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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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According to the Herald, "Franqui" (Francisco) Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, both nephews of the "First Fighter" and legislative candidate, Cilia Flores, had been co-operative with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials after their arrest in Haiti earlier in November.
These genes may be valuable markers for the accurate diagnosis of PCD and other causes for defective motile cilia via genetic testing.
5x as long as wide, with very sparse and inconspicuous microtrichia; marginal cilia 0.
5x as long as wide, weakly infuscated, with dense and moderately robust microtrichia; marginal cilia 0.
The researchers believe that the specific collection of proteins in each cilium, customized to the needs of each cell type, is determined by whether and how cilia keep proteins inside once they enter-not which ones they allow in initially.
We are able to map topological features of the virus that no one has ever seen before," Cilia says.
In some lung diseases, however, such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the brush becomes compressed and actually impairs the normal beating of cilia and healthy flow of mucus.
Sensory roles of neuronal cilia: cilia development, morphogenesis, and function in C.
The brush-like layer consists of protective molecules that keep sticky mucus from reaching the cilia and epithelial cells, thus ensuring the normal flow of mucus.
The approach uses gene therapy to regrow cilia, cell structures that are essential for olfactory function.
The defect in question affects a protein called IFT88 and results in a lack of cilia -- tiny cellular organs that look like hairs -- throughout the mouse's body.
7,780,643 B2; Cilia Persson, assignor to SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.