primitive cell


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primitive cell

[′prim·əd·iv ′sel]
(crystallography)
A parallelepiped whose edges are defined by the primitive translations of a crystal lattice; it is a unit cell of minimum volume.
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Actual spaceflight and simulated weightlessness data from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are limited compared to data from experiments involving other cell types (such as osteoblasts or T cells), as recognition of these primitive cell types in the bone marrow is a recent development (16), (75).
The results above are described in terms of a lattice defined by a cubic primitive cell (a = 8.
We know that many childhood cancers are of primitive cell origin.
However, if asymmetric arrangements of particles are allowed, it is possible that a primitive cell would contain more than one rubber particle and the ensemble would be asymmetric in this case.
It has been suggested that a primitive cell in the olfactory membrane is a precursor of SNTCS; this hypothesis is based on the resemblance of SNTCS to olfactory neuroblastoma and the frequent presence of neuroectodermal tissue?
This multitasking would have allowed a primitive cell with a small repertoire of proteins to get things done.
We're taking a specialized adult cell and genetically reprogramming it, so it behaves like a more primitive cell.
The antibody exhibits high specificity for SSEA-5, a primitive glycan found in extreme abundance on all pluripotent stem cell types and a limited number of other primitive cell types.
To overcome this issue, Chan's team explored dedifferentiation, a process that reverts specialized, differentiated cells back to a more primitive cell.
The individual tumor cells possessed several primitive cell junctions.
Once inside, the plasmids triggered the cells to revert to a more primitive cell state.
To overcome this issue, Chan's team explored de-differentiation, a process that reverts specialized, differentiated cells back to a more primitive cell.