quiescence


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quiescence

[kwē′es·əns]
(cell and molecular biology)
A period in which a cell is not increasing its mass or going through the cell cycle.
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The novel approach led to in a new computational model that can determine which proteins are responsible for the functional state of a given stem cell in its niche, meaning whether it will divide or remain in a state of quiescence.
Citation: Lisa Bast et al., Increasing Neural Stem Cell Division Asymmetry and Quiescence Are Predicted to Contribute to the Age-Related Decline in Neurogenesis.
These studies generally consider the regional and temporal variations of seismotectonic b-value, seismic quiescence Z-value, and some other statistical parameters for the analysis of earthquake behaviors, and their possible usage as precursors.
Observing the fracture area plot, it is possible to note in particular that quiescence region was longer that in other sample sections.
Dormancy or stress-induced quiescence is a hallmark of bacterial persistence against a variety of antimicrobial drugs (16), and periodic exposure to high doses of bactericidal drugs selects increased levels of persister bacteria (17,18).
There are still occasional stories about high-profile Saudi-led and US-backed bombings or military campaigns in border areas, but the bulk of the news is about quiescence in remote spots and political maneuvering by the autocratic Arab regimes.
But this quiescence cannot be taken for granted and the country needs to know who will be the president and who will be its chief executive as soon as possible.
However, the committee opinion on gynecologic concerns is not forceful enough in its statement on the use of gonadotropin-releasing agonists to induce ovarian quiescence in an effort to preserve ovarian function and fertility after cytotoxic treatment in those who have reached sexual development, she said, explaining that the opinion states that results have been mixed, that a meta-analysis showed only a slight increase in ovarian function, and that evidence is currently not strong enough to recommend their use for this purpose.
Part meditative memoir, part poetic quiescence, part photographic testimony, Recovering Place: Reflections on Stone Hill is a coffee-table book filled with thoughts and pictures from the Berkshire Mountains, home to author, photographer, and sculptor Mark C.
The earlier onset of sleeping through the night in the absence of breastfeeding could thus be interpreted as the facultative quiescence of an ineffective function.
The quiescence of seismic activity has been defined as the notable decrease in the seismic activity against the average background.
(15) Based on these parameters, the reproductive stage was classified as 1 of 4 stages: quiescence, progression, culmination (identified by the presence of specific germ cells (10)), and regression (identified by the presence of spermatophages and/or cellular detritus peeling from the epithelium into the lumen, with only basal spermatogonia).