cell cycle


Definition of cell cycle

: the complete series of events from one cell division to the next — compare g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase, s phase

Examples of cell cycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But being able to place a fossilized cell into a specific spot within the cell cycle is quite new in paleontology. David Bressan, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 But this time, in addition to observing the normal cell cycle under the microscope, the researchers were able to tweak the process without a mutation in a follow-up experiment. Katrina Miller, Wired, 8 July 2021 Amir is particularly interested in whether this process translates to the bacterial cell cycle. Katrina Miller, Wired, 8 July 2021 If the combination of signals is not right, then TP53 triggers a response such as stopping the cell cycle to repair DNA. Viviane Callier, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2020 Examples of such groups of genes are those involved in regulating the cell cycle and programmed cell death, and pathways for immune function and DNA repair. Amanda Kowalczyk, The Conversation, 1 July 2020 The answer could have implications for treatment — cells that divide more rapidly, for example, would be more vulnerable to drugs that effect replication or the cell cycle. Quanta Magazine, 13 Nov. 2013 Previous research had shown these proteins regulate the cell cycle, including cell death, and suppressing them is thought to extend life span. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, 1 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of cell cycle

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Cell cycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20cycle. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of cell cycle

: the complete series of events from one cell division to the next — see g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase, s phase

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