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The oncogenic kinase Bcr-Abl is thought to cause chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) by altering the transcription of specific genes with growth- and survival-promoting functions. Recently, Bcr-Abl has also been shown to activate an important regulator of protein synthesis, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), which suggests that dysregulated(More)
The cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been implicated as a contributor to injury in several neurological disorders. The amounts of IL-6 released by the cerebral cortical tissue of mice of varying maturational age groups were measured and found to increase with age. Specifically, the basal level of IL-6 released from the tissue of infant (less than 2 weeks(More)
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