Definition of effector in English:


Line breaks: ef|fect¦or
Pronunciation: /ɪˈfɛktə


  • 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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