Talk:Effector (biology)

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Consideration of Protein suggests that there is some confusion between the use of the term "ligand" and that of "effector" which needs resolution in that article (see the section devoted to protein regulation). Courtland 03:48, August 2, 2005 (UTC)

Effector as bodily organs[edit]

From Merriam-Webster: a bodily organ (as a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to stimulation.

I'm a bit confused. Could there be another definition for effector in biology? --Enigma 06:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Another use of the term is a protein that induces (more specifically, enhances) transformation in established cell lines.