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During mouse embryogenesis, macrophage-like cells arise first in the yolk sac and are produced subsequently in the liver. The onset of liver hematopoiesis is associated with the transition from primitive to definitive erythrocyte production. This report addresses the hypothesis that a similar transition in phenotype occurs in myelopoiesis. We have used(More)
The murine homologue of the TFEC was cloned as part of an analysis of the expression of the microphthalmia-TFE (MiT) subfamily of transcription factors in macrophages. TFEC, which most likely acts as a transcriptional repressor in heterodimers with other MiT family members, was identified in cells of the mononuclear phagocyte lineage, coexpressed with all(More)
BACKGROUND Growth hormone is an important regulator of post-natal growth and metabolism. We have investigated the metabolic consequences of altered growth hormone signalling in mutant mice that have truncations at position 569 and 391 of the intracellular domain of the growth hormone receptor, and thus exhibit either low (around 30% maximum) or no growth(More)
S100A8 (also known as CP10 or MRP8) was the first member of the S100 family of calcium-binding proteins shown to be chemotactic for myeloid cells. The gene is expressed together with its dimerization partner S100A9 during myelopoiesis in the fetal liver and in adult bone marrow as well as in mature granulocytes. In this paper we show that S100A8 mRNA is(More)
For more than four decades the cause of most type A influenza virus infections of humans has been attributed to only two viral subtypes, A/H1N1 or A/H3N2. In contrast, avian and other vertebrate species are a reservoir of type A influenza virus genome diversity, hosting strains representing at least 120 of 144 combinations of 16 viral hemagglutinin and 9(More)
Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in periodontal regeneration is important for the development of more predictable clinical techniques. This study aimed to identify these mechanisms by comparing the gene expression profiles of cells derived from regenerating defects with patient-matched periodontal ligament cells. Gene profiling was carried(More)
They are investigating various ocular pathologies and wish to promote the use of bioinformatics to investigate the molecular basis of these diseases. Application of in silico positional cloning and bioinformatic mutation analysis to the study of eye diseases Abstract A vast amount of DNA and protein sequence is now available and a plethora of programs have(More)
A vast amount of DNA and protein sequence is now available and a plethora of programs have been developed to analyse the data. The bewildering variety of analyses that can be performed via the World-Wide Web can deter researchers from applying bioinformatics to augment their traditional genetic research. Focusing on the inherited eye diseases, this paper(More)
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