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)

Nerve growth factor potentiates the hormone-stimulated intracellular accumulation of inositol phosphates and Ca2+ in rat PC12 pheochromocytoma cells: comparison with the effect of epidermal growth factor.

The effects of nerve growth factor (NGF) and epidermal growth factor ( EGF) on the intracellular accumulation of inositol phosphates and on cytosolic free Ca2+ concentrations were studied in rat PC12 pheochromocytoma cells. Both NGF and EGF potentiate in these cells the increase in the accumulation of inositol phosphates that is elicited by bradykinin and carbachol. A corresponding potentiation was also found for the agonist-induced increase of cytosolic Ca2+ concentrations. The effect of NGF, but not that of EGF, is abolished when the cells are preincubated with 5'-deoxy-5'-methylthioadenosine, an inhibitor of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase. These results suggest that an increased response to hormones, which act via phosphoinositide-derived second messengers, may be important in the mechanism of action of NGF and EGF.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities