Matthias Jacobs

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The visceral musculature of Drosophila larvae comprises circular visceral muscles tightly interwoven with longitudinal visceral muscles. During myogenesis, the circular muscles arise by one-to-one fusion of a circular visceral founder cell (FC) with a visceral fusion-competent myoblast (FCM) from the trunk visceral mesoderm, and longitudinal muscles arise(More)
The vascular endothelium, in response to pulsatile flow and vasoactive agents including acetylcholine, secretes the endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF), a substance which regulates vascular tone. Recent interest in EDRF has focused on its possible dysfunction in atherosclerosis. In animal models of the disease, endothelium-dependent relaxation is(More)
OBJECTIVES Endothelial dysfunction is a primary event in systemic sclerosis; however, the aetiology of events and the role of nitric oxide (NO) is still unclear. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether there are abnormalities in NO metabolism in plasma from patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and in the pathogenesis of systemic(More)
By means of an indirect immunofluorescence technique with the use of monoclonal antibodies, the location of the presumptive auxin transport carrier of pea stem tissue was identified in the plasma membranes at the basal ends of parenchyma cells sheathing the vascular bundles. The results represent what is believed to be the first direct evidence for the(More)
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