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We present an amplification medium for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification that allows for ultrabroadband gain in a collinear configuration. Our approach is based on aperiodic quasi-phase-matching (QPM). For the first demonstration of this method in a mid-IR optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier, we chose a QPM grating design with a linear(More)
It is well established that auto/paracrine acetylcholine (ACh) is essential for wound epithelialization, and that the mechanisms include regulation of keratinocyte motility and adhesion via nicotinic ACh receptors (nAChRs). Keratinocyte nAChRs can be also activated by non-canonical ligands, such as secreted mammalian Ly-6/urokinase-type plasminogen(More)
Previous studies in eel (Anguilla anguilla) gill have shown that the expression of the aquaporin 3 (AQP3) water and small solute channel is dramatically decreased (mRNA abundance decreased by up to 97%) when these euryhaline fish are acclimated from freshwater (FW) to seawater (SW). However, AQP3 mRNA expression levels in the intestine following(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In renal epithelial cells, mechanical forces produced from urinary obstruction serve as potential mediators of apoptosis by activating specific intracellular signaling pathways. In this study, we sought to further define the role of JNK and p38 SAPK-2 pathway and caspase activation in stretch-induced apoptosis. METHODS Immortalized cell(More)
Grover's disease (GD) is a transient or persistent, monomorphous, papulovesicular, asymptomatic or pruritic eruption classified as non-familial acantholytic disorder. Contribution of autoimmune mechanisms to GD pathogenesis remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate antibody-mediated autoimmunity in 11 patients with GD, 4 of which(More)
PURPOSE The administration of glucocorticoids as topical or systemic medications may lead to the development of ocular hypertension through the induction of morphologic and biochemical changes in the trabecular meshwork leading to a reduction in the facility of aqueous outflow. Glucocorticoids exert their physiological effects by binding to and activating(More)
We numerically investigate supercontinuum generation in quasi-phase-matched waveguides using a single-envelope approach to capture second and third order nonlinear processes involved in the generation of octave-spanning spectra. Simulations are shown to agree with experimental results in reverse-proton-exchanged lithium-niobate waveguides. The competition(More)