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cell fu·sion

the merging of the contents of two cells by artificial means without the destruction of either, resulting in a heterokaryon that, for at least a few generations, will reproduce its kind; an important method in assignment of loci to chromosomes.

cell fu·sion

(sel fyū'zhŭn)
The merging of the contents of two cells by artificial means without the destruction of either, resulting in a heterokaryon that, for at least a few generations, will reproduce its kind; an important method in assignment of loci to chromosomes.

cell fusion

the fusion of two cells in TISSUE CULTURE.
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According to some previous studies, environmental and genetic factors are responsible for cell fusion [36]; one of the examples is maize, in which mutation in pam genes induces the syncyte formation [19].
Spehner et al., "A matrix-less measles virus is infectious and elicits extensive cell fusion: consequences for propagation in the brain," The EMBO Journal, vol.
It has been stated that the initial increase of the cell number is due to the cell fusion process during the initial response of cell to the toxicant, which can occur in apoptosis process (Xing et al., 2005).
Separately, ACT announced that it has acquired the patents to a second generation cloning technology known as "cell fusion" and additional patents related to their gene trap technology.
These antibodies were obtained from a culture supernatant solution of hybridoma cells that was produced by a cell fusion procedure between myeloma cells and antibody-producing spleen cells.
The bill defines engineered seed as seed produced by methods "used to modify genetically organisms to influence their growth and development by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes." According to the bill, those methods include cell fusion, microencapsulation and macroencapsulation, and recombinant DNA technology.
and Abbott Laboratories have also announced the conversion of standard manufacturing processes to biotechnology, or the use of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, and new biological techniques.
Although the process of cell fusion has long been recognized, the structure of these membrane-spanning proteins include regions that were poorly understood, Sanders explains.
Indeed, the protein that these people make doesn't include the immunosuppressive domain or the part thought to mediate cell fusion in the syncytium.
Other biologists are using the versatile technique for everything from moving mitochondria and chromosomes around inside cells to studying cell fusion. Some researchers are even using it to stretch out DNA on microscope slides for study.

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