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Definition of the noun Coactivation

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  1. Activation of two or more things together
  2. [genetics] A process wherein RNA transcription is increased by a coactivator protein
  3. [medicine] The activation of one muscle coordinately with another


Coactivation is a process by which the transcription of RNA is increased. Proteins called coactivators are recruited to DNA-binding transcription factors through their activation domains and increase transcription by relaxing the chromatin structure to allow greater access to a gene or by bringing in components of the basal transcription complex needed for transcription to occur. Examples of coactivators are CBP, p300, and SWI/SNF.

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Google previewA Textbook of Neuroanatomy (2016)

by Maria A. Patestas, Leslie P. Gartner

During voluntary moveAlpha-gamma coactivation is a ment both alpha and mechanism via which the muscle gamma motoneurons are spindles sensitivity to stretch is stimulated concurrently maintained (during voluntary by the axons of ...

Google previewPrinciples of Neural Science (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Coactivation is a process by which the ...

Google previewNeurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation (2014)

Towards an Embodied Self by Ulrich F. Lanius, PhD, Sandra L. Paulsen, PhD, Frank M. Corrigan, MD

An alternative explanation to column coactivation is that these are prefight or preflight urges. Stimulation of the dorsal PAG (dPAG) elicits preparation for active escape (Brandão, Zanoveli, Ruiz-Martinez, Oliveira, & Landeira-Fernandez, 2008 ): ...

Google previewKinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Muscle coactivation is a phenomenon in which a muscle is activated coordinately with another muscle. The EMG shown demonstrates the antagonistic muscle activity in the biceps and triceps of a relaxed and seated subject, with the elbow ...

Google previewNon-Invasive Brain Stimulation: New Prospects in Cognitive Neurorehabilitation (2012)

by Carlo Professor Miniussi, Giuseppe Professor Vallar

Tactile coactivation is a task-free, passive stimulation protocol, independent of cognitive factors such as attention or reinforcement. The basic idea is to coactivate a large number of receptive fields on the tip of the index finger in a Hebbian ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Cross Reference Coma Coactivation Sign This sign is said to be characteristic of psychogenic tremors, namely, increased tremor amplitude with loading (cf. reduced amplitude of organic tremor with loading), perhaps due to muscle ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Strength and Power in Sport (2008)

by Paavo Komi

There are several factors that could affect the presence and extent of antagonist coactivation, and its opposing (to agonists) effects, such as muscle group ( physiological crosssectional area and moment arm), velocity and type of muscle action, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Behavior (2012)

Thus, creative innovation requires both the coactivation and communication between regions of the brain and thus is highly dependent on white matter pathways, both inter- and intrahemispheric. In addition, creative innovation most often ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (2008)

by Vladimir Zatsiorsky

Coactivation of antagonist muscles In contrast to the apparent lack of an association between changes in strength and whole-muscle EMG, strength training does seem to affect the function of the relevant motor neurone pools. These changes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

showing coactivation of movement.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes] (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

are proposed to facilitate creativity, shifting the brain toward intrinsic neuronal activation with an increase in the size of distributed concept representations and coactivation across modular networks (Heilman, Nadeau, & Beversdorf, 2003).

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Coactivation Meaning

Video shows what coactivation means. Activation of two or more things together. A process wherein RNA transcription is increased by a coactivator protein.

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