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NPC

(in New Zealand) abbreviation for
(Rugby) National Provincial Championship, an interprovincial rugby competition
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Noun1.NPC - an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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They found that a closely related compound will activate an enzyme, AMPK, triggering a cellular recycling system that helps reduce elevated cholesterol and other accumulated fats in the brains and livers of NPC1 patients, which are hallmarks associated with severe neurological problems.
Designing drugs that target NPC1 could potentially stop Ebola from breaking and entering into human cells, study coauthor Kartik Chandran and colleagues suggest.
Research on mice has shown that the virus can only gain entry to host cells by attaching to a specific protein, NPC1.
Together, these studies suggest that cells and tissues with high NPC1 and TIM-1 expression may be major sites of viral infection and sites of significant shedding of mature infectious viral progeny.
The NPC1 protein is embedded within cell membranes, where it helps transport cholesterol within the cell.
For cyclic compressive loading, the test was conducted on NPC1 and FRC12M.
The gene therapy involved inserting a functional copy of the NPC1 gene into mice with the disease; the treated animals were then found to have less severe NPC1 symptoms.
The second variant linked to child and adult obesity is found in the NPC1 gene.