cell recognition

cell recognition

[′sel ‚rek·əg‚nish·ən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The mutual recognition of cells, as expressed by specific cellular adhesion, due to a specific complementary interaction between molecules on adjacent cell surfaces.
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7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glycomics is the study of carbohydrates and carbohydrate-containing biomolecules in biological processes such as cell recognition, immune response, cell-to-cell interaction, infection and inflammation.
The study (1) reported that new cell recognition software had a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 88% for immature myeloid cells.
The objectives of the project are to:PO1 Clinically validate the biomarkers including the addition of Immuno Fluorescence PO2 Complete development of and validate a single use cell collection device,PO3 Validate the cell recognition software for regulatory acceptancePO4 Validate the software of an automated slide analysis system.
The newly identified mode of cancer cell recognition by the immune system opens up new possibilities for leukaemia immunotherapy[1].
However, the ability of cancer cells to evade T cell recognition and destruction is an emerging hallmark of disease progression.
EpCAM, the protein chosen by the Heidelberg immunologists as the tumour cell recognition structure, is a characteristic membrane protein of epithelial cells.
This study showed that ELISPOT responses might demonstrate T cell recognition of HIV-specific antigen, but are not useful biomarkers to predict the efficacy of a candidate HIV therapeutic vaccine.
With the discovery of these sequences, QI believes that dendritic cell recognition of the foreign cancer protein can be more efficient and specific, and will therefore result in a more effective immunotherapy treatment against malignancy.
These include the down-regulation of class I molecule on the surface of host cells to escape cytotoxic T cell recognition by utilizing the unique short region protein (US), US2, US3, US6, and US11.
Of the methods currently used to recognize and isolate types of individual cells for biochemical or functional studies, the most widely used are fluorescence-activated cell recognition techniques such as fluorescence imaging (4), flow cytometry (5-7), and magnetically activated cell sorting [e.
NCAM is perhaps the most widely studied of the cell surface glycoproteins involved in the process of cell recognition (Sanes, 1989; Schachner and Martini, 1995).
In other words, something that may suppress or enable cell recognition might be ever so slightly different in people who eventually develop MS.