Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 178 items for:

Overview x Medicine and Health x Genetics and Genomics x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Abelson leukaemia virus

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

A replication-defective murine leukaemia virus (A-MuLV), a retrovirus, that requires coinfection of cells with a ‘helper’ virus to proliferate and to cause a rapidly progressive...

See overview in Oxford Index

abortus

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

A dead fetus born prematurely, whether the abortion was artificially induced or spontaneous. Over 20% of human spontaneous abortions show chromosomal abnormalities. See Chronology, 1965,...

See overview in Oxford Index

actin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

A globular protein of relative molecular mass 60 000 which is a major component of microfilaments generally, and which is especially important in the myofibrils of striated muscle cell.

null...

See overview in Oxford Index

activated macrophage

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

A macrophage that has been stimulated (usually by a lymphokine) to enlarge, to increase its enzymatic content, and to increase its nonspecific phagocytic activity.

See overview in Oxford Index

ADCC

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity; also known as antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. Cell-mediated cytotoxicity requires prior binding of antibody to target cells for...

See overview in Oxford Index

alkylating agent

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

A compound causing the substitution of an alkyl group (usually methyl or ethyl) for an active hydrogen atom in an organic compound. According to the number of reactive groups they contain,...

See overview in Oxford Index

Amanita phalloides

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Genetics and Genomics.

A poisonous mushroom which is the source of amatoxins and phallotoxins (both of which see). See Classification, Fungi, Basidiomycota.

See overview in Oxford Index

amaurosis

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

n. partial or complete blindness. For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient. See also Leber’s congenital amaurosis. —amauroticnull...

See overview in Oxford Index

amelogenin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

A low-molecular weight extracellular protein secreted by ameloblasts associated with the formation of enamel. It is thought to be associated with the initiation and growth of hydroxyapatite...

See overview in Oxford Index

amniocyte

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.

Cells obtained by amniocentesis (q.v.).

See overview in Oxford Index