(pl.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.
(1) These results suggest that an interruption of the signaling cascade at the level of intracellular calcium release contributes to the lack of a steroidogenic response to Ang II by the FASC cells.
(2) In small groups of 10-30 cells, stimulation with 1, 10 and 100 nM Ang II induced [Ca2+]i increases of 78, 178 and 215 nM respectively in GLOM cultures compared to only 35, 64, and 65 nM in FASC cultures.
(3) We have examined Ang II-mediated signal transduction in homogeneous cellular sub-populations derived from either the zona glomerulosa (GLOM) or the zona fasciculata (FASC).
(4) The results were recorded on a flow cytofluorometer FASC-can.
(n.) An officer who bore an ax and fasces or rods, as ensigns of his office. His duty was to attend the chief magistrates when they appeared in public, to clear the way, and cause due respect to be paid to them, also to apprehend and punish criminals.