activin

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ac·ti·vin

 (ăk′tə-vĭn, ăk-tĭv′ĭn)
n.
A polypeptide growth factor that is synthesized in the pituitary gland and the gonads and stimulates the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone.

[activ(ate) + (inhib)in (from its activating follicle-stimulating hormone).]
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Of the proteins the researchers examined, the pattern of two proteins, Activin A and follistatin, stood out from the rest.
First, they increased the levels of Activin A in the cochleas of normal mice.
Additionally, BLU-782 potently inhibited mutant ALK2 in vitro, regardless of the activating ligand, including Activin A, Activin B and BMP6.
M2 PHARMA-July 27, 2018-Tolero Doses First Patient in Phase 1 Study of Activin A Receptor Type 1 Inhibitor in Advanced Solid Tumors
Inhibition of MSTN and activin A activities by affinitypurified ActRIIB-2a was compared with that of soluble ActRIIB-1 using the CAGA-luciferase assay in A204 cells.
Researchers from the Center on Aging found that human senescent fat cells release a protein called activin A that impairs the function of fat tissue and their stem cells.
1- hiPSCs were incubated for 3 days with RPMI-1640 medium (Gibco, USA) containing 100 ng/ml Activin A (R&D, USA) and FBS (Gibco, USA).
Therefore, we considered activin A as a positional candidate affecting litter size and evaluated their sequence for potential causative genetic variation.
Activin A, a homodimer composed of two beta A subunits, is involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of inflammatory diseases ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease and atherosclerosis, and also in several liver disorders, including NAFLD and liver fibrosis (3-5).
Abaza, "Possible contribution of serum activin A and IGF1 in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in Egyptian patients suffering from combined hepatitis C virus infection and hepatic schistosomiasis," Clinical Biochemistry, vol.
To date, 4 genes have been identified in the activin family (inhibin[beta]A, [beta]B, [beta]C, and [beta]E) and 3 dimeric proteins (activin A ([beta]A/[beta]A), activin B ([beta]B/[beta]B), and activin AB ([beta]A/[beta]B)) have been studied in detail [8].
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