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Abnormal returns to rivals of acquisition targets: A test of the &acquisition probability hypothesis' Abstract We develop and test the Acquisition Probability Hypothesis, which asserts that rivals of initial acquisition targets earn abnormal returns because of the increased probability that they will be targets themselves. On average, rival "rms earn(More)
Wax biosynthetic pathways proceed via the elongation of 16:0 acyl-CoA to very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA), and by further modifications that include reduction to primary alcohols and formation of alkyl esters. We have analyzed the alkyl esters in the stem wax of ten cer mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana together with the corresponding wild types. Alkyl(More)
X-linked juvenile retinoschisis is a heritable condition of the retina in males caused by mutations in the RS1 gene. Still, the cellular function and retina-specific expression of RS1 are poorly understood. To address the latter issue, we characterized the minimal promoter driving expression of RS1 in the retina. Binding site prediction, site-directed(More)
Transgenic models are invaluable tools for researching retinal degenerative disease mechanisms. However, they are time-consuming and expensive to generate and maintain. We have developed an alternative to transgenic rodent models of retinal degeneration using transgenic Xenopus laevis. We have optimized this system to allow rapid analysis of transgene(More)
The parallel growth in our understanding of tumor biology and genetics might be the key to understanding local recurrence after optimal treatment is applied. Data suggest that genetic alterations and breast cancer molecular subtypes have an effect on radiotherapy efficacy and that the HER2, EGFR/PI3K/Akt signaling pathways play a pivotal role in modulation(More)
The surfaces of many Gram-negative bacteria are decorated with soluble proteins anchored to the outer membrane via an acylated N-terminus; these proteins are referred to as surface lipoproteins or SLPs. In Neisseria meningitidis, SLPs such as transferrin-binding protein B (TbpB) and factor-H binding protein (fHbp) are essential for host colonization and(More)
We have measured the glassy-state structural relaxation of aqueous suspended polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles (the case of soft confinement) and the corresponding silica-capped PS nanoparticles (the case of hard confinement) via differential scanning calorimetry. Suspended and capped PS nanoparticles undergo physical aging under isobaric and isochoric(More)
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