Erin Leigh Burns

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De novo synthesis of contact female sex pheromone and hydrocarbons in Blattella germanica was examined using short in vivo incubations. Accumulation of pheromone on the epicuticular surface and the internal pheromone titer were related to age-specific changes in hydrocarbon synthesis and accumulation in normal and allatectomized females. The incorporation(More)
The corpus allatum (CA) cells of adult Blattella germanica females undergo cyclic volumetric changes in relation to juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis. In intact females the size of CA cells changes synchronously during the gonotrophic cycle, resulting in cyclic JH synthesis. In ovariectomized females volumetric changes among CA cells become asynchronous,(More)
The corpora allata (CA) of ovariectomized adult Blattella germanica females exhibited delayed but high rates of juvenile hormone biosynthesis in vitro. Using the onset of sexual receptivity as a probe of the degree of CA activation in females, we demonstrated at least one cycle of CA activity in the experimentally synchronized ovariectomized females.(More)
Changes in the number of corpus allatum (CA) cells were investigated in nymphs and in intact and ovariectomized adult femaleBlattella germanica. The CA of intact adult females exhibit cyclic changes in volume in relation to juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis, while the CA of ovariectomized females become significantly hypertrophied as a result of a gradual and(More)
Lexical-semantic knowledge is a core language component that undergoes prolonged development throughout childhood and is therefore highly amenable to developmental studies. Most previous lexical-semantic functional MRI (fMRI) studies have been limited to single-word or word-pair tasks, outside a sentence context. Our objective was to investigate the(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis of the Na,K-ATPase has provided a rational approach to identify several amino acids that appear to be involved in ouabain sensitivity. In order to identify additional amino acids that play a role in ouabain binding, we used formic acid to randomly mutagenize a cDNA cassette encoding amino acids 691-946 of the sheep Na,K-ATPase(More)
The polymerase chain reaction was used to randomly mutagenize a cDNA cassette encoding amino acids 691-946 of the sheep Na,K-ATPase alpha subunit. The mutagenized cassettes were used to replace the wild-type region in the full-length cDNA, and pools of mutants were transfected into HeLa cells. After the generation of resistant cells via selection in 0.5(More)
Anecdotal evidence suggests that speakers often gaze away from their listeners during sarcastic utterances; however, this question has not been directly addressed empirically. This study systematically compared gaze-direction of speakers in dyadic conversation when uttering sincere and sarcastic statements. 18 naïve participants were required to recite a(More)
The growth processes induced by estrogenic hormones which take place in the uterus of the mouse are investigated. The uterus and other sex organs were studied in 501 mice including 177 control mice which were not subjected to sex hormones. 3 different strains of mice of ages ranging from 1-20 months were used. Mice were variously injected with 1-100 rat(More)