Martin Kragl

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During limb regeneration adult tissue is converted into a zone of undifferentiated progenitors called the blastema that reforms the diverse tissues of the limb. Previous experiments have led to wide acceptance that limb tissues dedifferentiate to form pluripotent cells. Here we have reexamined this question using an integrated GFP transgene to track the(More)
Tail regeneration in urodeles requires the coordinated growth and patterning of the regenerating tissues types, including the spinal cord, cartilage and muscle. The dorsoventral (DV) orientation of the spinal cord at the amputation plane determines the DV patterning of the regenerating spinal cord as well as the patterning of surrounding tissues such as(More)
The beta-cells of the islets of Langerhans are embedded in a dense capillary network. The blood vessels supply the islet cells with nutrients and oxygen, and in turn take up the secreted islet hormones to deliver them to target tissues. In addition, vessels provide a basement membrane, which optimizes islet function. In this review we focus on the dynamic(More)
Cold Spring Harb Protoc; Martin Kragl and Elly M. Tanaka Limb and Tail Amputation (Ambystoma mexicanum) Axolotl Service Email Alerting click here. Receive free email alerts when new articles cite this article Categories Subject Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. Browse articles on similar topics from (882 articles) Laboratory Organisms, general (291 articles)(More)
Clinical treatment of diabetic patients by islet transplantation faces various complications. At present, in vitro expansion of islets occurs at the cost of their essential features, which are insulin production and release. However, the recent discovery of blood vessel/beta-cell interactions as an important aspect of insulin transcription, secretion, and(More)
Appropriate infection models are imperative for the understanding of pathogens like mycoplasmas that are known for their strict host and tissue specificity, and lack of suitable cell and small animal models has hindered pathogenicity studies. This is particularly true for the economically important group of ruminant mycoplasmas whose virulence factors need(More)
Tyrosinases catalyze two initial reaction steps in the formation of melanin. Purification of tyrosinases had always been a process accompanied with various problems caused by enzymatic browning processes. Here, an approach is presented for the purification of the latent enzyme from mushrooms which averts and removes interfering compounds (e.g. polyphenols)(More)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) acts as a strong radiation protecting agent in Escherichia coli bacteria (AB1157) in aerated media. This ability is reinforced by the addition of vitamin C. Under the influence of gamma-radiation, vitamin B2 completely suppresses the cytostatic activity of mitomycin C (MMC). In the presence of both vitamins, B2 and C, MMC is(More)
ase, for which we have identified several potential candidate genes. Inactivating H,K-ATPase activity with the highly potent and specific inhibitor, SCH-28080 (SCH), is sufficient to block regeneration of visible anterior structures in cut fragments. Marker analysis confirms a lack of anterior development, but without any duplication of posterior(More)