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effector

Syllabification: ef·fec·tor
Pronunciation: /iˈfektər
 
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Definition of effector in English:

noun

Biology
An organ or cell that acts in response to a stimulus: [as modifier]: effector cells
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  • There is, however, growing evidence that specific proteases may also act as mediators of signal transduction or effectors of programmed cell death during plant senescence.
  • The eosinophil is believed to be the principal effector cell for the pathogenesis of allergic inflammation.
  • The short prodomains caspases induced cell apoptosis, which played an effector as a target protein of cytosol or nucleus.

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