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target cell

[′tär·gət ‚sel]
(physiology)
A cell that has receptors for the product of a signaling cell.
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Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Cesca Therapeutics for a method ogf separating rare, therapeutically critical target cells from blood, bone marrow, leukapheresis product, and other cell sources, while maintaining the viability of the cells under asceptic conditions.
Essentially, they mirror how the stem cells respond to an inflammatory environment like that seen during complex neural injuries and diseases, and they pass this ability on to the target cells," Pluchin said.
Release of cAMP from MPs into target cells was assumed to occur instantaneously.
To answer the question, I also need to clarify whether target cells are normocytic, microcytic, or macrocytic.
If scientists could introduce pure DNA into target cells and tissues without encasing it in a virus, a polymer, or other material, they would eliminate concerns about the toxicity of those substances.
The liposome fuses with the target cell membrane and delivers the DNA which contains the transgene.
The results from several dose-time assays, conducted in experiments shown in Figure 1A, were used to derive dose-response times that correspond to target cell [LD.
Alameda, CA) has patented a methods for introducing nucleic acids into a target cell using a transition metal enhancer.
However, if the changing cells are not adjacent, designate the location by pointing to a target cell and holding down the control key and clicking on each changing cell individually.