Example sentences for: diminished

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  • 1, all viral proteins detectable in the precipitate were drastically diminished in the dsRNA-treated cells, as would be expected in the event of a loss of the P protein.

  • In a front-page comment Monday by Bernardo Valli, Rome's La Repubblica said the result diminished the chances that Helmut Kohl will return as chancellor after next September's parliamentary elections.

  • However, the technical possibilities of palliative care with concentration on quality of life also brought about a "diminished emphasis on the good death" [ 45 ] . Consequently, the increasing requests of patients "to die in sleep" by terminal sedation could be an comprehensible alternative to euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide and must be reflected in the discussion on the value of sedation in end-of-life care.

  • Calcium and vitamin D ingestion were found to be associated with diminished breast cancer risk.

  • High levels of OPN in breast tumor cell lines appear to correlate with a more aggressive in vivo phenotype [ 2 20 ] . Transfection of OPN expression constructs into cells producing noninvasive mammary epithelial tumors has been reported to convert them to a malignant phenotype [ 8 21 ] . Furthermore, transfection of antisense OPN constructs or OPN-targeting ribozymes into transformed tumorigenic cells can result in impaired anchorage-independent growth, as well as in diminished tumor-forming ability in vivo [ 22 23 ] . OPN is also typically overexpressed in human tumors, including breast cancer [ 15 24 ] . However, the source of OPN in primary breast tumors was originally thought to be infiltrating macrophages rather than tumor cells themselves [ 15 ] .

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