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Unformatted text preview: o Peroxynitrite: formed through excess superoxide, very reactive ion, but not a free radical • Motor neurons: neurons that connect with muscles and direct movements • Axonal transport: cellular process responsible for movement of mitochondria, lipids, synaptic vesicles, proteins, and other cell parts (i.e. organelles) to and from a neuron's cell body, through the cytoplasm of its axon • Chemotherapeutic: therapy through the use of chemical agents o Antimiotics: drugs which prevent mitosis (cell division) o Taxol: stabilizes microtubules, blocking complete cell division • Colchicine: causes disassembly of microtubules o Polyploid: twice the haploid number of chromosomes o Overexpression: artificial expression of a gene in increased quantity • Phallotoxin (phalloidin): an actin filament stabilizer, the poison in some mushroom genera, kills by stabilizing actin filaments (inhibiting disassembly), death is liver failure...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.
- Spring '11