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NOG

A gene on chromosome 17q22 that encodes noggin, a protein that inhibits TGF-beta signal transduction by binding to TGF-beta family ligands, preventing them from binding to their cognate receptors. Noggin plays a key role in neural induction by inhibiting BMP4 and other TGF-beta signalling inhibitors (e.g., chordin and follistatin), and it is required for cartilage morphogenesis and joint formation.
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Noggin, created by the team behind Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor The Engine, reigned on the Beeb in the 1960s and 70s.
Now, they show that noggin probably plays a key role in brain development.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- NOGGIN rings in the New Year with a special resolution to preschoolers -- the network will now be available 24 hours a day
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NOGGIN and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of MTV Networks' (MTVN) niche programming strategy to super-serve targeted audiences, the award-winning NOGGIN and The N, the two Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group brands that currently share space on a single channel, will be separated into two 24- hour services beginning Dec.
com/) will premiere two new "Story Time" segments and two new literacy PSAs featuring Isaiah Washington reading "City Symphony" and Cedric the Entertainer reading "The Tortoise and the Hare" to NOGGIN hosts Moose and Zee and the viewers at home.
We are confident they can consolidate on the broadcast success that the show has had on Noggin and establish 64 ZOO LANE as a powerful brand.
Berkner created these spots as a lark, not really knowing how many people get Noggin in their homes.
On local origination channels, Cox systems nationwide will offer commercial-free content from the Noggin, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite programming libraries appropriate for all ages that evening.