landscaping activity

landscaping activity

A term of art referring to the downregulation of SPARC, an anti-adhesive invasion promoting matricellular protein by SMAD4, a cell-signalling tumour suppressor protein, whose activity has been fancifully likened to topiary trimming and fine-tuning affected flora.
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Approximately 98% of this material is being treated if needed and then reused as fill for embankments and landscaping activity across the Mersey Gateway site.
Murphy looked out the window of his small office last week toward 470 Pleasant St., which has been swarming with construction and landscaping activity as Planned Parenthood works to open a newer, larger facility.
recorded, also including monthly landscaping activity; EMCOR even takes responsibility for district cooling."
In the 1960s, for instance, the highway-beautification program introduced by Lady Bird Johnson gave rise to a noticeable increase in landscaping activity. That was followed by baby boomers becoming old enough for first-time home buying and the subsequent development and urban sprawl of the 1970s and 1980s.