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asked How does a TOPflash/FOPflash assay work to detect beta-catenin protein expression?
Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Apr
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accepted What metabolic activities are performed by a developing human fetus's liver?
Mar
26
comment What metabolic activities are performed by a developing human fetus's liver?
Thanks for the Google Books link ("develops its typical functions"). I was most curious about whether the fetal liver functions in response to nutrients obtained through the placenta, but this is the most informative source I've seen so far. Thank you!
Mar
23
comment Do kidneys have the enzyme 3-ketoacyl-CoA transferase?
This article's abstract says that 3-ketoacid-CoA transferase was found in the kidney: nature.com/pr/journal/v42/n4/abs/pr19972518a.html
Mar
23
asked What metabolic activities are performed by a developing human fetus's liver?
Mar
16
comment What is the biological mechanism underlying caffeine intolerance? (CYP1A2 or other?)
Yesterday I learned about this cool database linker site called biograph.be, where you can type in a gene and suspected "disease" or condition and it will generate a map showing how they've been associated in literature. Here's a start: biograph.be/concept/graph/C0006644/C1332826
Mar
16
comment Long term liquid food diet by blending/grinding all quality foods one would normaly eat, not any weight loss or prepared drinks
It would probably only be a positive thing -- ultimately, you're increasing surface area of the food particles, which is what our digestive systems try to do anyway in order to absorb the most nutrients.
Mar
16
asked If a receptor is inhibited throughout embryogenesis, could there be observable phenotypic differences in the adult?
Mar
16
awarded  Critic
Mar
2
accepted Question about cell signaling pathways (RTK, Jak-Stat, SMAD, etc)
Mar
2
accepted What prevents a pregnant woman's immune system from recognizing her fetus as nonself (and attacking)?
Mar
1
awarded  Commentator
Mar
1
comment Question about cell signaling pathways (RTK, Jak-Stat, SMAD, etc)
see my comment on the post below -- I could have done a much better job saying what I was confused about in writing this question.
Mar
1
comment Question about cell signaling pathways (RTK, Jak-Stat, SMAD, etc)
Thank you, but I do understand that -- I suppose I didn't write my question very well and I was initially confused because my book explains the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) pathway in the context of the fibroblast growth factor family of paracrine factors, because the FGF receptors are RTK's. I was wondering how much of this "sharing" takes place -- how many of these ligands use the RTK pathway? My book implies that quite a few do, but isn't explicit about which.
Mar
1
comment Question about cell signaling pathways (RTK, Jak-Stat, SMAD, etc)
In contrast to each and every one that I listed having its own distinct pathway.
Mar
1
asked Question about cell signaling pathways (RTK, Jak-Stat, SMAD, etc)
Feb
8
comment Simple diffusion of lipid-soluble molecules through phospholipid bilayer — does anything get “stuck” in transit?
Thank you -- I wasn't thinking about turnover and synthesis of new membrane lipids, and this is exactly what I needed. I thought for sure that at least theoretically a molecule could remain in between the bilayers, but I agree that the amount of this occurrence is relatively insignificant.
Feb
8
accepted Simple diffusion of lipid-soluble molecules through phospholipid bilayer — does anything get “stuck” in transit?