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The PKC1-MPK1 pathway in yeast functions in the maintenance of cell wall integrity and in the stress response. We have identified a family of genes that are putative regulators of this pathway. WSC1, WSC2, and WSC3 encode predicted integral membrane proteins with a conserved cysteine motif and a WSC1-green fluorescence protein fusion protein localizes to(More)
Wsc1p, Wsc2p, Wsc3p, and Wsc4p, members of a novel protein family in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, are putative sensors or receptors in the stress response. Genetic characterization suggests that the WSC family are upstream regulators of the stress-activated PKC1-MAP kinase cascade and are required for the heat shock response and for maintenance of(More)
Two different ELISA assays, the Ortho HCV 3.0 ELISA (Ortho Diagnostics Systems) and the Mono-Lisa anti-HCV Plus (Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur) were evaluated for the detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody in saliva samples. Specimens were collected from 152 individuals who participated in a longitudinal cohort study on HIV infection, and who used(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal depression is common and is known to affect both maternal and child health. One of the mechanisms by which maternal depression exerts its effects on child health is through an increased rate of parental disharmony. Fathers also experience depression, but the impact of this on family functioning has been less studied. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVES The importance of professional attitudes in medical care has long been recognized; however, medical training has not stressed attitude development until recently. In previous studies among medical students, we found that gender and specialty preference are important factors in attitudes. In this study, patient-centredness of trainees in general(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate what factors influence the quality of general practitioner performance in consultations for non-acute abdominal complaints and to establish the extent to which performance quality differs between general practitioners (GPs). DESIGN Explorative study in two parts: (i) detection of variables influencing quality scores of(More)
The voltage induced driving force on a migrating atom in a metallic system is discussed in the perspective of the Hellmann-Feynman force concept, local screening concepts and the linear-response approach. Since the force operator is well defined in quantum mechanics it appears to be only confusing to refer to the Hellmann-Feynman theorem in the context of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the application of weighted review criteria, developed by the Delphi technique, for the assessment of the quality of consultations concerning non-acute, abdominal complaints. DESIGN Descriptive study in two parts: (i) comparison of actual family doctor (FD)-performance with predefined review criteria; (ii) calculation of quality(More)
An improved description of the critical properties of metallic multilayers is obtained by introducing the concept of a scaled magnetic coherence length in the Takahashi-Tachiki theory. By that, the absolute magnitude of the upper critical fields and the position of the dimensional crossover are uncoupled and become independent quantities. Much better phase(More)