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Seed performance after dispersal is highly dependent on parental environmental cues, especially during seed formation and maturation. Here we examine which environmental factors are the most dominant in this respect and whether their effects are dependent on the genotypes under investigation. We studied the influence of light intensity, photoperiod,(More)
Cell-based therapy after myocardial infarction (MI) is a promising therapeutic option but the relevant cell subsets and dosage requirements are poorly defined. We hypothesized that cell therapy for myocardial infarction is improved by ex vivo expansion and high-dose transplantation of defined hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). Since beta-catenin(More)
In this study we have analysed the influence of temperature and time of storage and of repeated freezing on procalcitonin plasma concentrations ex vivo. We have also analysed the difference of procalcitonin concentrations in arterial or venous blood samples and the influence of different anticoagulation techniques on procalcitonin concentrations (serum,(More)
The transcription factor Oct4 (Pou5f1) is a critical regulator of pluripotency in embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. Therefore, Oct4 expression might identify somatic stem cell populations with inherent multipotent potential or a propensity for facilitated reprogramming. However, analysis of Oct4 expression is confounded by Oct4 pseudogenes or(More)
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