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FTZ-F1, a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, has been implicated in the activation of the segmentation gene fushi tarazu during early embryogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster. We found that an isoform of FTZ-F1, betaFTZ-F1, is expressed in the nuclei of almost all tissues slightly before the first and second larval ecdysis and before pupation.… (More)
FTZ-F1, a member of the steroid receptor superfamily, has been implicated in the activation of the homeobox segmentation gene fushi tarazu early in Drosophila embryogenesis. We have cloned a developmental isoform of FTZ-F1 and found that it is expressed as a product of the previously identified, midprepupal chromosome puff at 75CD. The 75CD puff occurs in… (More)
The Drosophila homeobox segmentation gene fushi tarazu (ftz) is expressed in a seven-stripe pattern during early embryogenesis. This characteristic pattern is largely specified by the zebra element located immediately upstream of the ftz transcriptional start site. The FTZ-F1 protein, one of multiple DNA binding factors that interacts with the zebra… (More)
This study isolated cDNA clones from egg-chamber and adult female Drosophila cDNA libraries using as probe a DNA fragment from a 200-kb "chromosome walk" in region 32E of the second chromosome of D. melanogaster. The present authors believe that these clones correspond to a new vitelline membrane protein (VMP) gene because 1) cDNA clones in Northern blots… (More)
The properties and the genomic organization of G elements, a moderately repeated DNA family of D. melanogaster, are reported. G elements lack terminal repeats, generate target site duplications at the point of insertion and exhibit at one end a stretch of A residues of variable length. In a large number of recombinant clones analyzed G elements occur in… (More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant tumor with a marked tendency to spread through the portal system. Metastases from HCC usually involve lungs, surrenal glands, the skeletal and gastroenteric systems, spleen, heart and kidneys. Secondary localizations to the mandible are rare. Generally, bone metastases from HCC appear as osteolytic lesions more… (More)
A clinic-statistical study of maxillo-facial fractures in a series of 52 children is reported. This group presents a higher involvement of mandibular body and a low rate M:F than in the literature. Factors responsible for increasing of maxillo-facial traumas in little girls and in school age are analyzed.
A case of mandibular condyle osteochondroma is reported, special attention being paid to radiographic aspects and to the functional changes brought on by this neoplasia. Surgical and meta-operative treatment to correct residual latero-deviation and occlusal relations are described.
Surgical or traumatic losses of substances should preferably be made good by autografts, though "alloplastic implants" are a sound alternative. An account is given of the chemical and physical properties of intrinsic and manmade synthetic polymers. The best polymers for the preparation of endoprostheses are indicated, and reference is made to their more… (More)