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Successful adaptation of fluorescence-activated cell sorting for use with coral cells opens up new possibilities in understanding the cellular stress response and other immunological activity in this non-model and conservationally important species.

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    Aging of mesenchymal stem cell in vitro

    Mandana Mohyeddin Bonab, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fatemeh Talebian, Syed Hamid Ghaffari, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Behrouz Nikbin

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Connexin26 mutations and KID syndrome

This micrograph shows a cell with a D50Y mutation in connexin26. Cx26 protein (red) and golgin-97 (green) colocalize more frequently than in wildtype cells. D50Y and I30N mutations result in the formation of aberrant hemichannels that might elevate intracellular calcium levels, which may contribute to the hyperproliferative epidermal phenotypes of KID syndrome.

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