Douglas Hanks

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Homeobox (Hox) genes are master regulatory genes that direct organogenesis and maintain differentiated tissue function. As HoxD3 and HoxB3 promote angiogenesis, we investigated whether endothelial cells use other Hox genes to maintain a mature quiescent phenotype. HoxD10 expression was higher in quiescent as compared to tumor-associated angiogenic(More)
Trichomonas cultures taken from 2389 bulls showed that approximately 4.7% of them were infected. Correlation of these data with the ranches from which diagnostic samples were obtained indicated that in the period of 1984 through 1987 26.7 to 44.1% of ranches had at least one infected bull. Thirty-four 18-month-old Holstein heifers were assigned to one of(More)
Two experiments were conducted with beef steers (Exp. 1, average BW of 580 kg; Exp. 2, average BW of 247 kg) to evaluate the use of no supplements (CON) or daily supplementation with (OM basis) .34% of BW of cracked corn (CORN), .34% of BW of wheat bran (WBBW), or .48% of BW of wheat bran (WBISO; calculated to be isocaloric to CORN) on digestive responses(More)
To test the efficacy of a polyvalent Tritrichomonas foetus vaccine, 130 nulliparous heifers were randomly assigned to either receive the test T foetus vaccine or to serve as nonvaccinated controls. The polyvalent test vaccine consisted of a Campylobacter fetus/Leptospira canicola-grippotyphosa-hardjo-icterohaemorrhagiae-pamona bacterine containing 5 x 10(7)(More)
A 39-year-old Samoan man presented to the emergency department with fever, progressive weakness, and left flank pain of 1-month duration. For several months, he had also experienced progressive weight loss. There was no history of recent trauma, and he was not taking any medication. His medical history was notable for a large left groin abscess and left(More)
We present a study of low-energy ion surface cleaning treatments and their impact on the surface electronic structure of an air-exposed CdTe thin film treated with CdCl<sub>2</sub>. In order to determine the electronic structure using surface-sensitive photoemission, surfaces need to be free of contaminants. This is achieved by subsequent low-energy ion(More)
Four pregnant and four nonpregnant, ruminally cannulated beef cows were used to evaluate the effects of the last trimester of pregnancy on digesta kinetics and ruminal fermentation. Before breeding, cows were allotted randomly either to pregnant (PR) or to nonpregnant (NP) groups; PR cows were bred at the first estrus after synchronization. All cows were(More)
We have investigated the surface and near-surface bulk chemical properties of differently stressed (Au/Cu/)CdTe/CdS thin-film solar cells. The employed Au/Cu contact design created unique samples in which both the back contact surface/interface and the (back) surface of the CdTe absorber were exposed. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and soft x-ray emission(More)
Sixteen ruminally cannulated yearling beef cattle (British x British; average BW = 295 +/- 25 kg; three steers and one heifer per treatment) grazing dormant intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium Host) were allotted to four treatments: 1) no supplement (CON); 2) alfalfa hay (ALF; .52% of BW); 3) cottonseed meal (CSM; .22% of BW); and 4) corn gluten(More)