Volume 3 (2005) - November 2005
Inger Olsen, Charles ffrench-Constant BMC Biology 2005, 3:25 (12 November 2005)
The equilibrium between active and inactive integrins regulates oligodendrocyte morphology and myelin sheath formation, and this equilibrium is itself regulated by intracellular and extracellular cues, possibly including laminins.
Mikhail Lipatov, Kapa Lenkov, Dmitri A Petrov, Casey M Bergman BMC Biology 2005, 3:24 (12 November 2005)
Less than 1% of Drosophila transcripts contain 'chimeric' transposable elements, whereas a large proportion of mammalian genomes are known to be derived from TEs; population genetics implies that most fly gene-TE chimeras are deleterious, but a few may contribute to novel gene sequences.