Example sentences for: activate

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  • Whether sulfur transferase functionality is retained in the rhodanese-like domains of MoeBR and MoeZ and whether these proteins can function to activate a substrate as well as transfer a sulfur-containing moiety is unknown.

  • Dani points out that the body's own agent, acetylcholine, acts over milliseconds to activate nicotinic receptors, whereas nicotine itself stimulates these receptors for hours.

  • IL-2 has direct effects on immune cells carrying the IL-2 receptor, which in turn release soluble factors and/or activate other cells by cell-cell interactions.

  • Several vasoactive G-protein coupled agonists, including angiotensin II and endothelin, have also been shown to activate the ERK pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells [ 6 21 ] . These same hormones also activate the JNK and p38 pathways.

  • Other cell types may be able to better distinguish between pathogenic and nonpathogenic L. monocytogenes ; for example, expression of the virulence factor LLO, the hemolysin responsible in part for invasion of L. monocytogenes into the host cell cytoplasm, is necessary for L. monocytogenes to activate neutrophils [ 34], stimulate prolonged TNFα production by macrophages [ 36, 37], and induce NFκB nuclear translocation and cytokine secretion by HUVEC human vascular endothelial cells [ 35, 39].


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