Drug Inspector Exam – OPSC

Drug Inspector Exam The Orissa Public Service Commission has issued the notification for recrutiment of Drug Inspector (Class II) The detailed notification is available here. Recommended books for drug inspector exam Drug Inspector Exam highlights The Drug Inspector Exam conducted by the public service commission of Indian states, is a very important [...]

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)

BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is a neurotrophin, i.e. a target-derived growth factor, which is expressed in the brain predominantly in the hippocampus. It acts [...]

Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)

The breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) belongs to the G-branch of the ABC-transporter family (ABCG2). In contrast to most other ABC-proteins, BCRP consists of only one [...]

BCR- ABL

Bcl-2: Bcl-2 (B-cell lymphoma-related gene) is major mammalian gene that is known to inhibit apoptosis. Bax:  Bax is a bcl-2 homolog that forms with bcl-2 and acts to [...]

Bartter’s Syndrome

Bartter’s syndrome (antenatal Bartter syndrome, hyperprostaglandin E syndrome) is an autosomal-recessive electrolyte disorder, producing hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, [...]

Autotaxin – Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA).

Autotaxin is a lysophospholipase D that occurs in plasma and serum and cleaves lysophosphatidylcholine, thereby forming lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). This enzyme occurs as a [...]

Autoreceptor

A receptor on nerve endings within a synapse that responds to the released neurotransmitter from that neuron. This then feeds back to the same neuron and negatively regulates [...]

Autophagy

Autophagy derived from latin words “self eating” is a normal regulated cell process where cytoplasmic materials are degraded through the lysosomal machinery and the [...]

Autacoid

Autacoids are literally ‘self-medicating agents’ that are liberated from or produced by cells in response to a stimulus. They differ from hormones in that they usually act [...]

Arrestins

Arrestins act as adaptor proteins that bind to phosphorylated G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and link the receptors to clathrin-coated pits. β-Arrestins are essential in [...]

alpha-2 Antiplasmin

alpha-2  antiplasmin, a naturally occurring inhibitor of fibrinolysis, is a single chain glycoprotein that forms a stable, inactive complex within plasmin and thereby [...]