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leaky

[′lēk·ē]
(electricity)
Pertaining to a condition in which the leakage resistance has dropped so much below its normal value that excessive leakage current flows; usually applied to a capacitor.
(genetics)
Pertaining to a genetic block that is incomplete.
(cell and molecular biology)
Pertaining to a protein coded for by a mutant gene that shows subnormal activity.
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This amount of tip deflection in unfused setules would create a small gap between setae about the size of that between adjacent setules and so may increase leakiness slightly during the power stroke.
Fluorescence intensity for FITC in the plasma was measured to determine the rate of gut leakiness of FITC-dextran [9].
Does Vinyl Siding's Leakiness Prevent Damage Behind It?
Despite advances in the scientific understanding and medical treatment of HIV, appeals to notions of contagious leakiness and the viral impingement were the weapons of the state prosecutor.
However, there are limitations to these methods: transgene leakiness when expression is turned off and secondary effects from the inducers [6,7].
In terms of gut-related inflammation, studies in cell cultures, mice, and humans suggest that a disrupted circadian rhythm exacerbates alcohol-related gut leakiness. For example, one study (Summa et al.
But, too much zonulin (as a response to gluten in those with celiac disease, for example) creates bowel leakiness and starts an inflammatory cascade that eventually damages the intestinal wall.
This strain has also been shown to counteract gut leakiness [11] which in turn could attenuate the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis response to stress [1].
Yasunaga et al., "Inhibition of angiogenesis and vascular leakiness by angiopoietin-related protein 4," Cancer Research, vol.
However, the BBB is disrupted in several pathologies including high-grade gliomas leading to increased leakiness (i.e., hyperpermeability) [9, 10].
Darmon, "Spreading of psoriatic plaques: alteration of epidermal differentiation precedes capillary leakiness and anomalies in vascular morphology," The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.
And intracerebroventricular VEGFB recombinant protein injection prolonged survival of SOD1 mice, without causing blood vessel growth or blood-brain barrier leakiness. VEGF-B was not detectable in quiescent glial cells in presymptomatic SOD1 mice, but its expression was progressively upregulated in activated glial cells in symptomatic SOD1 mice, indicating a possible stress-induced paracrine effect.