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Formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (FPG) catalyzes the initial steps in the repair of DNA containing oxidized purines. Two cDNA clones from Arabidopsis thaliana encoding homologs of bacterial FPG have previously been described. We now report that there are at least five additional variants of FPG mRNA in Arabidopsis, each apparently produced from the same(More)
Dense granules of platelets contain a high content of diadenosine 5',5'''-P1,P4-tetraphosphate (Ap4A). We have previously demonstrated an antithrombotic effect of this compound in a live rabbit model. In the present study we find that certain synthetic Ap4A analogues are superior to Ap4A in inhibiting ADP-induced aggregation of human platelets. Analogues(More)
Formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (FPG) catalyzes the initial steps in the repair of DNA containing oxidized purines. Two complementary DNA clones encoding homologs of bacterial FPG, designated Atfpg-1 and Atfpg-2, have been isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana. They are products of alternative splicing of the transcript of a single gene. Proteins encoded(More)
Response time, or latency, is increasingly being used to provide information about neural decision processes. LATER (Linear Approach to Threshold with Ergodic Rate) is a quasi-Bayesian model of decision-making, with the additional feature that it introduces a degree of gratuitous randomisation into the decision process. It has had some success in predicting(More)
Adipogenesis, the development from preadipocytes or mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to mature adipocytes, is regulated by a network of signaling pathways and transcription factors. The involvement of Notch signaling and its effector HES1 in adipogenesis has been investigated in several studies with conflicting results. The underlying mechanisms remain unclear(More)
A sex health information class was introduced to almost 100 students at Capital Normal University. The late Premier Zhou Enlai had suggested sex health education for adolescents in 1963. Although the State Education Commission issued several circulars regarding the development of an educational program about puberty for middle schools, the directives were(More)
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