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cilia

[′sil·ē·ə]
(anatomy)
Eyelashes.
(cell and molecular biology)
Relatively short, centriole-based, hairlike processes on certain anatomical cells and motile organisms.
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The researchers tested three drugs known to modulate the growth of primary cilia on iPSC-derived RPE.
Lam targeted three fellow UPS drivers, Mr Cilia said.
Two other kinds of shorter projections from epithelial cells are widely distributed over the epidermis of a variety of ctenophores: non-motile cilia with a remarkable, onion-like root structure, and thick pegs containing a large bundle of actin filaments (5, 6, 9-15).
The researchers then filmed the cilia live in action, thus determining the direction of the beating as well as the resulting flows.
It wasn't clear whether the cilia defects were the primary cause of the birds' flightlessness.
So Maduro is merely a "figurehead president", while the real ruler is his wife Cilia (see her profile below).
There have been cases reported previously with variety of clinical manifestations such as bronchitis, sinusitis, situsinversus, azoospermia, (2) immotile cilia syndrome with retinitis pigmentosa, (3) immotile cilia syndrome with azoospermia.
The researchers showed that during this process of adipogenesis, the length of primary cilia increases associated with movement of specific proteins onto the cilia.
Nose hairs and cilia are, therefore, key defense mechanisms against harmful pathogens and solid particulate matter present in the air.
sup][10] Afzelius was first to recognize that the relationship of Kartagener triad with male infertility was due to immotility in both spermatozoa and respiratory cilia.
Inspired by the classic counting rhyme, "Over in the Meadow," Dwayne LaFitte and Therese Cilia have created Over by the Harbour, a modern adaptation set in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells.