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1. Situated or occurring within a cell: subcellular organelles.
2. Smaller in size than ordinary cells: subcellular organisms.
3. Below the cellular level: subcellular research.


of or relating to a subcell


(sʌbˈsɛl yə lər)

adj. Biol.
1. contained within a cell.
2. at a level of organization lower than the cellular.
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Closer examination of the virus-induced changes at the subcellular surfaces of the infected cells, by using the hard tapping mode under the atomic force microscope, showed the involvement of the cell cytoskeleton at late infection.
For reliably inferring the subcellular localization of a protein using homology transfer, a sequence identity of more than 80 percent is required.
Scientists used three-dimensional microscopy in real-time to visualize the subcellular localization of components of NK cells during the in vitro killing of tumor target cells.
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Extensive research into the brain's neuroadaptation to drugs shows that at least part of the explanation of addiction lies at the subcellular level.
Our goal was to examine subcellular localization of 14-3-3 proteins in the elongating pollen tubes of the conifer Picea abies (Norway spruce).
It is known that photosensitizers, for instance, Verteporfin, localize in hydrophobic subcellular conditions such as membranes.
This proved that after a short amount of time, the immune system cells were able to engulf and breakdown the subcellular components of the bacteria.
Cells that were positive for pro-vWF processing were subjected to subcellular fractionation, and microsomes containing fragments of endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus were isolated.
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Clinical signs that appear in mice as a consequence of the toxic action by Tityus discrepans venom, such as hypotension, sweating, coldness, tachycardia, pulmonary acute oedema are accompanied by or dependant upon changes in the ultrastructural organisation of adrenal glands cellular and subcellular components.
The biological interplay of DNA, proteins, and other subcellular components in supporting the necessary functions of life--in this case, a very simple bacterium--would be completely understood.