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Although diverse biological disciplines employ the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a highly efficient laboratory model system, little is known about its natural history. We investigated its evolutionary past using 10 polymorphic trinucleotide and tetranucleotide microsatellites, derived from across the whole genome. These microsatellites were analyzed(More)
A growing number of research consortia are now focused on generating antibodies and recombinant antibody fragments that target the human proteome. A particularly valuable application for these binding molecules would be their use inside a living cell, e.g., for imaging or functional intervention. Animal-derived antibodies must be brought into the cell(More)
Vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) is involved in the recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory sites. In this study we present the first functional knockdown of VCAM-1 using an ER retained antibody construct. We generated a knockdown construct encoding the VCAM-1 specific single chain variable fragment scFv6C7.1 fused to the C-terminal ER retention(More)
BACKGROUND Although p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is the first neurotrophin receptor isolated, its diverse physiological functions and signaling have remained elusive for many years. Loss-of-function phenotypic analyses for p75NTR were mainly focused at the genetic level; however these approaches were impacted by off-target effect, insufficient(More)
The coordinated collaboration between public culture collections within the MIRRI infrastructure will support research and development in the field of academic as well as industrial biotechnology. Researchers working with microorganisms using the envisioned MIRRI portal will have facilitated access to microbial resources, associated data and expertise. By(More)
Microbial resources have been recognized as essential raw materials for the advancement of health and later for biotechnology, agriculture, food technology and for research in the life sciences, as their enormous abundance and diversity offer an unparalleled source of unexplored solutions. Microbial domain biological resource centres (mBRC) provide live(More)
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