Example sentences for: adoptive

How can you use “adoptive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As the many successful adoptive parents know, lots of the magic moments that add up to durabonding have nothing to do with birthing or breast-feeding.

  • Moreover, by focusing on postadolescence divergence of socioeconomic position, the study avoided concerns affecting comparisons of twins raised separately versus together, e.g., difficulties in assessing similarities versus differences of the family of origin versus adoptive family [4–6].

  • It is also bad news that breast-feeding, which adoptive mothers usually can't do, releases the bonding hormone oxytocin.

  • You see the confusion when biological parents invoke "blood ties" to reclaim a child from adoptive parents.

  • Indeed, the CD4+ T cells that directly destroy MHCII-positive tumors were identified [ 5 ] . In the clinic, the expression of MHCII on colorectal carcinomas is correlated with more favourable prognosis [ 6 ] . Adoptive transfer studies show that ex vivo activated CD4+ T cells are able to recognize, and to eliminate, MHCII-positive tumors either by themselves [ 7 ] or in co-operation with CD8+ T cells [ 8 ] . It has been also demonstrated that the increased MHCII expression on tumor cells and macrophages following treatment with IFNg in vivo was associated with enhanced efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy in a mouse model of metastatic sarcoma [ 9 ] .


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