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primary cell

[′prī‚mer·ē ′sel]
(electricity)
A cell that delivers electric current as a result of an electrochemical reaction that is not efficiently reversible, so that the cell cannot be recharged efficiently.

primary cell

A cell that generates electric current by electrochemical means; the discharge of electric current causes one of the electrodes in the cell to be consumed; usually a cell cannot be recharged from an external source of electric power, although some can be recharged to a limited extent.
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Jung and Deetz (1993) proposed that FA is esterified to the polysaccharide components in the developing primary cell wall only, not the secondary cell wall, and provides ether bond sites for initial monolignol attachment in the primary cell wall.
The tools will include novel iPS-cells, iPS-cell derived primary cells, novel assays, custom cell line development and ADME/Toxicology services.
The 16-contact primary cell device has CE Mark for the treatment of chronic pain, and is the smallest high-capacity primary cell device currently available.
The virus source used in these experiments is the same as that previously analyzed (3), and led to the tentative conclusion that a coronavirus was present in the primary cell cultures from patients with the endemic nephropathy.
Additionally, the cell culture should be immortal, but not tumorigenic, to avoid the complexities of human tissue acquisition that are inherent in the isolation and propagation of primary cell cultures.
In 1994, Baum and his colleagues showed in test-tube experiments that certain viruses can ferry functioning genes into the two primary cell types of the salivary glands, the acinar and ductal cells.
The Quincy site will also serve as a secondary inventory location to rapidly supply regional demand of cryopreserved isolated primary cell products such as stem/progenitor cells, PBMCs (peripheral blood mononuclear cells), T-cells, monocytes, B-cells, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, NK cells, and many other cell types derived from healthy and diseased hematologic tissue.
"We have spent more than 8 years developing these protocols for each PrimaCell[TM] system and now more than 300 types of kits are available," says Alfred Chi, PhD, the company's CEO, “We expect that PrimaCell[TM] will significantly impact both the primary cell research community and drug discovery industries."
5 November 2014 - US diagnostics and lab products maker Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) announced Tuesday the launch of Lipofectamine MessengerMAX, a new high-efficiency transfection reagent for mRNA delivery in neurons and primary cell types.
Although the P2X7 receptor subtype is found largely in cells of immune origin, it has also been identified in cell lines and primary cell cultures of nonimmune origin (18, 28, 29).
Cell lines include immortalized cell lines, primary cell lines and stem cell lines.