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Definition of the noun activator

What does activator mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: activators

  1. (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
    • domain: biological science / biology
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • antonym: inhibitor
    • more generic word: substance = the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • more specific terms:
      • activating agent = a surface-active chemical used in flotation process to increase the attraction to a specific mineral
      • accelerator / catalyst = a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
      • sensitiser / sensitizer = a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction

Alternative definition of the noun activator

noun

  1. [biology] Any chemical or agent which regulates one or more genes by increasing the rate of transcription.
  2. One who, or that which, activates.

Groups

  1. Activator is a musical group.
    • album: "Both Barrels"
  2. Activator is a musical group.
    • album: "Unfortunate Lovely EP"

Music

"Activator" is a musical single of Zorg.

  • released on (10 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Activator: A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription of a gene or set of genes. Most activators are DNA-binding proteins that bind to enhancers or promoter-proximal elements.
  2. Activator: In phosphors and scintillators, the activator is the element added as dopant to the crystal of the material to create desired type of nonhomogeneities.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Activator

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Google previewLife, The Science of Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Tissue plasminogen activator is a protein involved in the breakdown of blood clots. It is a serine protease (EC 3.4.21.68) found on endothelial cells, the cells that line the blood vessels. As an enzyme, it catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen ...

Google previewAnimal Physiology, From Genes to Organisms (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A plasminogen activator is a serine protease which converts plasminogen to plasmin, thus promoting fibrinolysis. Types include:•Tissue plasminogen activator •Urokinase It is inhibited by plasminogen activator inhibitor1 and plasminogen ...

Google previewFundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Tissue plasminogen activator is a protein involved in the breakdown of blood clots. It is a serine protease (EC 3.4.21.68) found on endothelial cells, the cells that line the blood vessels. As an enzyme, it catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen ...

Google previewMosbys Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

A plasminogen activator is a serine protease which converts plasminogen to plasmin, thus promoting fibrinolysis. Types include:•Tissue plasminogen activator •Urokinase It is inhibited by plasminogen activator inhibitor1 and plasminogen ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Tissue plasminogen activator is a protein involved in the breakdown of blood clots. It is a serine protease (EC 3.4.21.68) found on endothelial cells, the cells that line the blood vessels. As an enzyme, it catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen ...

Google previewMedical Biotechnology (2009)

by Judit Pongracz, Mary Keen

Tissue plasminogen activators Tissue plasminogen activator is a key component of the fibrinolytic system, by which plasminogen in the blood is activated to plasmin, which breaks down the insoluble fibrin in a blood clot into soluble ...

Google previewIntroduction to Medical Terminology (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

A plasminogen activator is a serine protease which converts plasminogen to plasmin, thus promoting fibrinolysis. Types include:•Tissue plasminogen activator •Urokinase It is inhibited by plasminogen activator inhibitor1 and plasminogen ...

Google previewThe Big Sigma Collection (2017)

Volume 1 by Joseph R. Lallo

The CME Activator is a device that Karter designed for the Earth military decades ago. It manipulates the field lines of a star into an alignment that will produce a sequential reconnection, ideally expending all magnetically-suspended energy ...

Google previewHuman Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Prothrombin activator is a complex of a dozen blood coagulation factors that functions in catalyzing prothrombin into thrombin.

Google previewStructure and Function of the Body (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription of a gene or set of genes.

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination (2012)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Rationale: Tissue plasminogen activator is a thrombolytic. Hemorrhage is a complication of any type of thrombolytic medication. The client is monitored for bleeding. Monitoring for renal failure and monitoring the client's psychosocial status ...

Google previewChemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics, Volume I (2016)

Biology, Cell biology by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription of a gene or set of genes. Most activators are DNAbinding proteins. Most activators function by binding sequencespecifically to a DNA site located in or near a promoter ...

Google previewHuman Molecular Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription of a gene or set of genes. Most activators are DNAbinding proteins. Most activators function by binding sequencespecifically to a DNA site located in or near a promoter ...

Google previewNew Developments in Management of Vascular Pathology of the Upper Extremity, An Issue of Hand Clinics, (2014)

by Steven L. Moran

Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is the most common thrombolytic agent, and carries Angiographic improvement should be expected in most cases of acute ischemia, and amputations Attention to identification of serious hemorrhagic ...

Google previewBiochemistry (2016)

by Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell, Owen M. McDougal

An activator is a molecule that stabilizes the R form. An inhibitor stabilizes the T form. (Figure 7.8). As a result, there is less need for substrate, S, to shift the equilibrium in favor of the R form, and less cooperativity in the binding of S is seen.

Google previewBiology, Science for Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription of a gene or set of genes.

Google previewBiology, Chemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene transcription.

Google previewGenetics, From Genes to Genomes (2016)

Biology, Genetics by CTI Reviews

A transcriptional activator is a protein that increases gene ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Tissue plasminogen activator is a protein involved in the breakdown of blood clots.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

BH3-only Activator B H3-on ly Sensitizer BH3-only \ Pro-apoptotic protein oligomerization Moderately damaged DNA. BIK Proapoptotic Protein. Fig. 1 Mechanism of the proapoptotic actions of the BH3- only ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Günter Kahl

Activator-dissociation system (Ac-Ds system) 13 BL 4 × 35s enhancer BR AmpR HygR Plant DNA Activation tagging vector Plant DNA its transcription is enhanced by the 35S enhancer package. activator of transcription (STAT) proteins, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

PLG, plasminogen; PL, plasmin; tPA, tissue plasminogen activator; uPA, urokinase; uPAR, urokinase receptor; PAI-1,

3; PLAT – tissue plasminogen activator, 8p12-8p11; PLAU –urokinase-type ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

—Cycling, Road race—2nd—CERA (continuous erythropoietin receptor activator). Stefan Schumacher (GER)—Cycling, Individual time trial—13th; Road race, did not finish—CERA (continuous erythropoietin receptor ...

Google previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

The material is mixed well and moistened with a 'activator' which may be of dung, urine, night-soil emulsion, ammonium sulphate or Adco. Rapid fermentation occurs and after about a week. the fermented material itself constitute the activator ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1995)

Volume 52 - Solid-Liquid Separation: Clarifiers and Thickeners Selection to Specific Gravity and Specific Heats by John J. McKetta Jr

For bin activator unit size selection, they are as follows: L Flake materials a. Defined: Low-density (usually), high mechanical interlocking and compressible materials, when one dimension (usually thickness) of a particle is one tenth of another ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

Inactive *plasminogen is cleaved into the active form by *plasminogen activator. plasminogen The inactive precursor (810 aa, a zymogen) of *plasmin present at ~200 mg/L in plasma. Mutations in the gene can lead to *ligneous conjunctivitis ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

pk peck PKA protein kinase A PkA prekallikrein activator pKa negative logarithm of the acid ionization constant PKAN pantothenate kinase–associated neurodegeneration [Hallervorden-Spatz disease] PKAR protein kinase activation ratio ...

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