Example sentences for: degrades

How can you use “degrades” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Although the pathologic processes that underlie the development of erosions are incompletely understood, a considerable body of evidence has suggested that a pannus of cells that originate in chronically inflamed, proliferative synovial tissue becomes locally invasive, and enzymatically degrades the matrix of the articular cartilage and periarticular bone [ 4].

  • Rather than one gene duplicate retaining the original function, while the other either degrades or evolves a new function, the original functions of the single-copy gene may be partitioned between the duplicates (subfunctionalization).

  • Reiner has the fatted, self-centered TV exec's demeanor down pat, but the movie degrades him while holding the same attitude toward human beings that he has.

  • Importantly, the researchers were also able to show that isolated peripheral lung macrophages secreted matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP12), an enzyme that degrades elastin—a protein important for lung elasticity—in the lungs, in response to IP-10 and MIG.

  • 2002), a multiprotein complex that degrades many unwanted or inappropriate proteins in cells.


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