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cell proliferation

an increase in the number of cells, due to cell growth and division. see GROWTH FACTOR, CYTOKINE.
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The need for preshaping cell growth control stems from the affinity of nucleated cells to agglomerate and coalesce during shaping operations.
She said that they wanted to see the effect of the bitter melon extract treatment on different types of cancer using different model systems, asserting that in this study, the bitter melon extract treatment suppressed the head and neck cancer cell growth in the mouse model, reducing the growth of the tumor.
The ERbeta-selective agonist 2,3-bis(4-hydroxy-phenyl)propionitrile (DPN) inhibited cell growth and induced apoptosis.
If researchers could come up with a way to turn off p27 in the ear, they might induce hair cell growth in people who have lost these cells, says Groves.
At low doses, genistein acted as a weak estrogen and stimulated cell growth; at high doses, the compound inhibited proliferation and altered cell cycle dynamics.
Aphton's anti-gastrin targeted therapy induces antibodies in patients that bind to both gastrin 17 and gly-gastrin and remove them from circulation before they can bind to the cancer cell and initiate cell growth. (Aphton believes this is the optimum method for achieving "growth factor inhibition.") Gastrin 17 and gly-gastrin are believed to be central growth factors, or the initiating signals, for cell growth, cell proliferation and metastasis (spread) in gastric, i.e.
The ingredient is a winter-wheat protein (molecule that controls cell growth, among other functions).
18 ( ANI ): Scientists have devised a sophisticated procedure to track cell growth in yeast at very low nutrient concentrations.
Arachidonic acid (5,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid), a member of the omega-6 poly-unsaturated fatty acids, was found to be an effective stimulator of human prostate cancer cell growth in vitro at micromolar concentrations.
Rothman's team speculates in the April 18 Current Biology that the protein encoded by the gene keeps cell growth and division in check in young, unfed worms.
Gene expression profiling shows that cells generally respond to toxicant stress by repressing genes that guide cell growth and inducing those that govern DNA repair and other protective functions.
The cytokine IL-15 contributes to cell growth and proliferation and helps prevent programed cell death (apoptosis).