Ben J. C. Jackson

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Hair follicles are spaced apart from one another at regular intervals through the skin. Although follicles are predominantly epidermal structures, classical tissue recombination experiments indicated that the underlying dermis defines their location during development. Although many molecules involved in hair follicle formation have been identified, the(More)
We examined the rates of infection and colonisation by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between January 2003 and May 2004 in order to assess the impact of the introduction of an MRSA policy in October 2003, which required all admissions to be screened. Emergency admissions were treated prophylactically and elective beds ring-fenced. A(More)
TO THE EDITOR Human and rodent LCE gene clusters are located on the epidermal differentiation complexes (EDC; 1q21 in human, 3F2.1 in mouse and 2q34 in rat) and encode multiple small genes with similarities, particularly over their Nterminal region, to small proline-rich proteins. Many LCE genes contain the glycine–serine–cysteine-rich motif typical of(More)
We have combined the drug release and delivery potential of nanoparticle (NP) systems with the ease of flow, processing, and aerosolization potential of large porous particle (LPP) systems by spray drying solutions of polymeric and nonpolymeric NPs into extremely thin-walled macroscale structures. These hybrid LPPs exhibit much better flow and(More)
RhoA is a small guanosine-5'-triphosphatase (GTPase) suggested to be essential for cytokinesis, stress fiber formation, and epithelial cell-cell contacts. In skin, loss of RhoA was suggested to underlie pemphigus skin blistering. To analyze RhoA function in vivo, we generated mice with a keratinocyte-restricted deletion of the RhoA gene. Despite a severe(More)
Although researchers have experimentally examined the mechanisms underlying pressure-induced forms of suboptimal performance, or "choking under pressure," there is a lack of research exploring the personal experience of this phenomenon. In an attempt to fill this void in the literature, this study explored experienced golfers' perceptions of the choking(More)
1. Approximately 50% of inpatients are receiving p.r.n. psychotropic medications. 2. The most prevalent reasons reported in the literature for giving p.r.n. medications were to prevent/contain agitation, physical aggression, disruptive behavior in children, and aggressive behavior in children. 3. Nurses are responsible for providing a safe milieu; nurses(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody (MAb) recognizing alpha-smooth-muscle actin has been used to study smooth-muscle differentiation features in the stromal cells of desmoplastic reactions accompanying mammary tumors. We have studied, by the same immunohistochemical technique, a series of malignant and non-malignant human breast tissues. Cells composing the(More)
Actin isoform expression may change during development, and in certain physiological, experimental and pathological situations. It is accepted that during sarcomeric (skeletal and cardiac) muscle development, the alpha-skeletal and alpha-cardiac isoforms of actin accumulate rapidly at the onset of muscle fibre formation, while there is a rapid fall in the(More)
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a panzootic infectious disease of pigs, causing major economic losses to the world-wide pig industry. PRRS manifests differently in pigs of all ages but primarily causes late-term abortions and stillbirths in sows and respiratory disease in piglets. The causative agent of the disease is the(More)