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cofactor

[′kō‚fak·tər]
(biochemistry)
A specific substance required for the activity of an enzyme, such as a coenzyme or metal ion.
(mathematics)
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Indeed, although it has previously been accepted that consumption of drinking water high in nitrates causes methemoglobinemia in infants, it appears now that nitrate may be one of a number of co-factors that play a sometimes complex role in causing the disease.
He said identifying that co-factor would be a major goal of future research.
Third, we will systematically dissect the functional relationship of enhancers and transcriptional co-factors.
You may be taking a lot of antioxidants and still have very little antioxidant function in your cells because you're low in one or more co-factors.
5 They're an excellent source of the B-complex group of vitamins, which together work as co-factors for enzymes involved in metabolism.
The action of Salubrinal is very specific for the phosphatase complex consisting of the serine/threonine phosphatase PP1 with its non-enzymatic co-factor GADD34.
the two companies agreed that Merck will return its option to develop and commercialize Peg-Pal, an investigational drug that is also designed for the treatment of PKU, an autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by either a defect or a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase or its co-factor tetrahydrobiopterin.
BC001 is a different anti-angiogenic molecule, uniquely working by disrupting binding of a transcription factor to its co-factor and thereby controlling tumor growth.
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid counters free radical damage and is an essential co-factor for collagen synthesis, necessary for proper wound healing.
Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.