• (adj): Corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species.
    Example: "A homologous tissue graft"
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Some articles on homologous:

MRN Complex
... of double-strand DNA breaks prior to repair by homologous recombination or non-homologous end joining ... to tether broken ends prior to repair by non-homologous end joining or to initiate resection prior to repair by homologous recombination ...
Homologous Chromosome
... Homologous chromosomes (also called homologs or homologues) are chromosome pairs of approximately the same length, centromere position, and staining pattern ... One homologous chromosome is inherited from the organism's mother the other from the organism's father ...
D-loop - In DNA Repair
... a break in both strands, one repair mechanism available in diploid eukaryotic cells is homologous recombination repair ... This makes use of the intact chromosome homologous to the broken one as a template to bring the two double-stranded pieces into correct alignment for rejoining ... In humans, the protein RAD51 is central to the homologous search and formation of the D-loop ...
Low Copy Repeats
... repeats (LCRs), also known as segmental duplications (SDs) for some researchers, are highly homologous sequence elements within the eukaryotic genome ... Misalignment of LCRs during non-allelic homologous recombination (NAHR) is an important mechanism underlying the chromosomal microdeletion disorders as well as their reciprocal duplication partners ... NAHR and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) within this region are responsible for a wide range of disorders, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome type 1A, hereditary neuropathy with ...
Homologous Desensitization
... Homologous desensitization occurs when a receptor decreases its response to a signalling molecule when that agonist is in high concentration ... Homologous desensitization should not be confused with heterologous desensitisation, which is a different process whereby repeated stimulation of a receptor by one agonist results in ...

More definitions of "homologous":

  • (adj): Having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions.
    Example: "The wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"