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The dopamine D3 receptor is a member of the G protein-coupled superfamily of receptors. However, its coupling with intracellular events is still not well understood. We have performed chimera constructions in which amino acid residues located in a region of the receptor involved in the coupling with second messengers (the C-terminal portion of the third(More)
It has been argued in the past that self-interest plays an important role in the reaction of men to affirmative action programs that are designed to promote women in non-traditional jobs. In the main, this hypothesis has received limited support apparently because the conception of self-interest was understood in terms of one's private well-being. It is(More)
The birth distribution of 399 cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) identified in the region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Québec) was compared with that of: (a) the population currently living in the area; and (b) the population born during the same period in the same area. AD cases have been recruited since 1986 by the IMAGE Project. Cases and controls were(More)
We report the development of two animal models in amphibians (frogs and salamanders) in whom 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) produces the behavioral (neurological) and biochemical equivalents of the human disease and, in addition, a measurable modification in at least one form of pigment-bearing cell from the neural crest, the skin(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen frequently found in nosocomial infections and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis. To facilitate molecular studies of this organism, we have generated a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library. Genomic DNA was isolated from the prototype strain PAO1,(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder which is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and the alteration of cognitive functions. At least three chromosomal segments have been associated with early-onset AD in genetic linkage studies. These results argue for a certain degree of heterogeneity in the genetic origin of some forms of(More)
Reaching for more fair representation of women in all levels and in all areas of employment involves a fundamental change in mentalities and administrative practices. Following twenty years of efforts to improve women's situation, where are we now? Do men and women approve of the same strategies to eliminate sex discrimination? We will address these(More)
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