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Dissertation

Molecular analysis of self / nonself recognition in the urochordate Botryllus...

Transplantation immunity based on the recognition of MHC molecules is well described in vertebrates. Vertebrates, however, do not undergo transplantation reaction naturally. The phylogenetically closest group in which transplantation reactions can occur are the Urochordata. Therefore, these animals occupy...
Dissertation

Regulation of metamorphosis and the evolution of life cycles: insights...

Life histories of ancient marine invertebrates offer insight into the evolution of life cycles. The archetypal metagenetic life cycle of cnidarians alternates between sessile asexual polyps and pelagic medusa. Transition from one life form to another is triggered by environmental signals, but the molecular...
Dissertation

Characterization of the embryonic kidney development in Danio rerio and...

Joubert syndrome and Joubert syndrome and related disorders are human diseases that are characterized by brain stem and cerebellar defects but can also be accompanied by polycystic kidney disease, retinitis pigmentosa, situs inversus among other defects. It is crucial to understand the normal kidney...
Dissertation

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Identifikation
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Analyse
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Dissertation

Molecular analysis of self/non-self recognition in the hermaphroditic urochordate...

The ability to distinguish self from non-self is a fundamental feature of all metazoans allowing them to recognize potential pathogens, keep their genetic integrity and assure successful reproduction. The molecular mechanism of self/non-self recognition is completely known only for vertebrates. But how...