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Epithelial and ectomesenchymal role of the type I TGF-beta receptor ALK5 during facial morphogenesis and palatal fusion.
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) proteins play important roles in morphogenesis of many craniofacial tissues; however, detailed biological mechanisms of TGF-beta action, particularly inExpand
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Palatal fusion - where do the midline cells go? A review on cleft palate, a major human birth defect.
Formation of the palate, the organ that separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity, is a developmental process characteristic to embryos of higher vertebrates. Failure in this process results inExpand
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Authorship Conflicts: A Study of Awareness of Authorship Criteria among Academic Plastic Surgeons
Background: Authorship is an important yardstick in academic medicine. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of authorship conflicts among academic plastic surgeons and determine anyExpand
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Airway Management in Pierre Robin Sequence: The Vancouver Classification
Background: Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is a triad of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and respiratory distress. There is no standard clinical classification used in the management of neonatal airway inExpand
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The readability of the past in early Chinese historiography
The past becomes readable when we can tell stories and make arguments about it. When we can tell more than one story or make divergent arguments, the readability of the past then becomes an issue.Expand
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Enchantment and Disenchantment: Love and Illusion in Chinese Literature
In a famous episode of the eighteenth-century masterpiece The Dream of the Red Chamber, the goddess Disenchantment introduces the hero, Pao-yu, to the splendors and dangers of the Illusory Realm ofExpand
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Classical Chinese Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic: Selections from the Third to the Tenth Century
In Chinese literary history, the Six Dynasties (317-588) and the T'ang (618-906) were the great creative times for the production of supernatural and fantastic stories in the classical language. ThisExpand
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Gardens and Illusions from Late Ming to Early Qing
Noting that gardens are closely tied with various art forms and genres and yet have very real social and sometimes economic functions, Wai-Yee Li ruminates on the boundaries between representationsExpand
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Plasminogen activator/plasmin system: A major player in wound healing?
The role of the plasminogen activator/plasmin system in fibrinolysis has been well established. Indeed, clinicians worldwide have successfully utilized recombinant tissue‐type plasminogen activatorExpand
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Signaling through Tgf-β type I receptor Alk5 is required for upper lip fusion
Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is one of the most common congenital malformations in newborns. While numerous studies on secondary palatogenesis exist, data regarding normal upper lipExpand
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