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trans·duce

(tranz-dūs'),
To effect transduction.
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transduce

(trăns-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′, trănz-)
tr.v. trans·duced, trans·ducing, trans·duces
1. To transmit (a signal) within a cell or from the exterior of a cell to its interior.
2. To transfer (genetic material or characteristics) from one cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.
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Ad-Cre-GFP-Baylor transduces only SCs, whereas Ad-GFP-Baylor transduced 80% OHCs at apex turn and some IHCs at base turn at P0.
Futures perspectives will be focused on isolating and characterizing single phage particles encoding [beta]-lactamase from genes from sewage and their ability to transduce the character to diverse host strains.
"For the most part, everyone thought ligands bind receptors and receptors send signals, and, all of a sudden, we're saying, `No, the receptor is actually the ligand, and the ligand is the receptor.'" Researchers then labeled the traditional concept of the receptor-mediated signal as a "forward" signal to distinguish it from the "reverse" signal that the ephrin ligands transduce into their own cell.
In other words, these smart polymers can detect, transduce, and, sometimes, amplify a chemical or physical information into an optical or electrical signal.
The possibility that G proteins and the PI/DAG/PKC pathway transduce signals that modify responses of larvae to the metamorphic cue, as in Hallotis rufescens (Trapido-Rosenthal and Morse, 1985; Baxter and Morse, 1987), cannot be eliminated, however.
They go on to demonstrate that such protocells are limited by their own permeability, which ultimately forced them to transduce natural proton gradients into biochemical sodium gradients, at no net energetic cost, using a simple Na+/H+ transporter.
These transduction reagents are able to transduce siRNA to targeted cells both in vitro and in vivo resulting in efficient gene silencing in cells of human, mouse, and rat origin.
Their better-known cousins, the membrane channels that transduce chemical or electrical stimuli, fall into three basic building plans: arrangements of four, five, or six subunits with a central axis of symmetry forming an aqueous passageway through the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane - the channel pore.
They transduce the energy taken up as food into adenosine triphosphate, in short ATP, which is the universal energy currency of life.
The primary aim of this study is to determine the ability of our vector to generate viral particles that can be used to transduce target cells.
Washington, June 8 ( ANI ): Johns Hopkins researchers have, for the first time, determined the function of a series proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection from the parasite that causes malaria in humans.
Lentivirus can effectively transduce both dividing and non-dividing mammalian cells, and integrate into the host genome, allowing stable long-term, high-level gene expression both in vivo and in vitro.