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The regenerative ability of small strips of stem of the Dutch elm hybrid ‘Commelin’ was tested as well as its sensitivity to neomycins. Cambium explants (1 mm thick), were excised from woody stems collected in the field. Up to 20 buds/explant were induced within 2–3 weeks giving 2–5 rootable shoots/explant after 5–6 weeks. Shoot excision every week from(More)
The synthesis, structure-activity relationships, and biological properties of a novel series of potent and selective phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) inhibitors are described. These new aminodiazepinoindoles displayed in vitro PDE4 activity with submicromolar IC(50) values and PDE4 selectivity vs PDE1, -3, and -5. Specifically, one compound (CI-1044, 10e)(More)
The vegetative propagation in vitro of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, an ornamental shrub producing secondary metabolites useful in perfumery and pharmacy, has been investigated. In the presence of benzylaminopurine (0.3 to 1 mg l(-1)) and indoleacetic acid (1 mg l(-1)), axillary shoots arose from nodes of greenhause plants, but a decrease of morphogenic(More)
In vitro micropropagation of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi was performed to increase the number of ground cover species able to serve as substitute for members of the Rosaceae susceptible to fire blight. Explants (node segments) excised from plants growing in the greenhouse were established in vitro on a medium containing 10 μM α-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) and(More)
The RST process is a ribbon process aimed at producing low cost and very thin multicrystalline silicon wafers, with a wafer cost perspective down to 10 €-cent/Wp, provided high conversion efficiency can be reached. A general approach has been identified for the achievement of 18% conversion efficiency on solar cells made out of the RST material. This(More)
In vitro manipulation of Lycopersicon cheesmanii was attempted in order to evaluate its potential to improve salt tolerance of L. esculentum following somatic hybridisation of these two species. The main study concerned three populations of the typicum form (LCS) used for tissue culture and protoplast studies. The minor halophytic form (LCT) was used only(More)
Osteoporosis is a global public health problem affecting more than 200 million people worldwide. We previously showed that treatment with alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT), a multifunctional protein with anti-inflammatory properties, mitigated bone loss in an ovariectomized mouse model. However, the underlying mechanisms of the protective effect of AAT on bone(More)
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