release factor


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release factor

[ri′lēs ‚fak·tər]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any protein that responds to termination codons in messenger ribonucleic acid and causes the release of the finished polypeptide.
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3.--Model-averaged estimates of maximum displacement from the release site flue to biological and release factors for elk re-introduced to south-central Missouri 2011-2013.
In each, MPCs are thought to be activated by signals in the damaged tissues to release factors that both inhibit damaging inflammation and induce a proreparative state.
Attached platelets then undergo degranulation and release factors such as serotonin, which causes vascular constriction.