Anlage: 1. In biology, whatever precedes something else. 2. In embryology, a precursor or forerunner or a more mature structure. For example, the stomach anlage. 3. In psychoanalysis, a predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic.
Borrowed directly from the German for a plan or arrangement, derived from the verb anlegen meaning “to lay on” in the sense of “to prepare or set up.” The plural is anlagen. Sometimes anlage is used interchangeably with primordium.
- Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine: A medical journal especially concerned with information in the field of internal medicine (adult medicine). Designed to be read largely by internists, the Annals states it is “is the leading journal for studies in internal medicine.” (Such claims aside, the Annals is without question one of the leading journals in medicine […]
- Annexin A1
Annexin A1: One of the annexins, a family of proteins that share the property of binding calcium and phospholipids. The gene for annexin A1 (ANXA1) is upregulated in hairy cell leukemia. ANXA1 protein expression is specific to hairy cell leukemia. Detection of ANXA1 (by immunocytochemical means) reportedly provides a simple, highly sensitive and specific assay […]
- Annexin V
Annexin V: A substance that normally forms a shield around certain phospholipid molecules in the blood, blocking their entry into coagulation (clotting) reactions. Annexin V is thought to be a cause of antiphospholipid syndrome.
Annexins: The annexins are a family of proteins first described in 1990. All of the annexin proteins share the property of binding calcium and phospholipids. The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is due to a deficiency of annexin V. Annexin V normally forms a shield around certain phospholipid molecules that blocks their entry into coagulation (clotting) reactions. […]
Annotate: In genetics, to identify the locations and the coding regions of genes in a genome and determine what those genes do. To annotate (irrespective of the context) is to add a note by way of explanation or commentary. Once a genome is sequenced, it needs to be annotated to make sense of it.