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Steel factor (SLF) and its cognate receptor, c-kit, have been implicated in the generation of melanocytes from migrating neural crest (NC) cells during early vertebrate embryogenesis. However, the source of SLF in the early avian embryo and its precise role in melanogenesis are unclear. We report here that NC cells themselves express and release SLF(More)
A novel membrane-associated protein, MsrR, was identified in Staphylococcus aureus which affects resistance to methicillin and teicoplanin, as well as the synthesis of virulence factors. MsrR belongs to the LytR-CpsA-Psr family of cell envelope-related transcriptional attenuators and was shown to be inducible by cell wall-active agents, such as(More)
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