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proliferation

 [pro-lif″ĕ-ra´shun]
the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially of cells. See also hyperplasia and hypertrophy. adj., adj prolif´erative, prolif´erous.

pro·lif·er·a·tion

(prō-lif'ĕr-ā'shŭn),
Growth and reproduction of similar cells.

proliferation

/pro·lif·er·a·tion/ (pro-lif″er-a´shun) the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially of cells.prolif´erativeprolif´erous

proliferation

[-lif′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, proles, offspring, ferre, to bear
the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms. The term is usually applied to increases of cells or cysts. proliferate, v., proliferative, prolific, adj.

proliferation

Multiplication of cells or organisms. See Autonomous proliferation, Cell proliferation, Systemic immunoblastic proliferation.

pro·lif·er·a·tion

(prŏ-lif'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Growth and reproduction of similar cells.

proliferation

Multiplication. The process of increasing in number by reproduction.

pro·lif·er·a·tion

(prŏ-lif'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Growth and reproduction of similar cells.

proliferation (prōlif´ərā´shən),

n growth by reproduction of similar cells.
proliferation, epithelial,
n a characteristic finding in inflammatory lesions affecting the gingival tissues; consists of hyperplasia of the pocket epithelium, with extension and elongation of epithelial rete pegs into the submucosa. Accompanying the hyperplastic changes in the crevicular epithelium, it is noticed that the epithelial attachment proliferates onto and alongside the cementum. Also, the multiplication of epithelial cells resulting either in increased thickness or new epithelial covering of a wound or an ulcer. See also pocket, periodontal.

proliferation

the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially of cells.
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Studies have shown that ROS play an important role in T lymphocyte proliferation.
2,17,18,27) SDG did not have any effects on T cell proliferation in the current study.
These authors concluded that dietary unsaturated fatty acid is known to have inhibitory effects on lymphocyte proliferation, and the decreased lymphocyte proliferation could be due to the high alpha linolenic acids concentration in the flaxseed (21) Moreover, defatted flaxseed or low flaxseed diet had no effects on lymphocyte proliferation in the same study by Babu et al.
Although dietary flaxseed did not affect lymphocyte proliferation, dietary flaxseed (10% of diet, w/w) significantly inhibited superoxide generation by rat peritoneal exudates cells (22) which indicates antioxidant activity of flaxseed.
No effects of SDG on T cell proliferation followed by mitogen stimulation in the current study might be explained in the following way: since SDG treatment of the cells occurred before mitogen stimulation, T cells could not be activated by ROS.

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