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permeability

The measure of a material's ability to transmit liquids.The passage of soil contaminants into groundwater increases as soil permeability increases.On the other hand,in situ remediation—removal or decomposition—of groundwater contamination is easier as permeability increases.For a color map of the United States showing the relative permeability of soils across the country, see the Web site page of the Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/iwi/1999sept/iv20_usmap.html.

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Results indicated that direct use of proteinase K without additives such as SDS could not permeabilize the plasma membrane of the HeLa cells perfectly.
Specifically, we used either potassium iodide (KI) - a chaotropic agent - to completely wash away the cortical layer, or Triton-X-100 to permeabilize the layer.
(a) * Culture cells with antigen-specific or nonspecific (PMA(b)/ionomycin,CD3/CD28) stimuli * After an appropriate stimulation period, culture cells with an inhibitor of Golgi transport (secretion) to retain newly synthesized cytokines in the cell * Stain for surface markers * Fix and permeabilize cells * Stain for intracellular cytokines (a) Very important: for accurately counting cells that are producing cytokines, it is crucial to eliminate cells that died before the staining steps are initiated.
Direct binding of anti-phospholipid antibodies to neurons has been demonstrated in human neurons ex vivo, and these antibodies have been shown to permeabilize and depolarize brain synaptoneurosomes [35, 36].