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Exploring the Functional Significance of the Caenorhabditis elegans VAB-1 Eph RTK and DAF-18/PTEN Tumour Suppressor Interaction
The Caenorhabditis elegans Eph RTK, VAB-1, has known roles in neuronal and epidermal morphogenesis as well as oocyte maturation through interaction with its ephrin ligands. In humans, Eph receptors are involved in nervous ...
Sensory exploitation in a sit-and-wait predator: Exploring the functions of stabilimenta in the banded garden spider, Argiope trifasciata
Attracting prey by exploiting a visual sensory bias is a common theme in stationary predators across many taxa, particularly for obligate ambush predators, such as orb-weaving spiders, because they construct complex prey ...
Effect of Colchicine on Endosperm Development in Helianthus Annuus.
Embryogenesis was observed through light and transmission electron microscopy to elucidate the role of the cytoskeleton in the cellularization of the coenocytic endosperm in Helianthus annuus. Microtubules were not seen ...
Isolation and Characterization of Plastidic Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PDH) from Castor (Ricinus communis L.)
Abstract Plant cells contain plastids, organelles dedicated to performing specific biochemical processes including photosynthesis, starch and oil biosynthesis. Fatty acid biosynthesis in oil seeds occurs in one type ...
Probing Immune Function During Aging in Adult Drosophila
Virtually all multicellular organisms rely on a highly conserved innate immune system for defense against foreign microorganisms. Innate immunity consists primarily of a humeral response that culminates in the expression ...
Evolution of the PGC-1 protein family in the control of oxidative metabolism in vertebrates
Mitochondrial biogenesis requires an intricate transcriptional coordination between the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes to establish the structural and functional components of the organelle. This coordination is paramount ...