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labile

[′lā‚bīl]
(psychology)
Unstable in mood.
(science and technology)
Also known as metastable.
Readily changed, as by heat, oxidation, or other processes.
Moving from place to place.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Values of this ratio greater than one indicate a predominance of C in more labile forms, while smaller values demonstrate that more recalcitrant forms of C are in greater proportion in the soil.
Labile carbon is a slightly decomposable pool of soil organic matter formed by plant and animal residues that enter the soil, and detritus is an intermediate decomposition product not associated with the mineral part of the soil.
Breast cancer cells have been shown to exhibit increased levels of hepcidin, ferritin, and labile iron along with decreased FPN expression [24].
It was found that the very labile pool of soil organic carbon decreased with time with increase in the age of reclamation, whereas the resistant pool increased with increasing age of reclamation.
Among emotionally labile women hysteroid type of personality prevailed (OR 17.5; 95%CI 3.22-95.2; P<0.0001).
Most of the Hb [A.sub.1c] methods available on the market either are insensitive to labile Hb [A.sub.1c] (e.g., immunologic assays, affinity assays) or separate or even eliminate it during analysis (e.g., by HPLC or low-pressure liquid chromatography) (4).
A drug-free approach to reconsolidation blockade that uses psychotherapy during the labile window to "rewrite" fearful memories also has been reported by researchers at the center for neural science at New York University (Nature 2010;463:49-53).
No interference was noted in the presence of labile HbA 1c or carbamylated hemoglobin.
P represents one or more polymer chains wherein a is 1 to 3; a+b=1 to 3; each X is a hydrolytically stable group; each Y is a labile group aud X or Y, when multiple, may be independently chosen.
Washington State University (Pullman, WA) has patented novel protein interaction reporter (PIR) compounds (e.g., formulas I and II), comprising at least two protein reactive moieties (e.g., N-hydroxysuccinamide), each linked to a reporter moiety (e.g., mass reporter) by a covalent labile bond that is differentially cleavable with respect to peptide bonds (e.g., by a method such as collisional activation in a mass spectrometer, activation by electron capture dissociation, photoactivation, etc.), wherein the reporter moiety is operatively releasable from the PIR agent upon cleavage of the labile bonds, the released reporter moiety having a characteristic identifying property or label (e.g., m/z value).
The researchers point out that there is a temporary labile phase before fear memories are stored in the long-term memory, during which protein synthesis takes place that 'records' the memories.
Barnes, 44, got involved with the project after visiting the Ethiopian town of Labile.