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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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Many believe that nog is a descendent of a hot British drink called posset, a mix of eggs, milk and wine or ale.
There was no booze in our nog tasting, prompting one volunteer to complain, "I thought eggnog was just a way to make cheap rum taste good."
Volunteers praised Darigold's pale yellow color but complained that the nog itself was runny, thin and rather flavorless.
We'll then pass it on to Noggin The Nog, in the Lands of the North."
If you want to sign the kids' petition, nog on to www.rantbox.co.uk/index.php/ Noggin/Noggin.
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