10 Biological Terms

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  1. Lentivirus - virus diseases caused by the lentivirus genus. They are multi-organ diseases characterised by long incubation periods and persistent infection. Biology Online 17 October 2011
  2. Canonical Structure - An archetypical nucleotide or amino acid sequence to which all variants are compared.Answers
  3. Tropism - An involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source. Biology Online
  4. Protease - A proteinase which is any enzyme that catalyses the splitting of interior peptide bonds in a protein. Any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis. BIology Online 18 October 2011
  5. Torsion angles -The amount of rotation of a long bone along its axis or between two axes, measured in degrees.Biology Online
  6. Isomorphous - Similarity in form, as in organisms of different ancestry The Free Dictionary 18 October 2011
  7. Antihapten antibody - is a chemically defined substance of low molecular weight that cannot induce an adaptive immune response by itself Everything Bio 18 October 2011
  8. Epitope - That part of an antigenic molecule to which the t-cell receptor responds, a site on a large molecule against which an antibody will be produced and to which it will bind.Biology Online
  9. Antibody - Any of the numerous Y-shaped gamma globulin proteins found in the blood or lymph, and produced by B cells as an immune defense against foreign agents (antigens). Each antibody has a region that binds specifically to a particular antigen which it neutralizes. It is typically made up of large heavy chains and small light chains. Biology Online 18 October 2011
  10. Synctium formation - An epithelium or tissue characterized by cytoplasmic continuity, or a large mass of cytoplasm not separated into individual cells and containing many nuclei. Biology Online

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