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Impaired colonization of the gonads by primordial germ cells in mice lacking a chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are the founders of sperm or oocytes. PGCs migrate through the tissues of the embryos and colonize the gonads during development. However, the cytokines essential forExpand
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Defect of CARD9 Leads to Impaired Accumulation of Gamma Interferon-Producing Memory Phenotype T Cells in Lungs and Increased Susceptibility to Pulmonary Infection with Cryptococcus neoformans
ABSTRACT Caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) is an adaptor molecule signal that is critical for NF-κB activation and is triggered through C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), which areExpand
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Increased levels of IAA are required for system 2 ethylene synthesis causing fruit softening in peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch)
The fruit of melting-flesh peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) cultivars produce high levels of ethylene caused by high expression of PpACS1 (an isogene of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acidExpand
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Amphiregulin Production by Human Eosinophils
Background: Amphiregulin (AREG) plays critical roles in mammary gland development, immune responses against nematode infection, and mucous production in the lung. Since remarkable eosinophilExpand
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Cell wall modifications during softening in melting type peach “Akatsuki” and non-melting type peach “Mochizuki”
Abstract Cell wall polysaccharides were sequentially extracted from the melting peach cultivar “Akatsuki” [Prunus persica L. Batsh] and the non-melting peach cultivar “Mochizuki” withExpand
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Increased expression of CysLT2 receptors in the lung of asthmatic mice and role in allergic responses.
Compared with CysLT1 receptors, the functional role of CysLT2 receptors in asthma has not been clarified. The purpose of this study was to determine 1) whether CysLT2 receptors are expressed in theExpand
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Use of hybrid chitosan membranes and human mesenchymal stem cells from the Wharton jelly of umbilical cord for promoting nerve regeneration in an axonotmesis rat model★
Many studies have been dedicated to the development of scaffolds for improving post-traumatic nerve regeneration. The goal of this study was to assess the effect on nerve regeneration, associating aExpand
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Apple ethylene receptor protein concentrations are affected by ethylene, and differ in cultivars that have different storage life
Ethylene plays a crucial role in apple fruit ripening. Ethylene receptors have been identified and are known to be negative regulators of ethylene signalling. We examined ethylene receptors MdERS1Expand
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Transformation of Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) and Trifoliate Orange (Poncirus trifoliata) with a Synthetic Gene Encoding the Human Epidermal Growth Factor (hEGF)
Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) and trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) were trans- formed with a chemically synthesized gene encoding the human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) under the controlExpand
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Cell wall modification during development of mealy texture in the stony-hard peach Odoroki treated with propylene
Abstract The melting peach cultivar “Akatsuki” [ Prunus persica L. Batsh] develops melting texture during ripening, but the stony-hard peach cultivar “Odoroki”, softens and develops a mealy textureExpand
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