104 results found
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Sox10-dependent neural crest origin of olfactory microvillous neurons in zebrafish

    Ankur Saxena et al.
    Sensory neurons in the olfactory system develop from two different regions of the ectoderm, the olfactory placode and the cranial neural crest, whereas sensory neurons within the eye and ear develop from just one region.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Contributions of mast cells and vasoactive products, leukotrienes and chymase, to dengue virus-induced vascular leakage

    Ashley L St John et al.
    Proteins produced by mast cells modulate the permeability of blood vessels, and may determine whether patients infected with dengue virus develop life-threatening complications.
    1. Neuroscience

    Frizzled3 controls axonal development in distinct populations of cranial and spinal motor neurons

    Zhong L Hua et al.
    The signaling molecule Frizzled3 plays a part in the development of the nervous system by controlling the ability of motor neurons to form connections with distant target muscles.
    1. Cell Biology

    miR-146a promotes the initiation and progression of melanoma by activating Notch signaling

    Matteo Forloni et al.
    The microRNA, miR-146a, is regulated by mutant BRAF/NRAS proteins, and promotes the development of melanoma via increasing Notch signaling pathway, suggesting that combining drugs targeting BRAF/NRAS and Notch may provide an effective melanoma treatment.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    The neural crest is a source of mesenchymal stem cells with specialized hematopoietic stem cell niche function

    Joan Isern et al.
    Developing long bones contain distinct mesenchymal stem-cell populations derived from mesoderm and neural crest, which have specialized functions in skeleton formation and the establishment of the hematopoietic stem-cell niche, respectively.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    An intracellular anion channel critical for pigmentation

    Nicholas W Bellono et al.
    Oculocutaneous albinism II (OCA2) contributes to a melanosome-specific anion channel that modulates organellar pH and is critical for melanin synthesis.
  1. Getting under the skin: an interview with Elena Oancea

    Elena Oancea is a tenure-track assistant professor with her own group at Brown University, where she explores the biology of skin pigmentation and the skin’s responses to light. When she is not a scientist, she is a mother but, as her children tell her, more often than not she is both.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    A kinase-independent function of AKT promotes cancer cell survival

    Igor Vivanco et al.
    The oncogenic potential of the serine threonine kinase AKT is not exclusively dependent on catalytic activity, but also involves the non-catalytic function of the pleckstrin homology domain.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Angiopoietin-like proteins stimulate HSPC development through interaction with notch receptor signaling

    Michelle I Lin et al.
    Angiopoietin-like proteins signal through notch via receptor interaction and can regulate Notch cleavage/activation.

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