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Minor

A person who has not reached the age of majority, which varies from 15 to 25 depending on jurisdiction and situation. A minor has fewer legal rights and responsibilities than a legal adult. For example, a minor may not enter contracts or vote, and often has personal restrictions on tobacco or alcohol consumption and sexual activity.

minor

A person who has not yet reached the age of majority required to enter into binding contracts.

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It is interesting that for each of the different modes of entry of C, H, N, O, P, and S, there is at least one cofactor present that enables their incorporation into components of the metabolome (unpubl.
The Phase II clinical trial is a single arm, multicenter study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of treatment with CoFactor plus 5-FU in advanced breast cancer patients who have failed anthracycline and taxane chemotherapies.
In addition to the clear effects of substrate and cofactor identity and concentration on rubber biosynthesis, there are developmental and environmental effects to factor in as well.
Cofactors are included in models [3] and [5] by adding the term
However, many of their cofactors were based upon QI matrices.
vitamins, minerals, cofactors, etc.) and monitor drug and additive compatibility, working with a homecare program to provide the solutions, supplies and equipment.
A limited mutagenesis study (manuscript in preparation for Nature Chemical Biology) in which evolutionarily-selected mutations located spatially close to the active site were swapped between SodA and SodM identified three residues that play a key role in determining cofactor specificity, but these mutations are insufficient to fully explain the enzymes' differing metal specificities.
Cofactor said the acquisition advances its expansion into RNA-based diagnostics and further solidifies its plans for the development and delivery of RNA-based tests for cancer and neurodegenerative disease.
Tetrahydrobiopterin is an essential cofactor in the biosynthesis of catecholamines, serotonin and melatonin.
Comment: ALA is a cofactor for mitochondrial respiratory enzymes, and improves mitochondrial function.
It also serves as an important cofactor in the synthesis of epinephrine.
Editor's Note: While statin drugs are of benefit to millions of people at risk for cardiovascular events, their effect on coenzyme Q10, an important mitochondrial cofactor, has not been well publicized in mainstream medical media.