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target cell

n.
1. A cell selectively affected by a particular agent, such as a virus, drug, or hormone.
2. An abnormal red blood cell having a dark center surrounded by a light band that is itself encircled by a darker ring, seen in certain anemias and after splenectomy.
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Noun1.target cell - any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
2.target cell - an abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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The Canadian patent covers the capture of target cells, including CTCs, using a combination of binding partners and methods for capture on any surface.
T cell engagers are engineered proteins that direct a patient's own T cells to kill target cells that express specific proteins, or antigens, carried by the target cells.
CDX binds to the FLT3 protein, which is found on the surface of target cells, and to the CD3 protein on the surface of immune cells called T-cells, redirecting T-cells to kill target cells.
"The system can separate the target cells among a number of cells and it is also able to isolate molecular samples labeled with magnetic particles," Moayyed Dehqanpour, the manager of Sepid Jamegan, said on Tuesday.
* The target cells and tissues to which researchers may deliver CRISPR gene-editing tools will continue to expand by using more sophisticated transfection techniques such as electroporation.
Olivia Merkel and her team develop targeted nanocarrier systems to increase the delivery rates of therapeutic formulations and their specific uptake into the target cells.
The company said the ClearCell FX1 System is a leading, automated, label-free liquid biopsy device for the enrichment of target cells from blood.
Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Cesca Therapeutics for a method ogf separating rare, therapeutically critical target cells from blood, bone marrow, leukapheresis product, and other cell sources, while maintaining the viability of the cells under asceptic conditions.
The activity of numerous therapeutic antibodies is mediated in part by immune-mediated effector cell function following binding of the variable regions of the antibody to a specific antigen on the surface of target cells and the interaction of the Fc moiety of the antibody with an Fc receptor on an immune effector cell [1].
According to a statement published on the MIT website Thursday, the method its researchers have developed allows Crispr to be used only when ultraviolet light is shone on the target cells, effectively making the light a switch.
QuickGel dissolvable hydrogel technology enables high efficiency purification and release of target cells. Delivering improved cell viability, purity and recovery, QuickGel overcomes limitations of other cell capture chemistries and enables researchers to simplify their cell separation workflows.
According to the tests, this system significantly decreases the side effects of daunorubicin drug in the control cells, and it increases its therapeutic effects in the target cells in comparison with the drug without carriers.