isoform


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i·so·form

 (ī′sō-fôrm′)
n.
Any of the chemically distinct forms of a protein that perform the same biochemical function, although often at different rates.

isoform

(ˈaɪsəʊˌfɔːm)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of several forms of the same protein, derived either from the same gene or from different genes, each of which is similar in function to the others
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We determined the LOQ by adding known concentrations of each hCG isoform to elution buffer and analyzing quadruplicate samples on 4 different days.
In human epidermis, alpha-tocopherol is quantitatively the most important vitamin E isoform present and comprises the bulk of first line free radical defense in the lipid compartment.
Therefore, we investigated proliferation of neural stem cells and differentiation of the intermediate progenitor cells in primitive cortex in a transgenic mouse model of altered VEGF isoform expression.
Tygart and Niggli both defended the isoform test against questions raised by the NFL Players Association.
The answer, surprisingly, was that the skin cells themselves generate increased amounts of a lesser-known "beta" isoform of CGRP.
ATM drugs target a particular isoform of tropomyosin known as Tm5NM1 on which cancer cells are highly dependent.
In the future, it will be of great interest to further dissect the function of each isoform in hematopoiesis.
cDNAs of the VEGF164 isoform (which corresponds to the human VEGF165 isoform) have been isolated from various mammalian species, including sheep and cow (Leung et al.
9%), the frequency greater in patients with bcr3 isoform (70%) than in those with in bcrl isoform (30%).
Based on the discovery of a novel isoform gene of the c-erg gene (herein referred to as "C-11 gene") which is an erg gene derived from chickens, the nucleotide sequence of the gene has been determined, and then the expression of a protein encoded by such gene (herein referred to as "C-11 protein") has been confirmed.
Additionally, changes in expression of ALF-coding mRNA and clear induction of one isoform synthesis were observed after inoculation of Vibrio alginolyticus, indicating their role in the shrimp immune response.