Medical Definition of W factor

1. A prosthetic group for carboxylase enzymes. Important in fatty acid biosynthesis and catabolism and has found widespread use as a covalent label for macromolecules which may then be detected by high affinity binding of labelled avidin or streptavidin. Essential growth factor for many cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



Lexicographical Neighbors of W Factor

WWE
WWF
WWI
WWII
WWIII
WWJD
WWTP
WWU
WWW
WWWWW
WY
WYCIWYG
WYMM
WYSIWYG
WYSIWYGs
W factor (current term)
W locus
W procedure
W rays
WaPo
Waal
Wabash
Wabash River
Wac
Wachowich
Wachsstock
Wachstein-Meissel stain
Waco

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