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Cadherins in maternal-foetal interactions: red queen with a green beard?
(East Carolina University, 2005-03-22)
Cadherins are homophilic cell surface adhesion proteins, some of which mediate interactions between maternal and foetal tissues during mammalian pregnancy. David Haig suggested that these proteins may exhibit ‘green-beard ...
Adaptive evolution of genes underlying schizophrenia
(East Carolina University, 2007-11-22)
Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary-genetic paradox because it exhibits strongly negative fitness effects and high heritability, yet it persists at a prevalence of approximately 1% across all human cultures. Recent theory ...