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beta-Catenin can promote adhesion at the cell cortex and mediate Wnt signaling in the nucleus. We show that, in Caenorhabditis elegans, both WRM-1/beta-catenin and LIT-1 kinase localize to the anterior cell cortex during asymmetric cell division but to the nucleus of the posterior daughter afterward. Both the cortical and nuclear localizations are regulated(More)
During development, cell polarization is often coordinated to harmonize tissue patterning and morphogenesis. However, how extrinsic signals synchronize cell polarization is not understood. In Caenorhabditis elegans, most mitotic cells are polarized along the anterior-posterior axis and divide asymmetrically. Although this process is regulated by a(More)
Coordination between cell proliferation and differentiation is important in normal development and oncogenesis. These processes usually have an antagonistic relationship, in that differentiation is blocked in proliferative cells, and terminally differentiated cells do not divide. In some instances, cyclins, cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) and their(More)
The unusual bile acids 3 beta,12 alpha- (V), 3 beta,7 alpha- (XIIIa), and 3 beta,7 beta- (XIIIb) dihydroxy-5-cholen-24-oic acids were synthesized conveniently from the 3-oxo derivatives of deoxycholic (I) and lithocholic (VI) acids, respectively, to provide authentic samples for the gas chromatography-mass spectrometric determination of these bile acids in(More)
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