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Limit

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Limit

1. The maximum amount of price change a futures contract is allowed to undergo on a given trading day. Limits are mandated by the exchanges on which futures contracts trade, and exist in order to reduce volatility in the market. It is also called a trading limit.

2. The maximum number of transactions in commodities that an individual may make on an exchange on a given trading day. Limits are mandated either by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or by the exchanges on which commodity contracts trade. It is also called a trading limit.

3. See: Limit order.
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These results suggested that the Hayflick limit is only applicable to cell line with mass population and that life span of an individual cell is governed by telomere shortening due to oxidative stress.3 In studies on human patients cells were taken from subjects and in vitro studies cells undergo premature senescence.4
This culture removes the Hayflick limit [the number of times that a normal cell population will divide until cell division stops] of these cancer cells and allows them to multiply at a phenomenal rate, creating many billions to trillions of identical CTCs/CSCs with no change to their genetics, epigenetics, and phenotype expressions.
In 1961, he discovered that human cells have a limited capacity for replication before dying out, this was coined the "Hayflick limit." He also produced the first oral polio vaccine - work which contributed to significant virus vaccine development.
Ultimately, the telomeres become so depleted that the cell can no longer divide (known as the Hayflick limit), and that cell dies (apoptosis).