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The complete and absolute ownership of land. Also the real estate so owned. The inherent sovereign power claimed by the legislature of a state, of controlling private property for public uses, is termed the right of eminent domain.

National domain is sometimes applied to the aggregate of the property owned directly by a nation. Public domain embraces all lands, the title to which is in the United States, including land occupied for the purposes of federal buildings, arsenals, dock-yards, and so on, and land of an agricultural or mineral character not yet granted to private owners.

Sphere of influence. Range of control or rule; realm.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DOMAIN. It signifies sometimes, dominion, territory governed - sometimes, possession, estate - and sometimes, land about the mansion house of a lord. By domain is also understood the right to dispose at our pleasure of what belongs to us.
     2. A distinction, has been made between property and domain. The former is said to be that quality which is conceived to be in the thing itself, considered as belonging to such or such person, exclusively of all others. By the latter is understood that right which the owner has of disposing of the thing. Hence domain and property are said to be correlative terms; the one is the active right to dispose, the other a passive quality which follows the thing, and places it at the disposition of the owner. 3 Toull. n. 8 3. But this distinction is too subtle for practical use. Puff. Droit de la Nature et des Gens, loi 4, c. 4, Sec. 2. Vide 1 B1. Com. 105, 106; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 456; Clef des Lois Rom. h.t.; Domat, h.t.; 1 Hill. Ab. 24; 2 Hill. Ab. 237; and Demesne as Of fee; Property; Things.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(28) PIG-Y is a 71-amino-acid ER-membrane protein with two transmembrane domains. Murakami found that human Burkitt lymphoma Daudi cell was defective in the first step and was a PIGY null mutant.
demonstrated that CyPA regulated the cell surface expression of CD147 via the transmembrane domain of CD147 [78], thereby facilitating the pancreatic cancer cell proliferation.
GRA8 contains an amino terminal signal peptide, three degenerate proline-rich repeats in the central region and a transmembrane domain near the carboxyl terminus (21).
Cloning and expression of the ret proto-oncogene encoding a tyrosine kinase with two potential transmembrane domains. Oncogene 1988;3:571-8.
(B) TMHMM analysis ( and forecast of the transmembrane domain of the Liaoning cashmere goat KAP11.1 protein.
The ECDs and/or transmembrane domains (TMDs) are involved in the formation of the ligand-binding pocket.
Moreover, corin contains a transmembrane domain, is located within the cell membrane, and has been suggested to cleave the precursors on secretion (56).
Structurally, the full-length GHR consists of an extracellular domain (ECD), a single-pass transmembrane domain, and an ICD.
It consists of three exons and encodes a hepta-helical transmembrane domain G protein-coupled receptor that is expressed in the pituitary.
The EGFR is composed of an extracellular domain (ECD) harbouring the ligand binding site, a single transmembrane domain (amino acids 622-644), and a cytoplasmic domain.
Adjacent to EC5 is the transmembrane domain, followed by the C-terminal cytoplasmic domain that contains binding sites for cytoplasmic scaffold molecules of the catenin family.
In the F protein, the predicted cleavage site, F1 amino-terminal domain, transmembrane domain, and predicted N-glycosylation sites are identical in NV-B and NV-M (2).

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