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CNS Myelin and Sertoli Cell Tight Junction Strands Are Absent in Osp/Claudin-11 Null Mice
Oligodendrocyte-specific protein (OSP)/claudin-11 is a recently identified transmembrane protein found in CNS myelin and testis with unknown function. Herein we demonstrate that Osp null mice exhibitExpand
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Piezo1 integration of vascular architecture with physiological force
The mechanisms by which physical forces regulate endothelial cells to determine the complexities of vascular structure and function are enigmatic. Studies of sensory neurons have suggested PiezoExpand
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Regulation of CXCR4 expression in human mesenchymal stem cells by cytokine treatment: role in homing efficiency in NOD/SCID mice.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for cell therapy relies on the capacity of these cells to home and engraft long-term into the appropriate target tissue(s). Homing ofExpand
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Modification of kidney barrier function by the urokinase receptor
Podocyte dysfunction, represented by foot process effacement and proteinuria, is often the starting point for progressive kidney disease. Therapies aimed at the cellular level of the disease areExpand
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Efficient long-term gene transfer into muscle tissue of immunocompetent mice by adeno-associated virus vector.
Muscle-directed gene transfer is being considered for the treatment of several metabolic diseases, including hemophilia and Duchene's muscular dystrophy. Previous efforts to target this tissue forExpand
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Regulation of IL-8 and IL-1beta expression in Crohn's disease associated NOD2/CARD15 mutations.
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammation affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Three mutations (Arg702Trp, Gly908Arg and Leu1007fsinsC) within the NOD2/CARD15 gene increase CD susceptibility.Expand
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Genetic Variation and Recent Positive Selection in Worldwide Human Populations: Evidence from Nearly 1 Million SNPs
Background Genome-wide scans of hundreds of thousands of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have resulted in the identification of new susceptibility variants to common diseases and are providingExpand
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Orai1 and CRAC Channel Dependence of VEGF-Activated Ca2+ Entry and Endothelial Tube Formation
Rationale: Orai1 and the associated calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channel were discovered in the immune system. Existence also in endothelial cells has been suggested, but the relevance toExpand
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Whole-brain radiotherapy in the management of brain metastasis.
Brain metastases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality, afflicting nearly 170,000 Americans annually. The prognosis for these patients is poor, with median survival times measured inExpand
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Induction of TRPC6 channel in acquired forms of proteinuric kidney disease.
Injury to podocytes and their slit diaphragms typically leads to marked proteinuria. Mutations in the TRPC6 gene that codes for a slit diaphragm-associated, cation-permeable ion channel have beenExpand
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