Barbara Di Pretoro
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ABSTRACT The ciliate Euplotes raikovi produces a family of diffusible signal proteins (pheromones) that function as prototypic growth factors. They may either promote cell growth, by binding to… Expand
In the free-living ciliate Euplotes raikovi, we identified (and designated as Er-MAPK1) a protein kinase of 631 amino acids, that appears to be constantly phosphorylated in cells which are in growth… Expand
Homologous proteins, denoted pheromones, promote cell mitotic proliferation and mating pair formation in the ciliate Euplotes raikovi, according to whether they bind to cells in an autocrine- or… Expand
Cell type-specific protein signals, called pheromones, are constitutively secreted by Euplotes raikovi and bound back in autocrine fashion, with a positive effect on the vegetative (mitotic) cell… Expand