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Relating to, or characterized by, parabiosis.
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Relating to, or characterized by, parabiosis.
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(păr″ă-bī-ō′sĭs) [″ + biosis, living]
1. The joining together of two individuals. It may occur congenitally as with conjoined twins or may be produced surgically for experimentation in animals.
parabiotic (-ŏt′ĭk), adjective
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Wagers first began using the parabiotic system in mice 14 years ago as a post doctoral fellow at Stanford University, when she and colleagues Thomas Rando, of Stanford, Irina Conboy, of UC Berkley, and Irving Weissman, of Stanford, observed that the blood of young mice circulating in old mice seemed to have some rejuvenating effects on muscle repair after injury.
From this point on colonies were monitored, and were referred to as either individuals (genotypes that were never parabiosed to another individual) or chimeras (i.e, in the first two weeks an individual was united in a parabiotic union with one [bichimera] or two [trichimera] other half-siblings).
Young mice (between two and three months old) and older mice (between 19 and 26 months old) were put together in what is known at a parabiotic pairing.
The effects of lesions in the hypothalamus in parabiotic rats.