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Caveolae

Synonyms: Coated pit

Coated pits are concavities in the cell membrane rich in specific proteins and lipids. They play an important role in signal transduction and endocytosis.

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Excitotoxicity

Excitotoxicity describes a process by which nerve cells die after excessive stimulation. The accumulation of neurotransmitters in synapses is made responsible. Neurotransmitters such as glutamate can become toxic. As with ...

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L1 Mobile Element

Synonyms: L1 Retrotransposon

The sequence of a typical L1 Retrotransposon downloaded from NCBI.
LOCUS       HSU09116                6539 bp    DNA     linear   PRI 26-OCT-2005
DEFINITION  Human retrotransposable L1 element LRE2 from chromosome 1q.
ACCESSION   U09116
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Plasma Membrane

Synonyms: Cell Membrane

The plasma membrane in Eukaryotes separates the cell's cytoplasm from the surrounding extracellular environment. The plasma membrane is a lipid bilayer, a double sheet of phospholipids. Phospholipid are remarkable ...

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Transposons

Synonyms: Transposable Elements; Mobile DNA; Selfish DNA; Junk DNA; Jumping Genes

Definition Transposons are DNA fragments that are capable of moving from one place to an other of a cells genome. Frequency The frequency of transposable elements in different genomes is ...

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