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The epidermis is a highly organized structure, the integrity of which is central to the protection of an organism. Development and subsequent maintenance of this tissue depends critically on the intricate balance between proliferation and differentiation of a resident stem cell population; however, the signals controlling the proliferation-differentiation(More)
The ability of Klebsiella pneumoniae (NCTC, CL687/80) to produce and, in turn, excrete glutamate has been equated with the presence of a large indigenous plasmid with an apparent molecular mass in the region of 96 +/- 2 kbp (n = 6). Unlike mitomycin C, novobiocine and ethidium bromide (curing agents), the use of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) proved very(More)
In order to characterise the function of the novel fibrillar type XXVII collagen, a series of mice expressing mutant forms of the collagen were investigated. Mice harboring a glycine to cysteine substitution in the collagenous domain were phenotypically normal when heterozygote and displayed a mild disruption of growth plate architecture in the homozygous(More)
Changes in modern healthcare's provision, complexity, and workforce demands provide a compelling rationale for an increasing emphasis on leadership development at all levels of training within the medical profession. Undergraduate medical education has traditionally focused on the development of clinical acumen with little emphasis on the development of(More)
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