The entire genetic complement of a single organism.
The study of genes, and how they affect the structure, growth, health, and diseases of an organism.
The process by which ogliosaccharide units are added to proteins in order to form different chemical bonds.
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)
A protein that stimulates the production of scavenging cells in the immune system.
One of the four bases found in DNA. It pairs with cytosine.
A proportion of red blood cells in a sample of blood. The hematocrit is a percentage based on volume: a hematocrit of 32% means that there are 32 milliliters of red blood cells in 100 milliliters of blood.
The development of blood.
Hematopoietic growth factors
Protein hormones produced by the body to regulate blood development, affecting the production and maturation of blood-forming cells.
High Throughput Screening (HTS)
The process of screening a sample of compounds rapidly and in parallel, then analyzing the results and choosing further screening compounds based on this information.
Substances produced by one tissue and conveyed to another through the bloodstream, usually affecting growth or metabolism.
A condition resulting from oversecretion of parathyroid hormone.
A disease of the arteries resulting in chronic high blood pressure.
The regulator of hormones, located near the base of the brain. The hypothalamus monitors neurochemical signals and converts them into hormonal reactions. It also regulates the body's biological processes.
A small protein possessing potent antiviral effects. The process of pegylation requires an interferon as a receptor.
A protein produced in excess by renal anemia patients during the immune system's response to infection.
The technique of performing an experiment outside of a living organism, in a controlled environment such as a test tube.
A term used to describe experiments conducted within a living organism. An example is the injection of a substance into a rat to determine the substance's effect on the animal.