Daniel G. Norman

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Repeat tracts of guanine bases found in DNA and RNA can form tetraplex structures in the presence of a variety of monovalent cations. Evidence suggests that guanine tetraplexes assume important functions within chromosomal telomeres, immunoglobulin switch regions, and the human immunodeficiency virus genome. The structure of a parallel-stranded tetraplex(More)
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer provides valuable long-range distance information about macromolecules in solution. Fluorescein and Cy3 are an important donor-acceptor pair of fluorophores; the characteristic Förster length for this pair on DNA is 56 A, so the pair can be used to study relatively long distances. Measurement of FRET efficiency for a(More)
The occurrence of neuropeptides in rat brown adipose tissue has been investigated. Immunohistochemical studies on interscapular and perirenal brown fat have demonstrated unequivocally the presence of substance-P (SP)-like, neuropeptide-Y (NPY)-like and calcitonin gene related-peptide (CGRP)-like immunoreactive elements (putative nerves) in adventitial(More)
Following demonstration of noradrenergic and peptidergic nerves in rat interscapular brown adipose tissue, neuronal courses were investigated with reference to both the segmentally derived nerve traversing the fat pad and to paravascular projections, employing respectively, sucrose potassium glyoxylic acid and indirect immunofluorescence methodologies.(More)
The femoral footprint of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a much-studied anatomic structure, predominantly due to its importance during ACL reconstruction surgery. A new technique utilising high-resolution micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is described, allowing detailed three-dimensional (3D) quantitative analysis of this structure. Seven(More)
While co-existence of noradrenaline and neuropeptide-Y is, by inference, indicated in sympathetic nervous projections to rat interscapular brown adipose tissue by the fact of their coincident disappearance from the tissue following 6-hydroxydopamine treatment of the animals, reserpine treatment produced a divergent effect suggestive of possible differences(More)
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