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Volume 8 (2); 2012

Research Paper

The Olfactory Co-receptor Orco from the Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria) and the Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria): Identification and Expression pattern
Ying Yang, Jürgen Krieger, Long Zhang, Heinz Breer
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 159-170. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.159
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The Murine Caecal MicroRNA Signature Depends on the Presence of the Endogenous Microbiota
Natasha Singh, Elize A. Shirdel, Levi Waldron, Regan-Heng Zhang, Igor Jurisica, Elena M. Comelli
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 171-186. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.171
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Contrasting Cellularity and Fatty Acid Composition in Fat Depots from Alentejana and Barrosã Bovine Breeds Fed High and Low Forage Diets
Ana S.H. Costa, Paula A. Lopes, Marta Estevão, Susana V. Martins, Susana P. Alves, Rui M.A. Pinto, Hugo Pissarra, Jorge J. Correia, Mário Pinho, Carlos M.G.A. Fontes, José A.M. Prates
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 214-227. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.214
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Simvastatin Modulates Remodeling of Kv4.3 Expression in Rat Hypertrophied Cardiomyocytes
Feifei Su, Miaoqian Shi, Zhiqiang Yan, Dongbo Ou, Juntang Li, Zifan Lu, Qiangsun Zheng
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 236-248. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.236
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Interleukin-22 Ameliorates Cerulein-Induced Pancreatitis in Mice by Inhibiting the Autophagic Pathway
Dechun Feng, Ogyi Park, Svetlana Radaeva, Hua Wang, Shi Yin, Xiaoni Kong, Mingquan Zheng, Sam Zakhari, Jay K. Kolls, Bin Gao
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 249-257. doi:10.7150/ijbs.3967
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Measurement of Hepatic Protein Fractional Synthetic Rate with Stable Isotope Labeling Technique in Thapsigargin Stressed HepG2 Cells
Juquan Song, Xiao-jun Zhang, Darren Boehning, Natasha C. Brooks, David N. Herndon, Marc G. Jeschke
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 265-271. doi:10.7150/ijbs.3660
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Short Research Communication

The Adhesion Modulating Properties of Tenascin-W
Florence Brellier, Enrico Martina, Matthias Chiquet, Jacqueline Ferralli, Michael van der Heyden, Gertraud Orend, Johannes C. Schittny, Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann, Richard P. Tucker
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 187-194. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.187
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Activated β-catenin Forces N2A Cell-derived Neurons Back to Tumor-like Neuroblasts and Positively Correlates with a Risk for Human Neuroblastoma
Feng Zhi, Guangming Gong, Yan Xu, Yan Zhu, Die Hu, Yilin Yang, Yiqiao Hu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 289-297. doi:10.7150/ijbs.3520
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Review

TGFβ Signaling and Cardiovascular Diseases
Evangelia Pardali, Peter ten Dijke
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 195-213. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.195
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The Pro-inflammatory Role of TGFβ1: A Paradox?
Gangwen Han, Fulun Li, Tej Pratap Singh, Peter Wolf, Xiao-Jing Wang
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 228-235. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.228
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TGF-β and BMP Signaling in Osteoblast Differentiation and Bone Formation
Guiqian Chen, Chuxia Deng, Yi-Ping Li
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 272-288. doi:10.7150/ijbs.2929
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Mini-review

An Updated Nomenclature for Keratin-Associated Proteins (KAPs)
Hua Gong, Huitong Zhou, Grant W. McKenzie, Zhidong Yu, Stefan Clerens, Jolon M. Dyer, Jeffrey E. Plowman, Mathew W. Wright, Reena Arora, C. Simon Bawden, Yulin Chen, Jinquan Li, Jonathan G. H. Hickford
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2012; 8(2): 258-264. doi:10.7150/ijbs.3278
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