Example sentences for: alternative

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  • In his new book, Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy , Sandel tries to revive an alternative American path, the Republican tradition, which, he says, focused on character-building and citizenship.

  • The VEGF-A family of polypeptides consists of a number of biochemically distinct isoforms (three isoforms in the mouse and up to five in humans) that are generated through alternative mRNA splicing of a single gene [ 4, 5].

  • However, recent reports indicate that transcription of the p27 Kip1gene can be activated by neuronal differentiation [ 12 ] , treatment with vitamin D3 [ 13 14 ] , interferon and cytokines [ 15 16 17 ] , and exposure to hypoxic conditions [ 18 ] or xenobiotics [ 19 ] . Transcription of the p27 Kip1gene can be negatively regulated by growth factors [ 20 ] and by c-Myc [ 21 ] . Some of the growth factor and cytokine effects on p27 Kip1transcription may be mediated by the forkhead family of transcription factors that appear to be regulated downstream of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathway [ 22 23 24 25 ] . The use of alternative promoters leading to multiple transcription start sites, as reported here, suggests an additional type of transcriptional control.

  • Other educational interventions reinforcing the Tar War message of healthful, tobacco-free lifestyles include school health classes, science classes, alternative tobacco use prevention/education programs and community/religious youth groups.

  • ‡ Quantified as an alternative or supplemental calculation.

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