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biomarker Syllabification: bi·o·mark·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbīōˌmärkər/

Definition of biomarker in English:


A measurable substance in an organism whose presence is indicative of some phenomenon such as disease, infection, or environmental exposure: a biomarker that may predict aggressive disease recurrence in liver transplant recipients
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  • Several biomarker studies have examined the impact of vitamin E supplementation on biomarkers of DNA damage.
  • Diet is an important variable in determining DNA damage biomarkers, specifically micronuclei.
  • In our laboratory we have adapted a similar strategy to that reported by Liu et al. to perform on-line sample dialysis and clean-up for several protein biomarkers.
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