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secretor

 [se-kre´tor]
in genetics, one who secretes the ABH antigens of the ABO blood group in the saliva and other body fluids; also, the gene determining this trait.

se·cre·tor

(se-krē'tŏr, tōr),
An individual whose bodily fluids (saliva, semen, vaginal secretions) contain a water-soluble form of the antigens of the ABO blood group. Secretors constitute 80% of the population. In forensic medicine, the examination of fluids has enhanced the ability of law enforcement officials to develop identifying information about perpetrators and narrow a field of suspects.

secretor

also

secreter

(sĭ-krē′tər)
n.
1. A cell, tissue, or organ that produces a secretion.
2. A person whose saliva and other body fluids contain ABO antigens.

se·cre·tor

(sĕ-krē'tŏr)
A person whose bodily fluids (e.g., saliva, semen, vaginal secretions) contain a water-soluble form of the antigens of the ABO blood group.
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Asociados a la endodermis se observa espacios secretores (*; b, c) situados frente a los polos de floema primario (Fl) en numero de cuatro.
Estas glandulas se presentan aumentadas en longitud y tortuosidad, con caracteristicas propias de secrecion, nucleos rechazados hacia la base y acumulacion de material secretor apical.
Norwalk virus binds to histo-blood group antigens present on gastroduodenal epithelial cells of secretor individuals.
A inflamacao da glandula mamaria modifica a permeabilidade dos vasos sanguineos mamarios e altera a capacidade de sintese do tecido secretor. O aumento de permeabilidade determina maior influxo de celulas somaticas e de proteinas sericas, levando ao incremento na concentracao de proteina total (10).
In the endocrine portion of the pancreas, polyamines are present in the secretor granules of b-cells [6] and they seem to play important roles in both insulin secretion [6, 17] and b-cell regeneration [8, 18].
Apos selecao dos hibridos, os 10 que apresentaram maior concentracao de anticorpos, medida por densidade otica a 492nm no ELISA indireto, foram submetidos a sucessivas clonagens por diluicao limitante com objetivo de obter apenas um clone secretor por poco.
Sequence and expression of a candidate for the human Secretor blood group [alpha](1,2)fucosyltransferase gene (FUT2): homozygosity for an enzyme-inactivating nonsense mutation commonly correlates with the non-secretor phenotype.
The discovery later helped Watkins and Morgan (1) (1959) and Gerard et al (2) (1982) to elucidate biosynthetic pathway for ABH and Lewis (Le) antigens suggesting the secretor (Se) and (H) are closely linked structural genes.
Yamamoto and colleagues, (2) resolves confusions to help determine, in the testing of body fluids, if an individual is a Secretor, Non-Secretor or a combination of both, (3) why DNA has a double Helix structure, (a mystery which Nobel Prize recipients James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins in addition to many others have researched and worked to resolve), (4) and how the formation, development and components of the Brain and Body are related to DNA (resolving a 200 plus year old mystery Rene Descartes was working on to determine if the Mind was the Body, if the Body was the Mind or Both).