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Noun1.MEK - a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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followed America's lead, adding to its terrorist list the MEK, or PMOI (People's Mujahedin of Iran), as it is known in Europe, the E.
MEK, also known as mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) kinase, is a key component of the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway, which is frequently activated in human tumors.
EPA's proposed delisting of MEK as a hazardous air pollutant does not affect other ways this chemical will be regulated, however, it will continue to be regulated as a VOC because of its contribution to smog.
Of course, the MEK story did not stir up any debate, because these terrorists are working for the West against a Muslim country.
Blocking ERK-2 activation with the MEK inhibitor PD98059 partially protected XTC-2 cells against the cytotoxic effects of [H.
The embrace of the MEK by Gingrich and other US Republicans is somewhat perplexing.
The MEK had allied itself with the supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini along with Tudeh, the Iranian communist party," Jones added.
MEK also criticized the fact that President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu and Justice Minister Bekir Bozday- keep commenting on the investigation file on the Dec.
They then treated these fusion-bearing cells either with the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib or with trametinib, a drug that inhibits a protein in the MAPK signaling pathway called MEK.