Example sentences for: adaptive

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  • This review has focused on adaptive responses of skeletal muscle to changing patterns of physical activity, and on the role of the calcium–calcineurin–NFAT signaling cascade in controlling gene expression in skeletal myofibers.

  • The intense selective pressure on the defensins and APOBEC3G illustrates that although the innate immune response is generalist in its action, it is as highly and intricately evolved as its better-studied ally, the adaptive immune system.

  • The alternative hypothesis - that gene duplications are fixed in a population by positive selection in all organisms - is supported by a combination of evidence of adaptive duplications from many types of living organisms: prokaryotes [ 31, 33, 45, 46, 48, 50, 55, 56], protists [ 35, 58, 59], plants [ 39, 44], fungi [ 43, 49], invertebrates [ 40, 41, 51, 52, 53], non-mammalian vertebrates [ 54], as well as mammalian somatic tissues [ 34, 36, 37, 38].

  • Adaptive immunity is characterized by greater specificity than innate immunity, as the adaptive immune response can not only distinguish foreign cells from self, but can also distinguish one foreign antigen from another.


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