amino terminal


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amino terminal

[ə¦mē·nō ¦tərm·ən·əl]
(biochemistry)
The end part of a polypeptide chain which contains a free alpha-amino group.
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As a result of the t(11 ;22) chromosomal translocation characterizing the Ewing family of tumors, the amino terminal portion of EWS, an RNA-binding protein of unknown function, is fused to the DNA-binding domain of one of the five members of the ets transcription factor family, most commonly ELI-1.
Elsbach and Weiss of NYU Medical Center, recognized leaders in BPI-based research, isolated an amino terminal fragment of the BPI protein that appeared to contain the biological activity of the whole natural molecule.
The intracellular amino terminal of the 1B subunit has been shown to be essential for G protein effects, but [Beta] channel subunits are also required for regulation by G protein [Beta][Gamma] subunits.
Peter Elsbach and Jerrold Weiss of New York University (NYU) isolated an amino terminal fragment of the BPI protein that appeared to contain the biological activity of the whole natural molecule.
Identification of heart failure by amino terminal brain natriuretic pro-peptide (NTproBNP) measurements in patients with acute dyspnea.
B-type natriuretic peptide and amino terminal proBNP predict one-year mortality in short of breath patients independently of the baseline diagnosis of acute destabilized heart failure.
Biochemical diagnosis of impaired left ventricular ejection fraction: comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP).
Long-term stability of endogenous 13-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) in frozen plasma samples.
The amino terminal regions of proBNP and proANP oligomerize through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.
The amino terminal regions of proBNP and proBNP oligomerise through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.