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Smad7 is an inhibitory Smad protein that blocks Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling through a negative feedback loop, also capable of mediating the crosstalk between TGF-β and other signaling pathways. Smad7 mRNA and protein levels are upregulated after TGF-β signaling; subsequently, Smad7 protein binds TGF-β type I receptor blocking R-Smad(More)
TGF-β-induced antimitotic signals are highly regulated during cell proliferation under normal and pathological conditions, such as liver regeneration and cancer. Up-regulation of the transcriptional cofactors Ski and SnoN during liver regeneration may favor hepatocyte proliferation by inhibiting TGF-β signals. In this study, we found a novel mechanism that(More)
This article describes a project whose aim is to specify tools to be integrated in an environment for lexical analyses. As a result, a prototype of a workbench can be created which provides a user with several modules possessing different functions, in order to approach a text from different viewpoints. The prototype has been implemented on Macintosh. Every(More)
BACKGROUND SnoN and Ski proteins function as Smad transcriptional corepressors and are implicated in the regulation of diverse cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and transformation. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling causes SnoN and Ski protein degradation via proteasome with the participation of phosphorylated R-Smad(More)
BACKGROUND Ski and SnoN proteins function as transcriptional co-repressors in the TGF-β pathway. They regulate cell proliferation and differentiation, and their aberrant expression results in altered TGF-β signalling, malignant transformation, and alterations in cell proliferation. METHODS We carried out a comparative characterization of the endogenous(More)
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