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Cell biology

Cell biology is about the structure, function and regulation of cells and interactions between cells in tissues and organs.

There are 21 pages tagged with Cell biology:

Wood properties affect the efficiency of nanocellulose extraction

Nanocellulose forms the basis of many novel materials and is used already now for a wide range of different applications. Anne Bünder, PhD student in Totte Niittylä’s group, investigated how wood

Mast cells in an atopic dermatitis mouse model

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex, often lifelong allergic disease with severe pruritus affecting around 10% of both humans and dogs. To investigate the role of mast cells (MCs) and MC-specific

Calicivirus in Swedish cats

Background Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common cause of upper respiratory tract disease in cats worldwide. Its characteristically high mutation rate leads to escape from the humoral immune response

Altered metabolism in overweight dogs

Background Obese dogs risk poor life quality, creating a need for increased knowledge of metabolism in overweight dogs. Objectives Investigate postprandial metabolic and hormonal responses to a

New method for cancer treatment surveillance in dogs

Thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) is a DNA precursor enzyme whose expression is closely correlated with cell proliferation and cell turnover. Sensitive serum TK1 activity assays have been used for monitoring

A refined oral glucose tolerance test for pigs

Diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide and reliable animal models are important for progression of the research field. The pig is a commonly used large animal model in diabetes research and the

Elevated glucose levels promote matrix repair

Chondrocytes are responsible for remodeling and maintaining the structural and functional integrity of the cartilage extracellular matrix. Because of the absence of a vascular supply, chondrocytes

Risk factors for incorrect test results examined

Interfering antibodies in human serum and plasma are known to react with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and cause false‐positive test results. Although this phenomenon was recently shown in

Effect of seminal plasma on bovine endometrial epithelium

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of seminal plasma (SP) from bulls of known fertility on bovine endometrial epithelial cells (bEEC) in culture. The bEEC from passage 5,

Melatonin and IL-25 induce apoptosis in mammary tumors

Melatonin has oncostatic actions and IL-25 is active in inflammatory processes that induce apoptosis in tumor cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate melatonin and IL-25 in metastatic (CF-41)

MicroRNA indicate metastasis in canine mammary cancer

MicroRNAs may act as oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes, which make these small molecules potential diagnostic/prognostic factors and targets for anticancer therapies. Several common oncogenic

Evaluation of hematology instrument shows shortages

Erroneous neutrophil and lymphocyte counts from analysis of feline blood samples were transferred directly into the hospital information system from the ProCyte Dx hematology instrument in our