David R Rigney

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BACKGROUND The Poly(A) effect is a cross-hybridization artifact in which poly(T)-containing molecules, which are produced by the reverse transcription of a poly(A)+ RNA mixture, bind promiscuously to the poly(A) stretches of the DNA in microarray spots. It is customary to attempt to block such hybridization by adding poly(A) to the hybridization solution.(More)
Cocaine use by pregnant women has been reported to cause fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that human neonates exposed to cocaine via maternal use during pregnancy might manifest changes in beat-to-beat heart rate variability, similar to those described in experimental animals. In this preliminary report, we present findings from(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize highly enriched human spermatozoa membrane proteins by two-dimensional electrophoresis and computer image analysis. Sperm membrane proteins were extracted by detergent solubilization from three different preparations: 1) washed semen cells following centrifugation and three wash steps in Ham's F-10 medium (the(More)
The cells in a cultured diploid fibroblast population have heterogeneous intermitotic times--even cells derived from the same mitosis may divide at different ages. This heterogeneity of inter-mitotic times results in asynchronous population growth and a dispersion of generations among members of the cell population. Because the appearance of non-dividing(More)
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