Now, an international team led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has mined these RNA sequences more fully to identify non-protein-coding segments whose expression is linked to 13 different types of cancer.
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body's 'master gland' because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.
Podocyte cells, false-color SEM, by Thomas Deerinck. Podocyte cells form interweaving extensions, called pedicles, that infiltrate the kidneys’ capillary system. Toxic waste is extracted as it moves through the pedicles’ interlocking filtration slits.