Fibroblast growth factor

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  • Achondroplasia Case Study

    Introduction The predominant disease that mutant FGFR3 (fibroblast growth factor receptor 3) gene causes is Achondroplasia. Furthermore, Achondroplasia means the absence of chondrocyte formation in bones. Additionally, the transformation of chondrocytes into bone cells is prevalent in the limbs as well as the facial bones of humans (1). Therefore, the predominant symptom of Achondroplasia is bone growth retardation and is found in the limbs as well as facial bones. The majority of people diagnosed with Achondroplasia have parents that are genotypically and phenotypically normal for the FGFR3 gene; moreover, this means that the FGFR3 mutation was not inherited from the parents but arose as a de novo mutation. However, once diagnosed with Achondroplasia…

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  • Case Study Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    IPF fibroblasts naturally express higher levels of PDGFR and FGFR than the controls. The proliferative effects of PDFG-BB and bFGF, along with VEGF, were curtailed by the drug. MMPs are endopeptidases that degrade proteins of the ECM, and TIMP are their inhibitors. As expected, treatment enhanced the expression of pro-MMP-2 protein and repressed the expression of the TIMP-2 protein. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a stimulator of collagen production and upregulates collagens in…

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  • The Importance Of Combating Alzheimer's

    exercise is the only weapon that can defeat it. It is important to note that even though Alzheimer’s takes your memory it also does much more than that. This type of disease can change your behavior altogether changing you into a person you may have never been before. The change in behavior is noticed among those closest to you because it is the type of change that is not noticeable to the person with Alzheimer’s. According to the article by Radak, “Exercise has the capability of significantly…

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  • Summary: When Life Gives HOPE

    When Life Gives HOPE! Everyone who has their dream has found their hope from factors they felt. Junior, a boy in The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian had experienced several factor shaping worldviews, but in the end even though some of his Spokane Tribe resented him for leaving, and he lost some people he truly cared about, he was about to find hope through the love and struggles he had come upon. Family support, race, education and friendship can contribute whether or not people can…

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  • Power Enhancement Agreement Case Analysis

    On May 25, 2016, the Manager met with YCWA General Manager Curt Aikens to discuss finalizing the Power Enhancement Agreement. Consistent with the previous meeting with the YCWA POD Committee, the Agency does not wish to explore the splitting of Gross Revenue and is citing several factors as the cause. The first is the 1990 Agreement that created the groundwork for the 2016 Agreement. The second, and perhaps most critical to each of our interests, is the growing prospect of other entities…

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  • Court Of Trial : The Sentencing Of Tom Mobey

    On the 8th of November I visited Oxford crown court; whilst I had previously attended various levels of courts to witness trials, I had never watched a sentencing. Therefore, intrigued to see the process, I decided to watch the sentencing of Tom Mobey. Immediately upon entering the courtroom I noticed a very different atmosphere to trial, one that was much more private and personal. There was a limited number of people in court: just the two opposing counsel, a clerk, the defendant and his…

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  • Paypal Compare And Contrast Essay

    The degree to which internet business has matured and is constantly developing around the world with new innovations and technologies. The internet business and other plat-forms is continually developing and growing in a rapid speed. The main source of growth and development is innovation. Both PayPal and NTT provide great examples of large firms attempting to recreate themselves as innovative digital companies. These companies are focussed on keeping up with development and growth via…

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  • Good Ethos: Honesty Or Trustful?

    With Fox news being one of the main standout news broadcasters throughout the country and the world; however, they try to persuade and manipulate their audience into their perspective of "the real" news. Hence, this is one of the best examples of a bad ethos and how ethos can be used in various different ways. Ethos, a Greek word explained and demonstrated by a Greek philosopher Aristotle, means to show credibility and honesty within ones work or argument. Thus, with the examples "The O 'Reilly…

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  • Renewable Energy Research Paper

    Renewable Energy Sources At the beginning of the 21st century, mankind started using new technologies in order to harvest energy from environmental sources other than fossil fuels and natural gases. These environmental energy sources include solar, wind, water, biomass, and geothermal. These sources are more commonly known as renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is a theoretically inexhaustible energy source. It is an energy source that is not depleted when used. A good way to look at a…

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  • Type B Hemophilia Case Study

    Introduction Originating from the Greek words ‘haima’, meaning blood, and ‘philia’, meaning friend, hemophilia is a medical condition in which the individual lacks a certain clotting factor which prevents bleeding as a result of injury. In order of rarity from most to least, it features type A, B and C hemophilia and various severity levels. Type A hemophilia consists of 90% of cases, in which the individual lacks clotting factor VIII and 70% of patients have a severe level of hemophilia.…

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