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Remediation of emerging environmental pollutants: A review based on advances in the uses of eco-friendly biofabricated nanomaterials.

Chemosphere 2021 Jul 15;275:129975. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnataka University, Dharwad, 580 003, Karnataka, India. Electronic address:

The increased environmental pollutants due to anthropogenic activities are posing an adverse effects and threat on various biotic forms on the planet. Heavy metals and certain organic pollutants by their toxic persistence in the environment are regarded as significant pollutants worldwide. In recent years, pollutants exist in various forms in the environment are difficult to eliminate by traditional technologies due to various drawbacks. Read More

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Cell signaling and transcription factor genes expressed during whole body regeneration in a colonial chordate.

BMC Dev Biol 2008 Oct 12;8:100. Epub 2008 Oct 12.

Faculty of Biology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Background: The restoration of adults from fragments of blood vessels in botryllid ascidians (termed whole body regeneration [WBR]) represents an inimitable event in the chordates, which is poorly understood on the mechanistic level.

Results: To elucidate mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, a subtracted EST library for early WBR stages was previously assembled, revealing 76 putative genes belonging to major signaling pathways, including Notch/Delta, JAK/STAT, protein kinases, nuclear receptors, Ras oncogene family members, G-Protein coupled receptor (GPCR) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling. RT-PCR on selected transcripts documented specific up-regulation in only regenerating fragments, pointing to a broad activation of these signaling pathways at onset of WBR. Read More

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October 2008

How do microsporidia invade cells?

Caspar Franzen

Folia Parasitol (Praha) 2005 May;52(1-2):36-40

Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany.

Microsporidia are obligate intracellular eukaryotic parasites that utilize a unique mechanism to infect host cells. One of the main characteristics of all microsporidia is that they produce spores containing an extrusion apparatus that consists of a coiled polar tube ending in an anchoring disc at the apical part of the spore. With appropriate conditions inside a suitable host, the polar tube is discharged through the thin anterior end of the spore, thereby penetrating a new host cell for inoculating the infective sporoplasm into the new host cell. Read More

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