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Knockout

Gene knockout is a genetic technique in which an organism is engineered to carry genes that have been made inoperative.…

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Kininogen

Either of two plasma a2-globulins that are kinin precursors.

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Kinin

Is any of various structurally related polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth…

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Keratomalacia

An eye disorder that leads to a dry cornea. Progressive softening and ulcer¬ ation of the cornea, due to vitamin…

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Keratinocyte

Is the major constituent of the epidermis, constituting 95% of the cells found there.

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Keratin

A sulphur-containing protein which is a major component in skin, hair, nails, hooves, horns, and teeth. A class of fibrous…

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KB cell

A cell line derived from a human carcinoma of the nasopharynx, used as an assay for antineoplastic (anti-tumour) agents.

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