David A. Bird

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The aim of the study was to determine whether fatty acid ethyl esters, nonoxidative products of ethanol metabolism selectively present in organs damaged by ethanol abuse, are detectable in the serum after ethanol ingestion. Serum samples of hospital emergency room patients with positive (n = 32) and negative (n = 5) blood ethanol levels were assayed for(More)
Opium poppy produces a diverse array of pharmaceutical alkaloids, including the narcotic analgesics morphine and codeine. The benzylisoquinoline alkaloids of opium poppy accumulate in the cytoplasm, or latex, of specialized laticifers that accompany vascular tissues throughout the plant. However, immunofluorescence labeling using affinity-purified(More)
Probucol is a powerful inhibitor of atherosclerosis in a number of animal models. However, it is unknown whether this is due to the strong antioxidant protection of low density lipoprotein (LDL), to antioxidant effects in the artery wall, or to cellular effects not shared by other antioxidants. To investigate whether murine models are suitable to study the(More)
  • Matthew A Sares, Phoebe L Hauff, Douglas C Peters, David W Coulter, David A Bird, Frederick B Henderson Iii +1 other
  • 2005
The upper Arkansas River basin of central Colorado encompasses watersheds that are affected by acid rock drainage from natural and mining-induced sources. Hyperspectral remote sensing is being used to characterize and map the source mineralogy of acid rock drainage, changes in downstream water quality, and the deposition of mine tailings in fluvial(More)
The Arabidopsis cuticle, as observed by electron microscopy, consists primarily of the cutin/cutan matrix. The cuticle possesses a complex substructure, which is correlated with the presence of intracuticular waxes. The plant cuticle is composed of an insoluble polyester, cutin, and organic solvent soluble cuticular waxes, which are embedded within and coat(More)
This article is published in The Plant Cell Online, The Plant Cell Preview Section, which publishes manuscripts accepted for publication after they have been edited and the authors have corrected proofs, but before the final, complete issue is published online. Early posting of articles reduces normal time to publication by several weeks. Opium poppy(More)
Oxidation of LDL plays an important role in atherogenesis. The lag-time in the formation of conjugated dienes provides a sensitive measure of the resistance of plasma LDL to oxidation and is widely assumed to be an indicator of atherogenic risk. To test this assumption, we investigated whether different antioxidants yielding similar lag-times result in(More)
The City of St Louis, Missouri is a large municipality with an extremely fragmented organizational structure. The City recently undertook a major strategic planning study for development of its municipal information systems. In the course of the study, data warehousing emerged as a strategy for consolidating and sharing information among many City(More)
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