primed cell

primed cell

a cell stimulated by an ANTIGEN that can produce more cells which respond to the antigen, mediate reactions of cell-mediated immunity, or synthesize immunoglobulin.
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So the pluripotent stem cell population is not pure, due to the appearance of primed cells with lower levels of Myc.
When the research team blocked cell competition, differentiated cells accumulated in the pluripotent stem cell population, which had become less pure when primed cells could not be eliminated through cell competition.
Four hours later, primed cells were treated with rottlerin (3, 10, and 30 [micro]M) or vehicle for 12 h.
These primed cells are then re-administered to the patient to stimulate a specific immune response to the cancer antigen(s) contained in the vaccine.
These results demonstrate the enhanced sensitivity of primed cells to both indoor and outdoor fine particles, which has been shown previously for CAP samples (23,29).