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Unlike mammals, the CNS of the medicinal leech can regenerate damaged neurites, thus restoring neural functions. Our group recently demonstrated that the injured leech nerve cord is able to mount an(More)
A highly conserved ortholog of the human complex p43/endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide II (EMAPII) was characterized in the CNS of the leech Hirudo medicinalis. As observed in mammals, the(More)
Social life is prone to invasion by microorganisms, and binding of ferric ions by transferrin is an efficient strategy to restrict their access to iron. In this study, we isolated cDNA and genomic(More)