·cep·tor pro·tein

(rĕ-sep'tŏr prō'tēn)
An intracellular protein (or protein fraction) that has an affinity for a known stimulus to cellular activity, such as a steroid hormone or adenosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate.
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(Tokyo, Japan) has patented a full-length cDNA encoding a human-derived G protein-coupled receptor protein is isolated by screening a human hippocampus library.
Mice fed bacteria-containing broth had higher levels of the GABA receptor protein in some parts of the brain and lower levels in other parts than did mice fed sterile broth.
(Cambridge, MA) has patented nucleotides that encode Ob receptor (ObR), a receptor protein that participates in mammalian body weight regulation.
In a study, the team described how they solved the 3D structure of a receptor protein called PqsR used by P.
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) has patented isolated mammalian nucleic acid molecules encoding receptor protein tyrosine kinases expressed in primitive hematopoietic cells and not expressed in mature hematopoietic cells.
Also included is the use of the model to identify compounds that inhibit the binding of an antibody receptor protein to an antibody.
A critical discovery in this research was finding that the novel progenitor has a receptor protein on its cell surface called KDR, or vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2, which until now, was thought to be restricted to endothelial cells that form vessels, the progenitors for endothelial cells and the progenitors blood cells.
A receptor protein that shows up on cancerous colon cells might serve as a new target for scientists seeking to derail this malignancy.
In vitro, they found that ablation of the receptor protein in breast cancer cells led to a decrease in cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion.
As a receptor protein, PAR1 signals its cell when bound by a molecule that fits it.
Called p75NTR, this receptor protein is usually associated with functions in neurons.
Erlotinib (Tarceva) attacks cells by blocking a receptor protein that's abundant on the surface of some cancer cells (SN: 8/27/05, p.

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