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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

motion.

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.
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Additionally, human osteoblastic cells exhibit reduced cell motility after ERK antisense treatment of these cells [32].
Indeed, S1P-mediated cell motility was regulated by the MAPK signal transduction pathway in different cell types.
The loss of epithelial features is often accompanied by increased cell motility and expression of mesenchymal genes.
The quantification assay of cell motility showed that cat heps in Gaugments the motility of MCF-7 cells, suggesting that cell aggregation is not passively caused by the loss of adhesion to the substrates, but is caused by increased cell motility.
Our results therefore reveal that the ISG15 pathway which is aberrantly elevated in tumors could disrupt cell architecture and contribute to breast cancer cell motility," Desai said.
But GA-T (e.g., at 16.3 fxM) inhibited cell motility more in HCT-116 p[53.sup.+/+] cell line (about65.7[+ or -]7.5%, ##p < 0.01)thanthatinHCT-116 p[53.sup.-/-] cell line (77.4[+ or -]6.7%, +p < 0.05).
Supramolecular assemblies of the Ascaris suum major sperm protein associated with amoeboid cell motility. J.
Given the effects of ART on in vitro cell motility and invasion, we examined the inhibitory effect of ART on HepG2 cell metastasis in nude BALB/c mice, using an in vivo orthotopic implantation assay.
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that members of an enzyme family found in humans and throughout the plant and animal kingdoms play a crucial role in regulating cell motility.
In these experiments, cell motility was not affected, and the microtubules were fine.
Biological events in normal cells such as embryonic development, tissue growth and repair, and immune responses, as well as cancer cell motility and invasiveness are dependent upon cytoskeletal reorganization," the electrical engineer added.