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A genome-scale RNAi screen for Oct4 modulators defines a role of the Paf1 complex for embryonic stem cell identity.
Pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs) maintain self-renewal while ensuring a rapid response to differentiation cues. The identification of genes maintaining ESC identity is important to developExpand
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Maximum Diastolic Potential of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Depends Critically on IKr
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) hold promise for therapeutic applications. To serve these functions, the hiPSC-CM must recapitulate the electrophysiologicExpand
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A method for the rapid construction of cRNA standard curves in quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction.
Quantification of nucleic acids, especially of mRNA, is increasingly important in biomedical research. The recently developed quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - a highlyExpand
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Cardiac specific differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells.
Embryonic stem (ES) cells may represent an alternative source of functionally intact cardiomyocytes for the causal treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, this requires cardiac-specificExpand
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Association of CYP1B1 codon 432 mutant allele in head and neck squamous cell cancer is reflected by somatic mutations of p53 in tumor tissue.
Tobacco use is causally associated with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). Here, we present the results of a case-control study that investigated the effects that the genetic variants of theExpand
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Evaluation of Developmental Toxicants and Signaling Pathways in a Functional Test Based on the Migration of Human Neural Crest Cells
Background: Information on the potential developmental toxicity (DT) of the majority of chemicals is scarce, and test capacities for further animal-based testing are limited. Therefore, newExpand
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Proliferation and cilia dynamics in neural stem cells prospectively isolated from the SEZ
Neural stem cells (NSCs) generate new neurons in vivo and in vitro throughout adulthood and therefore are physiologically and clinically relevant. Unveiling the mechanisms regulating the lineageExpand
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Induced pluripotent stem cells as a model for accelerated patient- and disease-specific drug discovery.
Human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells hold great promise for therapy of a number of degenerative diseases such as ischemic heart failure, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetesExpand
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Identification of Thalidomide-Specific Transcriptomics and Proteomics Signatures during Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic development can be partially recapitulated in vitro by differentiating human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). Thalidomide is a developmental toxicant in vivo and acts in a species-dependentExpand
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Stromal cell‐derived factor 1α (SDF‐1α) induces gene‐expression of early growth response‐1 (Egr‐1) and VEGF in human arterial endothelial cells and enhances VEGF induced cell proliferation
Abstract. Stromal cell‐derived factor‐1 (SDF‐1), mainly known as a chemotactic factor for haematopoietic progenitor cells, also provides angiogenetic potency. Since the intracellular signalling ofExpand
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