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Assembly of the Auditory Circuitry by a Hox Genetic Network in the Mouse Brainstem
Rhombomeres (r) contribute to brainstem auditory nuclei during development. Hox genes are determinants of rhombomere-derived fate and neuronal connectivity. Little is known about the contribution ofExpand
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Chitosan-mediated stimulation of macrophage function.
According to the modern definition of biocompatibility, a biocompatible material need not be inert but be bioactive. A benign reactivity implies that the reactivity has to be appropriate for theExpand
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Seeing through the skin: dermal light sensitivity provides cryptism in moorish gecko
Concealment by means of colour change is a pre-eminent deceptive mechanism used by both predators and prey. The moorish gecko Tarentola mauritanica is able to blend into the background by eitherExpand
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Impairment of circulating endothelial progenitors in Down syndrome
BackgroundPathological angiogenesis represents a critical issue in the progression of many diseases. Down syndrome is postulated to be a systemic anti-angiogenesis disease model, possibly due toExpand
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Detrimental effects of Bartonella henselae are counteracted by l-arginine and nitric oxide in human endothelial progenitor cells
The recruitment of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) might have a beneficial effect on the clinical course of several diseases. Endothelial damage and detachment of endothelial cellsExpand
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Redescription of Cardiosporidium cionae (Van Gaver and Stephan, 1907) (Apicomplexa: Piroplasmida), a plasmodial parasite of ascidian haemocytes.
Cardiosporidium cionae (Apicomplexa), from the ascidian Ciona intestinalis L., is redescribed with novel ultrastructural, phylogenetic and prevalence data. Ultrastructural analysis of specimens of C.Expand
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M2 muscarinic receptor activation regulates schwann cell differentiation and myelin organization
Glial cells express acetylcholine receptors. In particular, rat Schwann cells express different muscarinic receptor subtypes, the most abundant of which is the M2 subtype. M2 receptor activationExpand
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Structural and functional changes in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) skeletal muscle after cadmium exposure
This report describes the alterations induced by an environmentally realistic concentration of cadmium in skeletal muscle fibre organization, composition, and function in the teleost zebrafish.Expand
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Gentamicin ototoxicity in the saccule of the lizard Podarcis Sicula induces hair cell recovery and regeneration
There is little information available on the susceptibility of reptilian saccule hair cells to ototoxin-induced sensory damage. In this study, we report morphological evidence of hair cell recoveryExpand
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Scanning Electron Microscopy and X‐ray Diffraction Studies of the Macular Crystals in the Chondrostean Fish Erpetoichthys calabaricus (Smith)
Morphologic and crystallographic studies of the otoliths of the reed-fish Erpetoichthys calabaricus showed (1) aragonite statoliths with a serrated surface, and (2) two populations of statoconia: oneExpand
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