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CHAD

A gene on chromosome 17q21.33 that encodes chondroadherin, a small leucine-rich repeat (LRR) proteoglycan which promotes attachment of chondrocytes, fibroblasts and osteoblasts, mediated by the integrin alpha2beta1. It may play an important role in regulating chondrocyte growth and proliferation.
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As they stepped up to separate cardboard voting booths, it was evident the couple had chad on the brain.
Election inspector Trudell Whitfield said precinct workers across the city also made a point of telling voters to be chad conscious.
St Chad as the patron saint of disputed elections is entirely appropriate and it seems that his message in his new role is one of humility - not thinking oneself more important than one is.
I think I know who St Chad would have voted for but I can't say who - I don't want to upset our American visitors.
Today St Chad has not been forgotten where he found fame.
Like all the saints of the past, he remains an inspiring example of Christian discipleship,' said Rev Canon Barnard, who wrote the informative, attractively produced booklet, St Chad and the Lichfield Gospels, published last year for the benefit of cathedral visitors.