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activator

[′ak·tə‚vād·ər]
(chemistry)
A substance that increases the effectiveness of a rubber vulcanization accelerator; for example, zinc oxide or litharge.
A trace quantity of a substance that imparts luminescence to crystals; for example, silver or copper in zinc sulfide or cadmium sulfide pigments.
(genetics)
A molecule that modifies a repressor in a way that enables it to stimulate operon transcription.
(graphic arts)

catalyst

1. A substance which accelerates a chemical reaction but appears to remain unchanged itself.
2. A hardener that accelerates cure of adhesives either with or without heat. Used primarily with synthetic resins.
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Tumor-associated proteolysis and prognosis: new functional risk factors in gastric cancer defined by the urokinase-type plasminogen activator system.
Maggiorini, "Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor plasma concentration may predict susceptibility to high altitude pulmonary edema," Mediators of Inflammation, vol.
Vocca et al., "Structure, function and antagonists of urokinase-type plasminogen activator," Frontiers in Bioscience, vol.
Duffy et al., "Urokinase-type plasminogen activator and outcome in Dukes' B colorectal cancer," The Lancet, vol.
Langman, "Serum soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor levels and idiopathic FSGS in children: a single-center report," Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
Post-transcriptional regulation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor expression in lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury.
Duffy, "The urokinase-type plasminogen activator system in cancer metastasis," International Journal of Cancer, vol.
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor is associated with macrophages and plaque rupture in symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis.
Nagamine, "Pocket protein-independent repression of urokinase-type plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 gene expression by E2F1," Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol.
The plasminogen activation system in skeletal muscle regeneration: antagonistic roles of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its inhibitor (PAI-1).
The serine protease, urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) plays an important role in tissue remodeling, cell migration and wound healing (Toriseva and Kahari, 2008; Watanabe et al., 2006).