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1. Posttranslational modification of proteins, particularly secretory proteins and proteins targeted for membranes or specific cellular locations. Synonym(s): trafficking
2. Posttranscriptional modification of polynucleic acids.


The process of having proteins contain certain signals such that the proteins are directed specifically towards certain cellular locations, for example, the lysosome. Compare: processing.


see homing.
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The cycle of smuggling, he said, starts with undervaluation, misdeclaration, and 'fake consignees' who are being used to help smuggle goods into the country.
NCA officers arrested a 58-year-old man in Leyburn Street, Hartlepool, on suspicion of people smuggling offences.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was conducting today the hearing of the suo motu case on human smuggling.
The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), claiming to represent farmers of commercial crops across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat among others, said steep increase in tobacco taxation in the recent past led to growth of smuggling of cigarettes in the country.
The containers were imported by three Lahore-based companies, which had been involved in smuggling cellphones and tablets worth 600 million rupees through mis-declaration.
9 million and another 16 cases of smuggling of miscellaneous items of worth Rs 176.
In a statement, the LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that smuggling has become a big threat for economic growth and any sector has hardly left untouched by this menace.
Sustained interrogation revealed that Jain had made 617 trips to Guwahati for the purpose of smuggling gold over a period of past two and a half years.
This racket had adopted an ingenious modus operandi of gold smuggling wherein smuggled goods were brought to Delhi from Guwahati on 617 occasions by declaring it as valuable cargo in domestic flights operated by a particular airlines, to avoid being detected by Customs.
Summary: Cigarette and tobacco smuggling to Lebanon fell from 40 percent to 25 percent recently thanks to the tough measures adopted by the authorities, the head of tobacco Regie Company said Tuesday.
Addressing a seminar on 'impact of smuggling on Pakistan's economy' organized; Haroon stated that a study has been conducted on the smuggling in the country.
After years of talk about stopping cigarette smuggling into Iran, the Islamic Republic says it is now really serious and has launched a major campaign to stem the flow of conliaband smokes.