pedicel

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a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence

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Improved understanding of signal transduction processes in podocytes not only has increased our knowledge of the mechanisms of diseases but also identified new potential therapeutic strategies to reverse foot process effacement, limit apoptosis, and control podocyte differentiation state (see below).
A tamoxifen-inducible model of PAX2 reexpression reveals morphologic changes similar to those of human CG, with podocyte proliferation, and points toward a direct regulatory effect of both WT1 and nephrin expression as a cause of foot process effacement and proteinuria.
Inactivation of MafB results in downregulation of NPHS1, NPHS2, and CD2AP, genes that encode for critical proteins of the SD, and consequent foot process effacement.
As demonstrated by more than one animal model where nephrin or podocin is missing, defects of SD composition do not interfere with foot process formation and interdigitation, suggesting that SD formation is a phenomenon secondary to foot process formation, but the maintenance of foot process structure is dependent on SD proteins (reviewed in Kriz (27)).
Florida Biologix' in-house quality departments reside within the 23,000 square foot, state-of-the-art GMP facility, designed for multi-product bulk substance manufacturing, cell therapy product manufacturing and aseptic vial filling; an adjacent building houses the 5,000 square foot process development laboratories.
AVANT's 11,000 square foot process development and pilot manufacturing facility in Fall River, MA will support the clinical development of its portfolio of bacterial vaccines, including vaccines for biodefense, as well as continue development and product application of its patented thermo-stable preservation technology, VitriLife(R).