David J. H. Brown

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Crotamine, isolated from the venom of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus is a strongly basic 42-amino acid polypeptide belonging to the small basic myotoxin family. As no tridimensional structure is available for this myotoxin subfamily, despite its important pharmacological interest, we propose in this paper a theoretical 3D model(More)
PHEMA-peptide and P[HEMA-co-(MeO-PEGMA)]-peptide conjugate hydrogels [where PHEMA = poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate; PEGMA = poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate] were readily prepared via photoinitiated free-radical polymerization in water. The PHEMA-peptide hydrogels were opaque and had a heterogeneous morphology of interconnected polymer droplets,(More)
A new multiplexed, bead-based method which utilizes nucleic acid hybridizations on the surface of microscopic polystyrene spheres to identify specific sequences in heterogeneous mixtures of DNA sequences is described. The method consists of three elements: beads (5.6-microm diameter) with oligomer capture probes attached to the surface, three fluorophores(More)
The data reported on this study supported the hypothesis that the absence of the lichen Ramalina fastigiata near a copper mine site located on the south of Portugal was related to toxic levels of Cu-dust near the centre of the mine. Lichen biodiversity reflected the impact of the copper-mine dust emissions which were more widespread towards the east,(More)
GOAL (1) Develop a thorough understanding of fiber formation process using the state-of-the-art scientific tools and characterize morphology development in fibers (2) Develop models capable of predictive capabilities (3) provide processing information for maximizing fiber properties for high speed spinning process. ABSTRACT A thorough understanding of(More)
Highly variable total concentrations of 15 elements have been found in five species of epigeic mosses growing in remote areas of Italy and in northern Victoria Land (continental Antarctica). It is very likely that soil particles entrapped in the mosses cause these high element concentration differences, thereby leading to inexact interpretations of baseline(More)
We present a mathematical method for inferring the dynamics of gene expression from time series of reporter protein assays and cell populations. We show that estimating temporal expression dynamics from direct visual inspection of reporter protein data is unreliable when the half-life of the protein is comparable to the time scale of the expression(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare the thermal and structural stability of single phase Li2B12H12 with the decomposition process of LiBH4. We have utilized differential thermal analysis/thermogravimetry (DTA/TGA) and temperature programmed desorption-mass spectroscopy (TPD-MS) in combination with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared(More)
Solid-supported catalysts derived from homogeneous nickel(II) and palladium(II) non-symmetrical salen-type coordination complexes have been prepared and shown to be effective in the heterogeneous catalysis of carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions. The nickel catalyst has been used in room-temperature Tamao-Kumada-Corriu reactions and the palladium catalyst(More)