carrier molecule


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carrier molecule

[′kar·ē·ər ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(immunology)
An immunogenic molecule such as a foreign protein to which a hapten is coupled, thus enabling the hapten to induce an immune response.
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MYODUR includes carnitine, a membrane transport carrier molecule that targets skeletal muscle, and its passenger molecule, leupeptin, a known calpain inhibitor.
Based on preclinical studies, Albutropin may offer sustained therapeutic activity, which is accomplished by using recombinant human albumin as a carrier molecule.
Strikingly, he has identified vitamin K2, which is known for its role in bone formation and blood clotting, as a novel mitochondrial electron carrier molecule that is required to maintain high levels of mitochondrial activity and neurotransmitter release.
Now, Thorson, graduate student Richard Gantt and postdoctoral fellow Pauline Peltier-Pain have described a simple process to separate the sugars from a carrier molecule, then attach them to a drug or other chemical.
Scientists can then use the STM tip to lift the carrier molecule, leaving the clump of atoms behind.
Like cocaine, MDPV clogs the ports in the carrier molecule so dopamine can't be mopped up once it has done its job, Baumann and colleagues reported in 2013 in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Protherics chief executive Andrew Heath said: "The company has now found a way of packing more angiotensin onto the carrier molecule which could mean patients would need a booster shot only once a year.
The "theranostic" approach entails initial diagnosis using a Ga-68 labeled molecule in a PET scan followed by therapy where Yttrium-90 is coupled with the same carrier molecule.
Transporin has developed a peptide carrier molecule consisting of approximately 20 amino acids based on the metal-binding domain of IGF-binding proteins, which form part of a new generation of proprietary peptides," said Desmond Mascarenhas, PhD, CEO of Transporin.
Next, UV light destroys the organic carrier molecule leaving behind the amorphous metal, which quickly oxidizes in air.
Increasing the release of oxygen from the carrier molecule haemoglobin from the red blood corpuscles

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