Marcus A F Corat

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This study examined whether focal adhesion kinase (FAK) plays a role in the differentiation of C(2)C(12) myoblasts into myotubes. Differentiation of C(2)C(12) myoblasts induced by switch to differentiation culture medium was accompanied by a transient reduction of FAK phosphorylation at Tyr-397 (to approximately 50%, at 1 and 2 h), followed by an increase(More)
Data providing direct evidence for a causative link between endothelial dysfunction, microvascular disease and diabetic end-organ damage are scarce. Here we show that activated protein C (APC) formation, which is regulated by endothelial thrombomodulin, is reduced in diabetic mice and causally linked to nephropathy. Thrombomodulin-dependent APC formation(More)
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