Example sentences for: desensitize

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  • HEK-293 cells expressing the WT-δ-OR were exposed to EGF (100 ng/ml) for 24 hours in order to down-regulate and desensitize the endogenous EGFR.

  • There are three subtypes of the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor: alpha-2A; alpha-2B; and alpha-2C [ 15 ] . The human alpha-2A subtype undergoes phosphorylation and short-term desensitization [ 11 12 ] , whereas the human alpha-2C subtype is not phosphorylated [ 16 ] and does not desensitize [ 11 ] . The human alpha-2C subtype, however, does undergo arrestin-dependent internalization [ 17 ] . Many studies [ 11 18 ] , including those from our laboratory [ 10 19 20 ] , have demonstrated agonist-induced down-regulation of alpha-2 receptors, although much less is known about the specific mechanisms for down-regulation as compared to the beta-2 receptor.

  • Here in the Bible Belt, we've learned to desensitize ourselves to the crass underbelly of organized religion.

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