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A variant of the glycoprotein CD44 (CD44v) that shares sequences with variants causally involved in metastasis formation is transiently expressed on B and T lymphocytes and macrophages after antigenic stimulation and in the postnatal period. Antibodies to the variant hinder in vivo activation of both B and T cells. The observation that a protein domain that(More)
Beside yeasts, lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the most abundant microbes in must during vinification. Whereas Oenococcos oeni is commercially used as a starter culture for the biological acid reduction in wines, other species are responsible for different types of wine spoilage. Members of the genera Pediococcus, Weissella, Leuconostoc, and Lactobacillus(More)
Expression of a splice variant of CD44, recognised by the monoclonal antibody (Mab) 1.1ASML, confers metastatic potential to non-metastasising tumour cells (Cell 1991, 65, 13-24). To explore whether the metastasis-associated variant of CD44 (CD44v) is expressed under physiological conditions, tissues of newborn and adult rats were stained with the Mab(More)
The corals Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis are important Caribbean reef-builders that have faced significant mortality in recent decades. While many studies have focused on the recent demise of these species, data from areas where Acropora spp. have continued to thrive are limited. Understanding the genetic diversity, recruitment, and temporal(More)
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