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The transcription factor-encoding gene, Sox4, is expressed in a wide range of tissues and has been shown to be functionally involved in heart, B-cell and reproductive system development. Sox4 shows a high degree of sequence homology with another group C Sox gene, Sox11, which is predominantly expressed in the CNS. Since the expression of Sox4 in the CNS has(More)
Human SOX10 and mouse Sox10 have been cloned and shown to be expressed in the neural crest derivatives that contribute to formation of the peripheral nervous system during embryogenesis. Mutations in Sox10 have been identified as a cause of the Dominant megacolon mouse and Waardenburg-Shah syndrome in human, both of which include defects in the enteric(More)
Epibranchial placodes are local thickenings of the surface ectoderm, which give rise to sensory neurons of the distal cranial ganglia. The development of these placodes has remained unclear due to the lack of any definitive marker for these structures. We show here that the chick transcription factor, cSox3, is expressed in four lateral patches at the(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) induces apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines with little or no effect on normal cells. However, its effect is limited as some cancers including pancreatic cancer show de novo resistance to TRAIL induced apoptosis. In this study we report that GSK-3 inhibition using the pharmacologic(More)
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