Example sentences for: degenerative

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  • If the discovery translates to the human brain (the Times is optimistic), it will revolutionize our neurobiological understanding of memory--which might turn out to be a long string of continually produced neurons that record experience through time like a tape recorder--and promise cures for degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and stroke-induced dementia.

  • In this model, degenerative changes occur in regulatory sequences of both duplicates, such that these changes complement each other, and the union of the expression patterns of the two duplicates reconstitutes the expression pattern of the original (Figure 2).

  • These findings are consistent with the morphological analysis of Russel et al . [ 8 ] reporting higher incidence of degenerative cells in the seminiferous tubules of 20 and 32 days old normal animals and lower levels found in adults.

  • Expression of genes in the Δpre-M/E-gp120 replicon was reproducibly visualized at 48-50 hours post transfection (Figures 3& 4), at a level of approximatley 1% of the cells, but in many experiments, the corresponding cultures transfected with the gp160 replicon, Δpre-M/E-gp160, either no fluorescence could be visualized (not shown), or only fluorescent cells with a bizarre morphology (characterized by debris and/or degenerative appearance) could be visualized (Figure 5).

  • IL-1 has been implicated as a pathogenic mediator in numerous inflammatory and degenerative conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) [ 1 ] . The IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), a naturally occurring inhibitor of the biologic actions of IL-1, has obvious therapeutic potential in such diseases [ 2 ] ; indeed recombinant human IL-1Ra (anakinra) has recently been approved for use in patients with RA as the drug Kineret™ (Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA).


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