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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation; A cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physi

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  • As importantly, these data provided indirect evidence that the insulin receptor is located on the surface of fat cells.
  • A classic example of a receptor tyrosine kinase receptor is the insulin receptor.
  • This receptor is then used in high-speed robotic tests to rapidly evaluate thousands of chemical compounds.
  • The first module, which we call the receptor module, detects changes in environmental conditions to generate an intracellular signal. for more
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