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Neurotrophins are target-derived soluble factors required for neuronal survival. Nerve growth factor (NGF) the founding member of the neurotrophin family, binds to two types of receptors: Trk tyrosine kinase and the p75 neurotrophin receptor, which belongs to the Fas-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily. Binding of neurotrophins to Trk receptor(More)
Treatment with NGF causes long-term cultures of oligodendrocytes to die via a yet undefined mechanism mediated by the p75 neurotrophin receptor. The p75 receptor belongs to the TNF receptor superfamily of molecules, which includes Fas and p55 TNF receptors. The Fas and TNF receptors use adaptor molecules to recruit and activate caspase-8 to the receptor.(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of living cells to respond appropriately to apoptosis signals is crucial for the proper development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. For example, viable cells must be stable enough to appropriately respond to apoptosis signaling so that an irreversible death program is only induced when apoptosis signaling reaches a certain(More)
The goal of this study was to explore neural response to touch in children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Patterns of reduced (hypo-responsiveness) and enhanced (hyper-responsiveness) behavioral reaction to sensory input are prevalent in ASD, but their neural mechanisms are poorly understood. We measured event-related potentials (ERP) to a(More)
INTRODUCTION Lung adenocarcinoma with clear cell component is extremely rare and the cases reported in literature remain scarce. The biological behaviors, clinicopathologic characteristics, mutational status and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma with clear cell component are still uncertain. METHODS Thirty-eight lung adenocarcinomas with clear cell(More)
  • Chang Gu, Junjie Zhang, Yingyu Chen, Jinzhi Lei
  • 2010
The ability for living cells to respond properly to apoptosis signals is crucial for cell development. Bistability (i.e., all-or-none behavior) of the caspase-3 activity has been proposed by some researchers to model the bimodal cell fate decision upon stimulation of the apoptosis signaling pathway. In this study, we investigate Fas-induced apoptosis, and(More)
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