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BACKGROUND Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental process governing not only morphogenesis in multicellular organisms, but also cancer progression. During EMT, epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) is downregulated while neural cadherin (N-cadherin) is upregulated, referred to as 'cadherin switch'. This study aimed to investigate whether(More)
Telomerase adds hexameric repeats of 5'-TTAGGG-3' termed telomeres to ends of chromosomal DNA. This enzyme has been implicated in cellular immortalization and cellular senescence. Recently, a number of relevant genes have been cloned, including these encoding three major components of human telomerase: human telomerase RNA component (hTR), human telomerase(More)
The two main questions addressed in this study were (a) what effect does yoking the relative expansion and contraction (EC) of retinal images to forward and backward head movements have on the resultant magnitude and stability of perceived depth, and (b) how does this relative EC image motion interact with the depth cues of motion parallax? Relative EC(More)
To assess the role of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) in colon cancer cell-cell adhesion, we investigated the effect of both cytokines in human colon cancer cell line, colo205 cell-cell adhesion. IL-4 receptor was expressed on the cell surface of colo205, and recombinant IL-4 inhibited colo205 cell-cell adhesion in a dose-dependent fashion(More)
Rectal prolapses are not life-threatening, however the bleeding and fecal incontinence associated with them significantly erode quality of life and can cause concern among patients' caregivers in nursing homes. Many procedures have been reported that repair rectal prolapses, and the procedure used depends on the severity of the prolapse; however, the(More)
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