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modulate to a (different) key

to change from one musical key to another by means of a musical transition. Suddenly, the organist modulated to a key that was too high for most of the singers. I will have to modulate to a lower key before I start the next hymn.
See also: key, modulate

modulate

n. to relax; to chill. Cool it man. Modulate. Relax.
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is a biopharmaceutical company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel orally-administered small molecule drugs that modulate ion channel targets.
Voltage-dependent calcium channels are composed of four principal subunits: the transmembrane, pore-forming [Alpha]1 subunits and three accessory subunits that modulate channel function--the glycosylated [Alpha]2[Delta] subunits, the integral membrane subunits, and the cytoplasmic [Beta] subunits.
Brian Fiske, PhD, associate director of research programs for MJFF, said: "The Foundation and the review committee were enthusiastic about Proneuron's approach to modulate immune responses as a possible neuroprotective therapy for Parkinson's disease.
We are very pleased to report that using Icagen's expertise in drug discovery, we have made substantial progress in discovering novel chemical entities that modulate this important target.
Sirtris will discuss the Company's strategy for discovering and developing first-in-class therapeutics that modulate sirtuins, a recently discovered family of enzymes that promote healthy cellular function.
Sirtris will discuss the Company's strategy for discovering and developing first in class therapeutics that modulate sirtuins, a recently discovered family of enzymes that promote healthy cellular function.
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