[ US /ɪˈfɛktɝ/ ]
  1. an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
  2. a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
  3. one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
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How To Use effector In A Sentence

  • These effects are unlikely to be due to low-molecular-weight effectors since similar results were obtained whether or not extracts were desalted prior to assay.
  • It is anchored to the membrane by an N-terminal myristate and a cluster of basic residues in its effector domain.
  • In writing the 1955 review on the "Pharmacology of vascular smooth muscle," I had become very interested in the mechanisms by which sympathetic postganglionic denervation and certain drugs like cocaine markedly potentiate the response of effector organs to epinephrine and norepinephrine, yet markedly reduce the response to the sympathomimetic tyramine. Robert F. Furchgott - Autobiography
  • Its primary way of killing cancer cells is by eliciting an immune response, drawing what are known as effector cells (various types of killer white blood cells) to the tumor and activating them. Health News from Medical News Today
  • In particular we identified a large number of so-called effector genes that are critical to pathogenesis that had been previously unknown and are extremely challenging to predict because of their small size and unusual structure. Undefined
  • Pigmentary effectors enable crustaceans to display rapidly reversible integumental color changes and retinal screening pigment movements.
  • Amoeboid migration is characterised by membrane blebbing that is dependent on the Rho effectors, ROCK1 / 2. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • This process is called effector triggered immunity (ETI). PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Walking may be more familiar and is a whole body exercise compared with cycling where the lower limbs are the primary effector muscles.
  • Prior experience with cloning and characterization of oomycete avirulence effectors highly desired. Naturejobs - All Jobs
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