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(1) (APPlication) The file extension for executable Mac applications. See APP file.

(2) (APPlication) The term has been shorthand for "application" in the IT community for a long time. However, it became popular with the consumer for mobile applications in smartphones and tablets after Apple debuted the iPhone 3G in 2008. It is just as correct to say "iPhone application" as it is "desktop computer app;" although app is shorter, and computer people love to abbreviate. See application and online app store.

(3) (APPlication) In the engineering world, an app can refer to a circuit design, using the word "application" in the context of purpose. For example, "high-voltage apps" means high-voltage circuit designs. The term predates mobile software apps by decades.


Apps Are Everywhere
After installing a new smart TV, as in this Samsung 4K TV example in 2016, users have the option of downloading apps from Netflix, Amazon and other content providers.







And We Do Mean "Everywhere"
For decades the word "apps" have been shorthand for "appetizers" and it still is.
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Purification and cloning of amyloid precursor protein R-secretase from human brain.
A[beta] is a 38-to-43 amino-acid peptide resulting from proteolytic cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP).
It turns out that the brain produces lots of amyloid precursor protein (SN: 10/10/92, p.
They found that DHA supplementation leads to lower levels of presenilin, an enzyme responsible for cutting beta amyloid from its parent, the amyloid precursor protein.
Amyloid-beta is formed when the larger amyloid precursor protein (APP) is cleaved by two enzymes, BACE and gamma-secretase, which releases the amyloid-beta fragment.
Researchers of Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network (DIAN), an international study of inherited forms of Alzheimer's, are studying members of families who have mutations in one of three genes: amyloid precursor protein, presenilin 1 or presenilin 2.
In 1991, Cordell led a team that created mice whose brains generate larger than normal concentrations of a beta amyloid precursor protein.
Posiphen[R], QR's lead compound, inhibits amyloid precursor protein (APP) and, therefore, a major pathway leading to Alzheimer's disease (AD); it is in clinical development for the treatment of AD.
The research team from the University of South Florida's Department of Psychiatry and the Silver Child Development Center have linked immune system abnormalities that mimic those seen with autism spectrum disorders to the amyloid precursor protein (APP).
The study shows that this protein, known as ubiquilin-1, 'chaperones' the formation of amyloid precursor protein, a molecule whose malformation has been directly tied to Alzheimer's pathology.
PRX-03140 is selective for the 5-HT4 receptor in the brain, and preclinical studies have shown that it improves cognitive function, as well as increases levels of acetylcholine, soluble amyloid precursor protein (sAPP) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in regions of the brain known to be important for memory.
The team has developed an antibody that binds to a naturally occurring protein in the brain, amyloid precursor protein (APP), preventing the production of A*.