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PURPOSE The present study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effects of topically applied bone marrow (BM) cells and CD117-positive haematopoietic stem (CD117(+)) cells on alkali-induced corneal ulcers. METHODS Bone marrow cells and CD117(+) cells were isolated from syngenic mice and labelled with an intracellular cell tracer. Defined corneal(More)
The activity of two peptidases was determined in immortalized lines of thymic stromal cells. A line of total stromal cells (T-TG-St) was grown from transgenic mouse expressing temperature-sensitive SV40 T antigen under the control of the regulatory elements of the mouse major histocompatibility complex class I gene. From these cells we isolated a subset(More)
Heat shock protein (HSP) 70 is aberrantly expressed in different malignancies and has emerged as a promising new target for anticancer therapy. Here, we analyzed the in vitro antileukemic effects of pifithrin-μ (PFT-μ), an inhibitor of inducible HSP70, in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cell lines, as well as in primary(More)
Follistatin was originally described as an ovarian polypeptide hormone able to suppress pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) secretion in in vitro systems. We have isolated rat ovarian follistatin cDNA clones and used these to investigate the possibility that decidual tissue expresses the follistatin gene. We found that the follistatin gene is(More)
ADAM17 (a disintegrin and metallopeptidase domain 17) is crucial for eye morphogenesis. In this study we analysed the expression pattern of ADAM17 during mouse eye development. ADAM17 expression in adult retina was examined using the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and verification of the RT-PCR products by DNA sequencing.(More)
The Rho GTPase activating protein (RhoGAP) Oligophrenin 1 (Ophn1) regulates numerous members of the Rho family that are involved in neuronal morphogenesis of the central and peripheral nervous system. In the present study we investigated the spatial and temporal expression of Ophn1 in the mouse eye. The expression of Ophn1 was analysed on both mRNA and(More)
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