Tetraspanins comprise a diverse family of four-pass transmembrane proteins that play critical roles in the immune, reproductive, genitourinary, and auditory systems. Despite their pervasive roles in human physiology, little is known about the structure of tetraspanins or the molecular mechanisms underlying their various functions. Here, we report the… (More)
Smock for their valuable advice at an early stage in this project. A number of other Abt Associates staff contributed invaluable assistance, including Ozan Jaquette, Chris Hamilton, Daniel Weinberg, and Denise Young. All interpretations in this report are our own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services.
Public Law 103-238 was enacted allowing significant changes to provisions within the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Interactions between marine mammals and commercial fisheries are addressed under three new sections. This new regime replaced the interim exemption that has regulated fisheries related incidental takes since 1988. Section 117, Stock… (More)