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FGF-3 has been implicated in the development of the hindbrain and otocyst in vertebrate embryos. Since the chicken embryo offers a favourable system in which to study the development of these structures, we have isolated and characterised cDNAs for chicken Fgf-3 and determined its pattern of expression in chick embryos from stage 3 (primitive streak) to(More)
The traditional image of interactive entertainment - games that reduce players' physical involvement to moving a joy stick - is obsolete. Games researchers and designers are already integrating complex movement into games. Location-based games involve body movements beyond figural space - that is, beyond the space of computer screens and small 3D objects.(More)
Six new non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines were established directly from human tissue or indirectly via nude mouse xenografts in serum-supplemented media with success rates of 8% and 13%, respectively. They comprised one adenocarcinoma (ADLC-5M2), two squamous cell carcinomas (EPLC-32M1, EPLC-65H), two large cell carcinomas (LCLC-97TM1,(More)
The presumed open reading frame for mouse FGF3, starting at the most 5' AUG codon, predicts a hydrophobic N-terminus characteristic of a signal peptide for secretion. However, in reticulocyte lysates and transfected COS-1 cells, the full-length Fgf-3 cDNA is translated almost exclusively from an upstream CUG codon. The resultant products are distributed in(More)
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are pericytes of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and activation of HSC into a myofibroblast-like phenotype (called transdifferentiation) is involved in several hepatic disease processes including neovascularization during liver metastasis, chronic and acute liver injury. While early smooth muscle cell (SMC)(More)
fgf3 has been implicated in the embryonic and fetal development of the mouse and as an oncogene in murine breast cancer. We describe a procedure to purify the product of the mouse fgf3 gene and show it to be a potent mitogen for some epithelial cell lines. Using a receptor binding competition assay, Fgf3 was shown to bind with high affinity to the IIIb(More)
We report the isolation and characterization of genomic and cDNA clones encoding zebrafish fibroblast growth factor 3 (FGF3). An initial cDNA clone was generated by PCR amplification using degenerate oligo primers corresponding to a conserved region of protein found in the mouse and human homologues. Screening a cDNA library made from 30-33-h-old zebrafish(More)
The possible expression and secretion of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines was investigated and compared with possible IGFBP expression by primary NSCLC tumours. Cells growing under serum-free conditions released binding proteins with apparent molecular masses of 26-43 kD when analysed by a(More)
We showed recently that insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP)-1, -2 and -3 are differentially expressed in lung cancer and permanent lung cancer cell lines. Elevated levels of IGF binding capacity in serum of lung cancer patients were also reported. The function and tissue specificity of IGFBP are still obscure but they are probably local(More)
The <i>games with a purpose</i> paradigm proposed by Luis von Ahn [9] is a new approach for game design where useful but boring tasks, like labeling a random image found in the web, are packed within a game to make them entertaining. But there are not only large numbers of internet users that can be used as voluntary data producers but legions of mobile(More)