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cellular housekeeping agent

Spanish translation: mecanismo de selección celular

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English term or phrase:cellular housekeeping agent
Spanish translation:mecanismo de selección celular
Entered by: Yalessa
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21:20 Aug 31, 2011
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Medical - Medical (general) / Lou Gehrig's Disease
English term or phrase: cellular housekeeping agent
Hi,

I was reading a NY Times article about Lou Gehrig's Disease and I found this term "cellular housekeeping agent" I would like to know what would be a good transaltion into Spanish.

The complete sentence is: A cellular housekeeping agent that normally helps cells to clear away proteins that are damaged or misfolded.

I understand what it means, but I am not sure if you can use : Un agente limpiador de las celulas que las ayuda a eliminar las proteinas dañadas o mal plegadas.

Thanks in advance!!
Yalessa
Local time: 09:26
mecanismo de selección celular
Explanation:
although not a medical term, as such , it may be inferred that said mechanism exists to select "the fittest". In fact, in medical terminology, this mechanism is called "homeostasis" and you might look it up and see how you can adapt it. It needs a bit of knowledge to understand the term, but I am sure you will catch it. Good luck!
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Otto Albers
Local time: 09:56
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Thank you so very much!
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5mecanismo de selección celular
Otto Albers
4agente de depuración celularplanas2647


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mecanismo de selección celular


Explanation:
although not a medical term, as such , it may be inferred that said mechanism exists to select "the fittest". In fact, in medical terminology, this mechanism is called "homeostasis" and you might look it up and see how you can adapt it. It needs a bit of knowledge to understand the term, but I am sure you will catch it. Good luck!

Otto Albers
Local time: 09:56
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Thank you so very much!

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neutral  M. C. Filgueira: No entiendo qué quisiste decir. En mi opinión, se están refiriendo probablemente a algo mucho más concreto: una proteína (el "agent") constitutiva que participa en el proceso de reciclaje de proteínas de las neuronas. Saludos cordiales.
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agente de depuración celular


Explanation:
Me da la impresión que el escrito se refiere a algún "agente "terapéutico" nuevo usado en la enfermedad de marras.
Las proteínas dañadas referidas alteran sin duda el funcionamiento celular y de allí la importancia de eliminarlas.

planas2647
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