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Brief communication: Ad hoc estimation of glacier contributions to sea-level rise from the latest glaciological observations

Zemp, Michael ; Huss, Matthias ; Eckert, Nicolas ; Thibert, Emmanuel ; Paul, Frank ; Nussbaumer, Samuel U. ; Gärtner-Roer, Isabelle

In: The Cryosphere, 2020, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 1043–1050

Comprehensive assessments of global glacier mass changes based on a variety of observations and prevailing methodologies have been published at multi-annual intervals. For the years in between, the glaciological method provides annual observations of specific mass changes but is suspected to not be representative at the regional to global scales due to uneven glacier distribution with...

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The digestive system of xenacoelomorphs

Gavilán, B. ; Sprecher, Simon G. ; Hartenstein, Volker ; Martinez, Pedro

In: Cell and Tissue Research, 2019, vol. 377, no. 3, p. 369–382

Interest in the study of Xenacoelomorpha has recently been revived due to realization of its key phylogenetic position as the putative sister group of the remaining Bilateria. Phylogenomic studies have attracted the attention of researchers interested in the evolution of animals and the origin of novelties. However, it is clear that a proper understanding of novelties can only be gained in...

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Secretome of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells promotes skeletal muscle regeneration through synergistic action of extracellular vesicle cargo and soluble proteins

Mitchell, Robert ; Mellows, Ben ; Sheard, Jonathan ; Antonioli, Manuela ; Kretz, Oliver ; Chambers, David ; Zeuner, Marie-Theres ; Tomkins, James E. ; Denecke, Bernd ; Musante, Luca ; Joch, Barbara ; Debacq-Chainiaux, Florence ; Holthofer, Harry ; Ray, Steve ; Huber, Tobias B. ; Dengjel, Jörn ; De Coppi, Paolo ; Widera, Darius ; Patel, Ketan

In: Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2019, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 116

The mechanisms underpinning the regenerative capabilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) were originally thought to reside in their ability to recognise damaged tissue and to differentiate into specific cell types that would replace defective cells. However, recent work has shown that molecules produced by MSCs (secretome), particularly those packaged in extracellular vesicles (EVs), rather...

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Reduced skeletal muscle protein turnover and thyroid hormone metabolism in adaptive thermogenesis that facilitates body fat recovery during weight regain

Calonne, Julie ; Isacco, Laurie ; Miles-Chan, Jennifer L. ; Arsenijevic, Denis ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Guillet, Christelle ; Boirie, Yves ; Dulloo, Abdul G.

In: Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2019, vol. 10, p. -

Objective: The recovery of body composition after weight loss is characterized by an accelerated rate of fat recovery (preferential catch-up fat) resulting partly from an adaptive suppression of thermogenesis. Although the skeletal muscle has been implicated as an effector site for such thrifty (energy conservation) metabolism driving catch-up fat, the underlying mechanisms remain to be...

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Metabolic Inertia in Contracting Skeletal Muscle: The Expanding Role of the Carnitine Pool

Roberts, Paul A.

In: Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly, 2005, vol. 136, no. 8, p. 1411-1423

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

Traces de dinosaures jurassiques : contexte et méthode

Paratte, Géraldine ; Lapaire, Marielle ; Lovis, Christel ; Marty, Daniel

Porrentruy : Office de la culture, Paléontologie A16, 2018

(Catalogues du patrimoine paléontologique jurassien - A16)

ISBN: 9782884360425

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Re-evaluation of the Haarlem Archaeopteryx and the radiation of maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs

Foth, Christian ; Rauhut, Oliver W. M.

In: BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2017, vol. 17, p. 236

Archaeopteryx is an iconic fossil that has long been pivotal for our understanding of the origin of birds. Remains of this important taxon have only been found in the Late Jurassic lithographic limestones of Bavaria, Germany. Twelve skeletal specimens are reported so far. Archaeopteryx was long the only pre-Cretaceous paravian theropod known, but recent discoveries from the Tiaojishan...