Anton D Kiefer

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Bat-swarming sites where thousands of individuals meet in late summer were recently proposed as 'hot spots' for gene flow among populations. If, due to female philopatry, nursery colonies are genetically differentiated, and if males and females of different colonies meet at swarming sites, then we would expect lower differentiation of maternally inherited(More)
Conflicting phylogenetic signals of two data sets that analyse different portions of the same molecule are unexpected and require an explanation. In the present paper we test whether (i) differential evolution of two mitochondrial genes or (ii) cryptic diversity can better explain conflicting results of two recently published molecular phylogenies on the(More)
LY344864 is a selective receptor agonist with an affinity of 6 nM (Ki) at the recently cloned 5-HT1F receptor. It possesses little affinity for the 56 other serotonergic and non-serotonergic neuronal binding sites examined. When examined for its ability to inhibit forskolin-induced cyclic AMP accumulation in cells stably transfected with human 5-HT1F(More)
Fenofibrate is clinically successful in treating hypertriglyceridemia and mixed hyperlipidemia presumably through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha)-dependent induction of genes that control fatty acid beta-oxidation. Lipid homeostasis and cholesterol metabolism also are regulated by the nuclear oxysterol receptors, liver X(More)
The fate of species integrity upon natural hybridization depends on the interaction between selection and dispersal. The relative significance of these processes may be studied in the initial phase of contact before selection and gene flow reach equilibrium. Here we study a hybrid zone of two salamander species, Lyciasalamandra antalyana and Lyciasalamandra(More)
Methodology to prepare 8-amido-2-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-2-dibenzofurans, analogues with a fluorine substituent incorporated in the 6-, 7-, and 9-positions, and a difluorinated analogue with fluorines in the 6- and 9-positions is described. The tetrahydrodibenzofuran ring systems are prepared by acid-catalyzed [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of(More)
A HPLC method with amperometric detection is established for the contact allergen alpha-peroxyachifolid (1) from yarrow (Achillea millefolium L., s. str.). The amounts of 1 are between 0.25 and 0.60% in blossoms, dried 2 h at room temperature, and between 0.01 and 0.05% in the leaves. In completely dried material and in some preparations from the market 1(More)
The construction of a modified thin layer ultracentrifuge rotor is described. This rotor was used in the purification of five filamentous plant viruses, viz. TMV, SCMV, PVX, SGV and YMC. The purification and concentration of these viruses in their monomeric forms is hazardous when conventional "tube" rotors are used since they invariably result in(More)
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