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microenvironment

/mi·cro·en·vi·ron·ment/ (-en-vi´ron-ment) the environment at the microscopic or cellular level.

microenvironment

(mī′krō-ĕn-vī′rən-mənt, -vī′ərn-)
n.
1. A small, often distinctive environment: microenvironments of the forest floor.
2. The area directly surrounding an organism or part of an organism, especially when it differs from the larger environment: the tumor microenvironment.
3. The immediate conditions or circumstances: a company's microenvironment.

microenvironment

A term generally referring to the intracellular environment.

microenvironment

(mī″krō-ĕn-vī′rŏn-mĕnt)
The environment at the microscopic or cellular level.
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These cancerous microenvironments are in part a result of the well-studied, unique glycolytic metabolism associated with cancer cells.
8 in), which means that the smaller distances are inside the microenvironment surrounding the manikins.
The message is sinking in, says Suresh Mohla, who heads the Tumor Microenvironment Network at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
The temperature of the microenvironment at the overwintering sites is a critical component for the completion of the migration cycle," said Steven M.
Targeting the cellular component of the tumor microenvironment has emerged as a promising approach and constitutes the basis for antiangiogenic and antiinflammatory therapies applied to different types of human cancer (3, 10).
The measurements show that apart from the type of air distribution system, it is also important to work with the transport processes in people's microenvironment if they are standing close to each other.
The 3D architecture of internal microenvironment of the bone marrow along with the rich milieu of ECM proteins plays an integral part in signaling control of BM-HSCs migration, proliferation and differentiation.
Microfluidic systems have been widely used to model these cell processes in the lab; however, until now the materials most commonly used have not fully replicated the cellular microenvironment.
The gathering, which was organized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) under the title "From the Laboratory to the Clinic", provided an overview of the most cutting-edge cancer research in various fields, including the tumor microenvironment, microRNAs, signal transduction, and novel therapeutic development.
Professor Iqbal Ahmad and coauthors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, claim this is the first proof in principle that somatic, or body cells, can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) simply through the influence of the microenvironment in which the sampled cells are cultured.
Consequently, indirect measurements via a combination of microenvironment concentrations and personal activity diaries represent a potentially useful alternative.
Patients with a tumor microenvironment signature called stromal 1 tended to respond to treatment, but those with stromal 2 had an inferior prognosis.