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Following the accidental finding of inclusion bodies similar to Anaplasma platys in a stained blood smear from a cat, DNA analysis of the 16S rRNA gene was performed and 100% identity was found with different strains of A. platys. These data confirm that cats are susceptible to parasitism by A. platys.
Cancer cachexia is a muscle wasting condition that occurs in response to a malignant growth in the body. The mechanisms regulating cardiac muscle mass with cachexia are not well understood. Using the ApcMin/+ mouse model of colorectal cancer, we investigated how cachexia affects the regulation of 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK),(More)
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