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homotype

(ˈhɒməʊˌtaɪp)
n
(Biology) biology a part or organ with same structure and evolutionary origin as something else but now having a different function
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Moreover, IL-4 played a significant role in accelerating the synthesis of IgE, which could induce T cell proliferation and the homotype transformation from IgM to IgE [22].
Enolases include three homotypes (namely, [alpha], [beta], and [gamma]), and the [gamma]-type enolase, namely, NSE, is expressed in the nervous tissues and secreted by the neurons.