signal sequence


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signal sequence

[′sig·nəl ‚sē·kwəns]
(cell and molecular biology)
A discrete sequence of amino acids in a protein that serves to identify it to transport mechanisms within a cell so as to guide the protein to its destination.
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the RCT associate who manages licensing of the bgh-polyA signal sequence, said the technology has proven to be instrumental in gene expression and continues to be employed widely in protein production and gene therapy.
With a sampling rate of 5 Gsample per second and a maximum memory depth of 50 Msample per channel, the R&S RTE can accurately record the long signal sequences required when analyzing the data content of serial protocols such as I[sup.
Whether this will cure the chronic queues there is debatable but certainly the council's traffic boffins believe a change of traffic signal sequences could cut delays considerably (you have to ask why this wasn't done sooner).
Various studies have shown evidence for potential recombination mediating features, including a DNA topoisomerase II cleavage site, a DNase I hypersensitivity site and recombination signal sequences for V(D)J gene segment joining.