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  1. A peptide that participates in the regulation of the menstrual cycle, cell proliferation, apoptosis, metabolism, and many other diverse functions.


activin a.k.a. inhibin beta-B is a protein.

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Google previewNeuroscience Year (2013)

Supplement 2 to the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience by Adelman, Smith

Structure Activin is a dimeric protein consisting of BA and És chains of inhibin ( Fig. 1). Inhibin is a protein isolated on the basis of its ability to inhibit the secretion of FSH from anterior pituitary. Inhibin is also a dimer consisting of an & chain ...

Google previewInhibin, Activin and Follistatin (1997)

Regulatory Functions in System and Cell Biology by Serono Symposia, USA.

Activin is a 25-kDa homodimeric protein composed of the two 6-subunits of INH linked by interchain disulfide bonds, and it comprises three different forms (6,6, 6.6, and 6.6%). Follistatin (FS) is a monomeric glycosylated protein isolated from ...

Google previewCreasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice (2008)

by Michael F Greene, Robert K. Creasy, Robert Resnik, Jay D. Iams, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore

Activin is a closely related protein that was discovered soon after inhibin and was named because of its ability to stimulate pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone release. Activin is composed of two β subunits. All three possible configurations of ...

Google previewAmenorrhea (2010)

A Case-Based, Clinical Guide by Nanette F. Santoro, Genevieve Neal-Perry

Activin is a heterodimer composed of b-subunits of inhibin (bAB, bAA, bBB ). The b-subunits are relatively ubiquitous; however, the a-subunit is restricted to the pituitary, gonads, and adrenal glands. Activin is synthesized in granulosa ...

Google previewEndocrinology Adult and Pediatric: Reproductive Endocrinology (2013)

by J. Larry Jameson, David M. de Kretser, John C. Marshall, Leslie J. De Groot

Activin is a nerve survival molecule.

Google previewActivins and Inhibins (2011)

by Gerald Litwack

Activin is an important factor in adult neurogenesis Postnatal neurogenesis, ...

Google previewTextbook of Craniofacial Growth (2011)

by Sridhar Premkumar

Activin is a member of the TGF-β superfamily of signalling proteins that binds to membrane receptors and activates gene transcription via the Smad-mediated pathway (Attisano & Wrana, 1998). Transplantation of cells between the early ...

Google previewProteomics of Spermatogenesis (2006)

by G. S. Gupta

whereas activin is a homo- or heterodimer of 3-subunits. Immunoreactive and bioactive inhibin, and three inhibin/activin subunit mRNAs ( G, B, ...

Google previewMyeloma Bone Disease (2010)

by G. David Roodman

Activin is a novel cytokine up-regulated in MM patients with advanced bone disease. It has a dual activity on bone remodeling, both stimulating OC differentiation and inhibiting OB formation. Activin can be targeted by a chimeric antibody ...

Google previewHormones and Their Receptors in Fish Reproduction (2005)

by Philippa Melamed, Nancy Sherwood

Activin is a dimeric growth factor belonging to the transforming growth factor (TGF-) superfamily. Since its first identification and purification in 1986, activin and its related proteins have been firmly established as important regulators of ...

Google previewThe Pituitary (2010)

by Shlomo Melmed

Activin is a potent inducer of FSHb transcription. Intracellular signaling molecules SMAD2, 3 and 4 have all been shown to mediate ...

Google previewMale Infertility from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia (1996)

by J.A. Carver-Wa, J.M.G. Hollanders

subunit Activin glycoprotein; hetero- Leydig cells stimulation of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

activin Dimeric growth factors of the TGFβ family with growth and differentiation-promoting effects on a range of cell ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

activin A dimeric growth factor composed of *inhibin [3 subunits, closely related to other *transforming growth factors (TGFB). The two isoforms of inhibin [3 give rise to ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

activin. n. a protein complex ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

They include TGF-B, activin, > inhibin, > bone morphogenic protein (BMP), and Miillerian-inhibiting substance and control, among others, important biological functions such as embryonic development, cell growth and cell differentiation, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease [2 volumes] (2013)

by Evelyn B. Kelly Ph.D.

gene, officially known as the “activin A receptor, type 1” gene, is the cause of FOP.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

Activin, a grape seed-derived proanthocyanidin extract, reduces plasma levels of oxidative stress and adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and E- selectin) ...

Google previewDictionary of DNA and Genome Technology (2012)

by Paul Singleton

activin A protein, present in gonadal tissues, which is used e.g. in culture media for the maintenance of (human) ...

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