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Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily, have been shown to play important roles in the nervous system, including neuronal survival and synaptogenesis. However, the physiological functions of BMP signaling in the mammalian neuromuscular system are not well understood. In this study, we found(More)
In the mammalian central nervous system transcripts of certain synaptic components are localized near the synapse, allowing for rapid regulation of protein levels. Here we test whether an mRNA localization mechanism also exists in the postsynaptic specialization induced by agrin in C2C12 myotubes. RT-PCR showed that Chrna1 was co-purified with nicotinic(More)
Expression of iNOS in glioma and other tumors has been extensively documented but the effects of NO derived from iNOS on tumor-killing mechanisms of chemotherapy drugs remain to be fully defined. We note that increased NO synthesis by cytokine exposure or iNOS overexpression neutralized the cytotoxicity of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) and(More)
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