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Significant progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has been made in recent years. Translating this understanding into effective therapeutics will require testing in animal models that closely resemble human PKD by multiple parameters. Similar to autosomal dominant PKD, juvenile cystic kidney (jck) mice develop(More)
One hundred and two isolates of Chaetomium spp. have been identified from 2563 soil samples collected from permanent pasture at Nappan, Nova Scotia. Chaetomium umbonatum was the Chaetomium species most commonly isolated. Fifty-six of the Chaetomium isolates were grown in the laboratory and the cultures examined for the production of toxic metabolites. The(More)
The role of attachment style, self-esteem, and relationship attributions as possible mediators between abusive childhood experiences and difficulties in establishing supportive love relationships in adulthood were investigated in a sample of women known to be at risk of experiencing relationship problems. Measures of child abuse, the quality of love(More)
Adults with Marfan syndrome (MFS) demonstrate abnormal aortic elastic properties manifest by decreased aortic distensibility and increased aortic stiffness. Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction has been reported in adults with MFS. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of LV diastolic dysfunction in a group of children and young(More)
Antibody-induced demyelination is an important component of pathology in multiple sclerosis. In particular, antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) are elevated in multiple sclerosis patients, and they have been implicated as mediators of demyelination. We have shown previously that antibody cross-linking of MOG in oligodendrocytes results(More)
Consistent results were obtained in biological assays of alamethicins on agar gels only when the antibiotics were allowed to diffuse under strictly defined conditions of temperature and time before inoculation. In liquid culture obligatory anaerobic rumen bacteria were sensitive to these antibiotics and in certain cases their ability to produce volatile(More)
The production of polypeptides containing a high percentage of 2-methylalanine residues by a number of isolates of Trichoderma spp. has been examined. It has been shown that good yields (0.5-1.0 g L-1) can be achieved on synthetic media provided an insoluble carbohydrate is included and provided single-spore isolates that have this production ability are(More)