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active pharmaceutical ingredients

active chemicals used in the manufacturing of drugs

similar term: bulk drug substances


science of soil management and crop production

antisense DNA DNA molecule with a nucleotide sequence complementary to a specific (sense) DNA.
antisense RNA RNA molecule with a nucleotide sequence complementary to a specific (sense) mRNA, thus blocking its translation by bindung to the mRNA molecule, for example:
5' AUGCAG 3' sense mRNA
3' UACGUC 5' antisense RNA
apoptosis normal cellular process based on a genetically programmed series of events (programmed cell death) leading to cell death
aptamer synthetic oligonucleotide designed to recognize and bind to targeted molecules with high affinity and specificity. Aptamers are abe to knock-down protein functions in living cells and organisms thus acting as drug-like molecules.
archaeome all species of the kingdom of archaea

interdisciplinary studies on the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe

similar terms: exobiology, xenobiology







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