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acknowledges support by the National Science Foundation CAREER award under contract number IIS-9875746. The authors are grateful to the senior editor, associate editor and three anonymous reviewers for constructive critique and suggestions for improvements. Austin. His publications have appeared in several top tier journals such as American Economic Review,(More)
We compare the chromatographic signatures of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon (DH) source oil, three other reference crude oils, DH emulsified mousse that arrived on Alabama's shoreline in June 2010, and seven tar balls collected from Alabama beaches from 2011 to 2012. Characteristic hopane and sterane fingerprints show that all the tar ball(More)
While the focus of electronic commerce has often been on " dot coms " or pure Internet based companies, a major transformation is under way in many traditional " bricks-and-mortar " organizations. The latter are investing heavily in Internet based technologies and applications in order to attain new heights of efficiency, productivity and business value.(More)
While the field of electronic commerce has often focused on the rise and fall of " dot coms, " a major transformation is under way in many traditional organizations that are investing heavily in Internet technologies in order to improve financial performance. While anecdotes in the business press suggest that some firms have achieved unprecedented benefits(More)
Calcyclin-binding protein (CacyBP) was previously identified as an upregulated gene in a multidrug-resistant gastric cancer cell line, SGC7901/ADR, compared to its parental cells, SGC7901, by subtractive hybridization. The aim of this study was to explore the role of CacyBP in multidrug resistance (MDR) in gastric cancer cells. The cDNA encoding CacyBP was(More)
Demonstration of the function of the Arabidopsis thaliana acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (AtDGAT2) has remained elusive despite biochemical testing of genetic mutants and overexpression lines. We show that transiently expressed AtDGAT2 in the Nicotiana benthamiana leaf resulted in an increase in triacylglycerol twice as great as the increase(More)
Self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors can significantly minimize the vector load required to achieve sustained transgene expression. In this study, transcriptional regulatory elements were systematically screened to produce constitutive and liver-specific scAAV factor IX (FIX) expression cassettes. In addition, optimization of GC(More)
Endothelial dysfunction may play a crucial role in initiation of the pathogenesis of vascular disease and atherosclerosis. The identification and quantification of circulating endothelial cells (CEC) have been developed as a novel marker of endothelial function. We describe, in great detail, mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction and CEC detachment. We also(More)