To bind to

to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.

See also: Bind

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(3) When there is less albumin to bind to, free drug levels may be increased.
The ability of Norwalk virus to bind to oysters tissues at the same binding site as that used to bind to human tissues suggests a possible coevolution mechanism involving the oyster as an intermediary vector.
"It's a very interesting mode of action for a small molecule to bind to one protein and augment its ability to act with another," says pharmacologist Elliott Ross of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
The presentation of specific peptides to the immune system is controlled by the ability of processed peptides to bind to the expressed HLA class II protein.
(Richmond, CA) has been granted a new patent in the United States entitled "Selection of Sites for Targeting by Zinc Finger Proteins and Methods of Designing Zinc Finger Proteins to Bind to Preselected Sites." Issued claims cover methods for identifying target sequences, within any gene, that will serve as preferred binding sites for zinc finger DNA-binding proteins and methods for designing zinc finger DNA-binding protein transcription factors that bind tightly and specifically to these preferred sites.
Analysis of these mutants reveals a general correlation between the ability of the prodomain to bind to native subtilisin and its ability to accelerate subtilisin folding.
At the moment, the precise mechanism of the differences in the cascade effect of oleate, linoleate, and stearate is unclear, especially because these fatty acids are likely to bind to the same binding sites.
But first, free-floating thrombospondin has to bind to CD47 on the blood cell surface.
Despite their structural diversity, all of the exogenous estrogens, when ingested either as natural compounds (phytoestrogens, mycoestrogens) or contaminants (xenoestrogens), have the capacity to bind to the ER at a given concentration in target cells of the body and can initiate (agonist) or inhibit (antagonist) estrogen-like actions (16,28).
In other words, do cells employ RNAs to bind to small molecules?
This action enabled p53 to bind to DNA in a test tube, which could reawaken the protein's antitumor function, say the researchers.
[HIV] seems to be able to bind to molecules from three different receptor families.