contact inhibition


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contact inhibition

n.
The cessation of cellular growth and division due to physical contact with other cells.
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When neural crest cells make contact with placode cells, contact inhibition causes the placode cells to run away.
Since ADT is capable of determining antibacterial activity of only soluble agents which diffuse into agar gel and inhibit the bacterial growth, but is not appropriate for non soluble antibacterial agents with surface contact inhibition properties.
4,5) The cytoplasmic protein [beta]-catenin (14/[beta]-catenin, BD Biosciences, Erembodegem, Belgium) was evaluated as a first potential candidate because it is a low-molecular weight (88 kDa versus 660 kDa of thyroglobulin) peptide that is involved in adherens junctions, epithelial contact inhibition signaling, and gene transcription.