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Volume 3 (2); 2007

Research Paper

The Environmental-Endocrine Basis of Gynandromorphism (Intersex) in a Crustacean
Allen W. Olmstead, Gerald A. LeBlanc
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 77-84
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A complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Asian black bear Sichuan subspecies (Ursus thibetanus mupinensis)
Wan-ru Hou, Yu Chen, Xia Wu, Jin-chu Hu, Zheng-song Peng, Jung Yang, Zong-xiang Tang, Cai-Quan Zhou, Yu-ming Li, Shi-kui Yang, Yu-jie Du, Ling-lu Kong, Zheng-long Ren, Huai-yu Zhang, Su-rong Shuai
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 85-90
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Mouse 24p3 Protein Has an Effect on L929 Cell Viability
Pei-Tzu Li, Ying-Chu Lee, Namasivayam Elangovan, Sin-Tak Chu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 100-107
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Essential role of Elovl4 in very long chain fatty acid synthesis, skin permeability barrier function, and neonatal survival
D. Joshua Cameron, Zongzhong Tong, Zhenglin Yang, Jack Kaminoh, Shin Kamiyah, Haoyu Chen, Jiexi Zeng, Yali Chen, Ling Luo, Kang Zhang
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 111-119
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Depletion of ceramides with very long chain fatty acids causes defective skin permeability barrier function, and neonatal lethality in ELOVL4 deficient mice
Wenmei Li, Roger Sandhoff, Mari Kono, Patricia Zerfas, Vickie Hoffmann, Bryan Char-Hoa Ding, Richard L. Proia, Chu-Xia Deng
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 120-128
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Short Research Communication

Role of TAB1 in nitric oxide-induced p38 activation in insulin-producing cells
Natalia Makeeva, Godfried M. Roomans, Nils Welsh
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 71-76
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Technical Report

RNAi-based conditional gene knockdown in mice using a U6 promoter driven vector
Vivek Shukla, Xavier Coumoul, Chu-Xia Deng
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 91-99
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Letter To The Editor

Application of Nanotechnology in Cancer Research: Review of Progress in the National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology
Beeta Ehdaie
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2007, 3: 108-110
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