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Catabolite repression control (Crc) gene and Pseudomonas virulence
The present invention relates to a method of screening for compounds that inhibit the virulence of Pseudomonas bacteria and comprises the steps of: providing a culture medium comprising Pseudomonas bacteria, administering ...
Gamma Protocadherin Expression in the Embryonic Chick Nervous System
(East Carolina University, 2007)
Protocadherin gamma (pcdh-gamma) family expression was examined in the embryonic chick central nervous system by in situ hybridization. Transcripts were visualized in discrete regions of fore-, mid-, and hindbrain at stages ...
Footprints in the sand: independent reduction of subdigital lamellae in the Namib–Kalahari burrowing geckos
(East Carolina University, 2006-04-07)
Many desert organisms exhibit convergence, and certain physical factors such as windblown sands have generated remarkably similar ecomorphs across divergent lineages. The burrowing geckos Colopus, Chondrodactylus and ...
Molecular phylogenetic evidence for a mimetic radiation in Peruvian poison frogs supports a Müllerian mimicry hypothesis.
(East Carolina University, 2001-12-07)
Examples of Müllerian mimicry, in which resemblance between unpalatable species confers mutual benefit, are rare in vertebrates. Strong comparative evidence for mimicry is found when the colour and pattern of a single ...
Simultaneous Positive and Purifying Selection on Overlapping Reading Frames of the tat and vpr Genes of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
(East Carolina University, 2001-09)
Tat-specific cytotoxic T cells have previously been shown to exert positive Darwinian selection favoring amino acid replacements of an epitope of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The region of the tat gene encoding ...
Versican Expression during Synovial Joint Morphogenesis
(East Carolina University, 2007-09)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a critical role in governing cell behavior and phenotype during limb skeletogenesis. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (Cspgs) are highly expressed in the ECM of precartilage mesenchymal ...
Inbreeding Depression and Mixed Mating in Leptosiphon jepsonii: A Comparison of Three Populations
(East Carolina University, 2006-08)
Background and Aims: Inbreeding depression is thought to play a central role in the evolution and maintenance of cross-fertilization. Theory indicates that inbreeding depression can be purged with self-fertilization, ...
RDX Induces Aberrant Expression of MicroRNAs in Mouse Brain and Liver
(East Carolina University, 2009-02)
Background: Although microRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to play an important role in many biological and metabolic processes, their functions in animal response to environmental toxicant exposure are largely unknown. ...
Posttranslational modifications in the CP43 subunit of photosystem II
(East Carolina University, 2002-11-12)
Photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes the light-driven oxidation of water and the reduction of plastoquinone; the oxidation of water occurs at a cluster of four manganese. The PSII CP43 subunit functions in light ...
RDX and miRNA Expression: Zhang and Pan Respond
(East Carolina University, 2009-03)