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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Kotsanas and Gillespie (2016) tested the zone of inhibition and contact inhibition against a range of microorganisms including gram negative: extended-spectrum[beta]-lactamase Escherichia coli, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and gram positive: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, and coagulase-negative staphylococci), Candida albicans, and spores of Clostridium difficile.
To evaluate the antibacterial activity against biofilm formation, a direct contact inhibition analysis was performed using three samples (n = 3, 1.0 mm thickness x 4.0 mm diameter) per group, photoactivated for 30 s on each side.
Long-term mTOR inhibition: high-passage hGFs were treated with 20 nmol/L rapamycin for three days with refreshed media and passed when they reached the contact inhibition. hGFs were harvested after 30 day rapamycin treatment for further experiments.
When neural crest cells make contact with placode cells, contact inhibition causes the placode cells to run away.