cleavage

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a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

Synonyms for cleavage

the state of being split or cleft

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the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules

(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)

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the act of cleaving or splitting

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PARP cleavage fragments were evident and caspase-3 activity was upregulated 2-fold by 72 hr treatment, demonstrating a potential apoptotic effect of this substance that was not found in controls.
Consequently, the ability of any PTH assay to accurately diagnose hyper- or hyposecretion of 1-84 PTH is closely related to its degree of cross-reactivity with the midmolecule and C-terminal cleavage fragments.
Previous studies on blood samples of compound heterozygotes (individuals containing both HbS and HbC) yielded the discussed mass shifts and cleavage fragments (12).
The approximate locations of detected mismatches were calculated from the sizes of the complementary cleavage fragments in PASSPORT and were expressed as the codon (ABI PRISM 377) and the alternative codons (ALFexpress and [sup.