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In humans and other mammals, the release from growth-inhibiting conditions, such as glucocorticoid excess, leads to supranormal linear growth. The prevailing explanation for this catch-up growth involves a central nervous system mechanism that compares actual body size to an age-appropriate set-point and adjusts growth rate accordingly via a circulating… (More)
In mammals, longitudinal bone growth results from the precise coupling of chondrogenesis and osteogenesis within the epiphyseal growth plate, a process termed endochondral ossification. The mechanisms coupling chondrogenesis and osteogenesis are unknown. Previous studies have shown that both basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and acidic FGF are expressed… (More)
Background: Ovarian antibodies as detected by indirect immunofluorescence have been used to detect ovarian autoimmunity, but to our knowledge the rate of false positive findings using this method has never been reported.