inhibition

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(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

the quality of being inhibited

(physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part

the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

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After further research I determined that the contact inhibition and cancer resistance in naked mole rats is due to high levels of a molecule called hyaluronan between the cells.
He said that the experiments showed that when HMM-HA was removed from naked mole rat cells, they became susceptible to tumors and lost their contact inhibition.
These cells also formed cell mounds, indicating a loss of contact inhibition (the natural process of cell growth stopping once a certain density of cells is reached).
The cells normally grew in the medium containing 10% FCS until reaching contact inhibition and ceased proliferation, then committed to differentiation in 10% HS after 4 days (Fig.
The researchers also found that contact inhibition in naked mole rats is controlled by two genes, p16 and p27, while in humans it is primarily controlled by p27.