chimerism


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chi·mer·ism

 (kī-mîr′ĭz′əm, kī′mə-rĭz′-)
n.
The condition of being a genetic chimera.

chimerism

(kaɪˈmɪərɪzəm)
n
1. (Biology) a medical condition in which a person develops from two distinct embryos that could possess two genetically distinct sets of cells
2. (Biology) the condition in which a child contains cells that are genetically the mother's and which were exchanged in the womb
Translations

chimerism

n quimerismo
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In particular, these putative pESCs do not form teratomas or display germ-line chimerism.
One of these patients achieved full donor CD3 chimerism (engraftment of donor cells) after one year of IMBRUVICA treatment and has maintained undetectable CLL MRD for more than 10 months after stopping therapy.
In contrast to transplantation for malignancies, mixed chimerism in haemoglobinopathies therefore does not necessarily mean treatment failure.
Chimerism could also be caused by fusion of the polar body and an ovum, double fertilization, fusion of two nuclei or as a result of hidden mosaicism with a Y cell line.
1 Rating chimerism performed in patients undergoing allogeneic transplantation using the method fragment length analysis using a set of AmpFISTR NGM sequencer.
Genomic chimerism describes the coexistence of DNA or cells originating from more than one individual.
Even in (1) the case of identical twins that originate from a single zygotic cell that divides into two distinct beings, or (2) the case of tetragametic chimerism in which two originary zygotic cells fuse into one, the human soul--as nonspatial--can be regarded as united with the distinct material body at its inception.
Radiation therapy, chimerism, infection or vaccination, drugs, trauma, hormones and genetic factors are implicated in the etiology.
50) Chimerism may be promoted in hand transplant patients by giving the recipient donor bone marrow or via the production of immune precursor cells in vascularized donor bone marrow.
Aiding in the identification of mosaic aneuploidy and chimerism.
Origin and outcome of pregnancies affected by androgenetic/biparental chimerism.
Chimerism and Tetragametic Chimerism in Humans: Implications in Autoimmunity, Allorecognition, and Tolerance," Immunology Research 38 (2007) 213-36.