blast cell


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blast cell

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

blast′ cell`


n.
Biol.
any undifferentiated or immature cell.
[1950–55; < Greek blastós; see blasto-]
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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.
12] deficiency: A case with bone marrow blast cell assay corroboration.
Each blast cell will have the capacity to freeze 48 pallets of meat products within 42 hours.
The Stellar Group has also completed construction on a new 75,000 square foot blast cell and freezer addition for ConAgra Frozen Foods.
Combined evaluation of the Blast flag with the Abn Lympho/L_Blasts flag on the XE-2100 did not increase the sensitivity of blast cell flagging but resulted in an increase of FP results.
As a matter of fact, in a more recent study (140) on a series of 111 AML patients in which multivariate information provided by the use of multiple stainings analyzed at flow cytometry was obtained, it has been shown that the combination of three phenotypic variables (the number of major blast cell populations, the pattern of CD34/CD15 expression, and the reactivity for CD13) was highly sensitive (100%) and specific (99%)for the selection of AML cases carrying PML/RAR-[alpha] gene rearrangements as demonstrated by the combined use of the reverse transcription-PCR and fluorescence in situ hybridization.
Three patients had a complete response (CR) with incomplete hematological recovery: -- Two patients with CRp (complete response with incomplete platelet recovery; treated at 8 and 24 mg/m2); -- One patient with CRi (complete response with incomplete blood count recovery; treated at 16 mg/m2); * One patient had bone marrow blast cell reductions >50% (with incomplete platelet recovery) and went on to receive transplant (treated at 24 mg/m2).
Since an early blast cell clearance by remission induction therapy is a major independent prognostic factor, the improved outcome in our patients could be related with the initial striking decrease in leukemic cells in the bone marrow and in the extramedullary site obtained with HDMP as a differentiating- and apoptosis-inducing agent.
It operates from -50 [degrees] F to 95 [degrees] F condensing (nominal) on R-717 and R-22 for blast cell, spiral or in-line IQF applications.