Gabriel S Johnson

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We conducted a molecular phylogenetic study of the subfamily Chloridoideae using six plastid DNA sequences (ndhA intron, ndhF, rps16-trnK, rps16 intron, rps3, and rpl32-trnL) and a single nuclear ITS DNA sequence. Our large original data set includes 246 species (17.3%) representing 95 genera (66%) of the grasses currently placed in the Chloridoideae. The(More)
Postmortem cortical tissues from Alzheimer's disease cases were found to contain significantly higher levels of the heat shock proteins hsp 72 and hsp 73 than control cortical tissues. This elevation was associated with the disease pathology in that it was not observed in Alzheimer's disease cerebella and was not correlated with perimortem characteristics(More)
The effects of applied cyclic tensional deformation and relaxation on cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells were examined. Endothelial cells from passages 3 to 9 were seeded in flexible-bottomed plates and allowed to attach for 24 hours. Endothelial cells in the experimental group (n = 6 wells per time point) were placed in a vacuum-operated(More)
Although various techniques to determine amputation level have become available, obvious clinical factors may yet identify patients in whom a major amputation is unlikely to heal. We have analyzed the association of multiple clinical factors with the morbidity of 1028 consecutive amputations performed in 786 patients during a 13-year period. The overall(More)
Recent changes in demographic patterns of drug use have resulted in the increased non-medical use of prescription opiates. These users are younger and more likely to be female, which has the potential for increasing rates of in utero exposure. Therefore, we developed a rat model that simulates a prescription opiate-dependent woman who becomes pregnant.(More)
The pathology of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, including amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and neuronal degeneration, indicates that neurons affected by AD exist under conditions of stress. In fact, the brains of AD patients undergo many changes classically associated with the heat shock response, which is one form of a stress response. These(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY To understand the origins of C(4) grasslands, we must have a better interpretation of plant traits via phylogenetic reconstruction. Muhlenbergiinae, the largest subtribe of C(4) grasses in Mexico and the southwestern United States (with 176 species), is taxonomically poorly understood. • METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Leptochloa (including Diplachne) sensu lato (s.l.) comprises a diverse assemblage of C(4) (NAD-ME and PCK) grasses with approx. 32 annual or perennial species. Evolutionary relationships and a modern classification of Leptochloa spp. based on the study of molecular characters have only been superficially investigated in four species. The(More)
To ascertain the relative importance of the factors that influence blood viscosity (VIS), we measured hematocrit (HCT), filterability index, fibrinogen level (FIB), and Ektacytometer indices at osmolarities of both 290 (EI 290) and 200 (EI 200) in 21 diabetic patients with peripheral vascular disease (DPVDs) and 11 healthy volunteers (HVs). Stepwise(More)