The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Colloidal iron hydroxide-binding to the surfaces of chick embryo fibroblasts transformed by wild-type and a temperature-sensitive mutant of Rous sarcoma virus.

The densities of colloidal iron hydroxide (CIH) particles binding to the surfaces of chick embryo fibroblasts were determined before and after transformation with wild type Rous sarcoma virus and a temperature sensitive (ts) mutant of this virus. On the basis of in vitro behavior, cells transformed by the ts virus manifest a malignant phenotype at 36 degrees C (permissive temperature) and appear normal at 41 degrees C (non-permissive temperature). At the permissive temperatures there is a significant increase in CIH particle-binding to spaces of cell surface between microvilli on the wild type and ts transformed cells. At the non-permissive temperature this significant increase in binding is only observed on the wild type transformant, while the density found on the ts transformant is not significantly different from the untransformed state. Therefore, in vitro characteristics of normalcy and malignancy are reflected in changes in the CIH binding properties of the cell surface spaces between microvilli. The CIH densities observed on the microvilli are significantly different from the density on the spaces between them for each of the classes of cells studied at either temperature. The microvilli are found to bind a lower density of particles in five of the six cases. No correlations between microvilli particle density and transformation to in vitro malignant characteristics were observed.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities