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blast cell

1. A precursor of a human blood cell.
2. An immature, undifferentiated cell.

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blast′ cell`

any undifferentiated or immature cell.
[1950–55; < Greek blastós; see blasto-]
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Significant reductions in peripheral blood blast cells of up to 98% and fast onset of blast cell reduction were observed in a number of patients.
First the haematopoietic cell becomes a blast cell which further matures and develops to become the specialised one.
The average bone marrow blast cell percentages were 77.7%, 88.6%, and 72.3% in the immature T-ALL, maturing T-ALL, and mature T-ALL groups, respectively, and was not statistically significant (p = 0.060).
In acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, blast cell has unique shape based features because every type of cell has unique area, perimeter, and circular rounding.
Smithfield Foods is going to invest $100 million to build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center with 47,000 pallet positions and expand the blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, NC by 140 million pounds.
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Next, we investigated the correlations between miR-146a expression and patient characteristics, including age, WBC count, blast cell percentage in the bone marrow or peripheral blood, PML/RAR[alpha] expression levels, and Th/Ts ratios.
The improved airflow also allows us to run the refrigeration system at a higher, more efficient temperature like -10 degrees (F), as opposed to -30 degrees (F) or lower, as you would in a traditional blast cell. Those 20 degrees of difference can end up saving you approximately 40% on your blast freezing related utilites."
This striking image is a low power photo of a methylcellulose culture set up at day four of human embryonic stem cell differentiation, showing primitive hematopoietic blast cell colonies that have differentiated over the subsequent 25 days to give balls containing human red blood cells.
They evolve through the progenitor cell stage to the precursor or blast cell stage, which gives rise to red blood cells, platelets and certain types of white blood cells (ie, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils).
CX-01 targets key protein pathways important for AML blast cell migration to the bone marrow and retention of these cells in the marrow where they are protected from chemotherapy.