resting cell


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resting cell

n.
A cell that is not actively in the process of dividing.
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Caption: Figure 6: Resting cell experiments with methanol- or TMA-adapted cells.
where [D.sub.i], i = 1, 2, ...,5, are diffusion coefficients of primed TICLs, tumour, [IL.sub.2], [alpha], and resting cell densities, respectively, and [omega] is the rate of stimulation of resting cells into activated TICLs as a result of injecting a patient with [IL.sub.2].
From a numerical simulation, we discovered that by introducing the simulating function in resting cell population due to the presence of tumor; while increase the growth rate of resting cells can control the progression of tumor.
When a resting cell is activated, the proviral HIV blueprint transcribes just a few genes at first, producing a viral protein called Tat; once a critical amount of Tat is made, replication can accelerate.
Results: Sucrose feeding did not affect the body weight, heart to body weight ratio, kidney weight or the resting cell length, but did increase the liver weight.
Therefore, measurement of the internal concentration of sodium in the horizontal cells may predict the direction in which the GABA transporter will allow co-transport of sodium, chloride and GABA to occur in the resting cell. Measurements made with intracellular ion-selective microelectrodes in the horizontal cells of another elasmobranch, the stingray, have suggested that these cells contain surprisingly high levels of internal sodium (123 mM) (3), values that may favor release as opposed to uptake.
Since the conductance for all ions except [K.sup.+] is so small in the resting cell, the membrane potential is essentially equal to [E.sub.K] (the equilibrium potential for [K.sup.+]).
He noted that Anti-retroviral drugs don't affect HIV hiding in resting cells, and these cells represent a hidden reservoir of HIV.
Scientists have found that the HIV DNA, or 'provirus' inside the resting cells is usually so defective that it cannot generate new virus particles.