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A gene on chromosome 18q12.1 that encodes desmoglein 3, a component of intercellular desmosome junctions, which is involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell–cell adhesion. It is expressed in the epidermis, tongue, tonsil and oesophagus.

Molecular pathology
Desmoglein 3 is the antigen targeted in the autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus vulgaris.
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Percutaneous vertebral augmentation.
percutaneous vertebral augmentation.
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Due to hydrophilic nature of PVA, it requires crosslinks to prepare hydrogels for a variety of applications [12].
Besides the abundance of hydroxyl groups of PVA and chitosan, MFC possessed a higher number of hydroxyl groups, which contributed to the strong hydrogen bonding between chitosan-PVA polymer blend and MFC and thereby restricted the segmental mobility of the polymer chains (Zhou et al.
But after we introduce them to the whole body of science, they see that the real benefit is in the results of the PVA and in getting better performance measurement.
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The intensities of the peaks at 2961 [cm.sup.-1] (--C[H.sub.2]--), 1011 [cm.sup.-1] (C-O-C), and 1280 [cm.sup.-1] (--N--[C.sub.3]) increased with increasing reaction time, indicating that condensation reactions accrued in this step and as a result, UF network and PVA network formed as shown in Fig.
FTIR spectroscopy was used to study the interaction between PVA and MWCNTs in the composites.
The samples equilibrium swelling degree was statistically evaluated by variance analysis [28]: ANOVA two-way analysis (95% level of confidence), where the factors analyzed were the amount of propolis in the samples with 4 levels (0%, 3%, 15%, and 30%) and the type of material with 2 levels (PVA and PVA-NaCMC).
Tim Walz (D-Minn.) was the keynote speaker at this year's convention and as the ranking member on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, he's well aware of how important PVA is to veterans' care and well-being.
Preparation of PVAIHP-[beta]-CD Through Melt-Processing PVA (100 g) and HP-[beta]-CD (7, 14, 21, 28 g) dissolved in distilled water (70 g) were mixed at room temperature.
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Recently many researchers have focused on the effect of various metal salts on the optical, thermal, crystalline, and electrical properties of PVA (12-20).