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Proliferation

 

excessive growth of tissue in an organism as a result of the repeated production of cells. Such cell production is quite different from any other means of increasing the volume of tissue, such as edema.

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During human development, cardiac myocytes are made by progenitor stem cells and proliferate to form the heart.
By far the most popular theory is that linoleic acid increases the production of eicosanoids like prostaglandins, which may encourage cancer cells to proliferate.
"Existing drugs, such as G-CSF and prostaglandins, could be used to induce hematopoetic stem cells to proliferate prior to the use of therapy with DNA damaging agents.
Unlike the human proximal tubule cells, the UROtsa cells needed no matrix other than the plastic growth surface on which to attach and proliferate. The light-level morphology of the UROtsa cells grown on serum-free media was altered from that noted to occur on serum-containing growth media.
As the number of dot.coms proliferate, in New York's Silicon Alley and elsewhere, they are looking to Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA) for help in creating office space that combines versatility with verve.
On the other hand, normal proliferating cells overcame the imposed G2/M cell-cycle arrest within 12 hours, survived and continued to proliferate.
Chronic myeloid leukemia is dependent on this enzyme, which induces white blood cells to proliferate out of control.
And, above all, Ghirri--thinking of himself as a photographer more than an artist--had no qualms about letting his images proliferate. This attitude was engendered not only by the nature of the medium as it was generally understood at the time, but especially by the insatiable appetite of his gaze and even more by its idiosyncrasy.
"As naturally occurring retirement communities, known as NORCS, proliferate throughout urban areas nationwide, such topics as providing social services and implementing physical adaptations in properties need to be comprehensively addressed."
"As online communities proliferate, simplicity, convenience and security rise to the top as key concerns for consumers and businesses across the Internet," says Stratton Sclavos, CEO of VeriSign.
The cells migrated throughout the brain, produced nerve cells and other kinds of brain cells, and continued to proliferate for up to a month.
Such activation of IGF-1R boosts healthy growth of normal cells but may also make malignant ones proliferate unchecked.