Gerald F. Smith

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Research in IT must address the design tasks faced by practitioners. Real problems must be properly conceptualized and represented, appropriate techniques for their solution must be constructed, and solutions must be implemented and evaluated using appropriate criteria. If significant progress is to be made, IT research must also develop an understanding of(More)
The authors show by illustration that procedures used to validate the reliability of single-concentration high-throughput screens such as the signal window and Z' factor do not ensure sufficient reliability in potency estimates from concentration response assays. They develop the minimum significant ratio as a statistical parameter to characterize the fold(More)
The thrombin-like serine protease and antithrombotic agent, Ancrod, was rapidly purified from the crude venom of Akistrodon rhodostoma by agmatine-Sepharose affinity chromatography followed by MonoQ anion exchange chromatography. N-Terminal sequencing and analysis of overlapping proteolytic fragments of purified Ancrod by automated Edman degradation in(More)
Absorption of a photon of light by rhodopsin triggers mechanisms responsible for excitation as well as regulation of the phototransduction cascade. Arrestins are a family of proteins that appear to be responsible for terminating the active state of G-protein-coupled receptors. One of the major substrates of light-dependent phosphorylation in the visual(More)
The PAIII rodent metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma model was employed to evaluate the effects of dietary warfarin, a prototypic antagonist of thrombin generation on the lymphatic and pulmonary metastases of the tumor from the tail site of subcutaneous transplantation in male Lobund Wistar (LW) rats. In addition, the anticoagulant effects of warfarin were(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether normal fibrinogen contributes to the development of myocardial reperfusion injury by acting as a substrate in vivo for neutrophil adhesion. This was tested in a dog model of acute myocardial infarction that used pentobarbital anesthetized dogs subjected to 90 min regional myocardial ischemia and 5 h(More)
LY210825, a recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA), which contains the kringle-2 and serine protease functional domains of native tissue-type plasminogen activator, was previously produced by site-directed mutagenesis in a Syrian hamster cell line. We studied the thrombolytic potential of this molecule in a canine thrombosis model. Male(More)