Dan Morrison

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In the literature, perceived risk is conceptualized as perceptions of both susceptibility and severity. Optimistic bias, the belief that one is less vulnerable than others to various diseases, is based primarily on assessments of personal susceptibility. In this article, the authors ask how perceptions of relative severity/susceptibility differ as a(More)
9-Demethyl rhodopsin (9dR), an analog of vertebrate rhodopsin, consists of opsin and a covalently attached chromophore of 11-cis 9-demethylretinal. Electrophysiological evidence that photoactivated 9dR (9dR*) undergoes abnormally slow deactivation in salamander rods (Corson, D. W., Cornwall, M. C., and Pepperberg, D. R. (1994) Visual Neurosci. 11, 91-98)(More)
A field experiment was conducted to test the effectiveness of altercasting (Weinstein & Dutschberger, 1963) as a compliance-gaining technique. The central hypothesis predicts that positive altercasting messages should produce greater compliance than direct requests. Following Milgram’s (1969) lost letter technique, 2,400 ostensibly ‘‘lost’’ letters were(More)
Intrinsic membrane proteins that to date have been investigated with respect to the function of palmitoylation are the beta-adrenergic receptor, rhodopsin, the alpha 2A-adrenergic receptor, and the influenza virus spike glycoprotein. As described above, the studies have led to differing conclusions with respect to the influence of palmitoylation on(More)
Rhodopsin, the photosensitive protein found in rod photoreceptors, has two covalently attached palmitates that are thought to anchor a portion of the C terminus to the disc membrane, forming a fourth cytoplasmic loop. Using hydroxylamine (NH2OH) to cleave the thioester linkage, we have characterized the effect of depalmitylation on certain functional(More)
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