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Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source. Abstract Social media today provide an impressive amount of data about users and their societal interactions, thereby offering computer and(More)
Political discussions on social network platforms represent an increasingly relevant source of political information, an opportunity for the exchange of opinions and a popular source of quotes for media outlets. We analyzed political communication on Twitter during the run-up to the German general election of 2009 by extracting a directed network of user(More)
The past decade has witnessed a surprising growth in the popularity of mixed-member electoral systems. Under these systems, voters choose representatives simultaneously under both proportional representation (PR) and single-member district plurality (SMDP) rules. It is widely accepted that SMDP rules tend to winnow competition down toward two large parties,(More)
Postnuclear fractions from rat liver and kidney oxidize L-pipecolic acid, a by-product of lysine catabolism, in a hydrogen peroxide-producing reaction. This pipecolate oxidase2) activity is enhanced in preparations from animals treated with clofibrate and thyroxine, substances known to act as peroxisome proliferators and inducers of the peroxisomal fatty(More)
Increased ribonucleotide reductase (RR) activity has been linked with malignant transformation and tumor cell growth. Therefore, this enzyme is considered to be an excellent target for cancer chemotherapy. We have examined the effects of a newly patented RR inhibitor, trimidox (3,4,5-trihydroxybenzohydroxamidoxime). Trimidox inhibited the growth of human(More)
Women with a normal menstrual cycle (n = 21, controls), polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 10) and hypogonadotropic amenorrhea (n = 3) were stimulated with clomiphen-citrate (4th day to 8th day of the cycle) and with human menopausal gonadotropin (8th day to 11th day). The vascular impedance of the ovary carrying the dominant follicles was monitored by(More)
Using the routine Papanicolaou test for grouping, 35 normal and 148 abnormal cervical smears were screened by fluorescent in situ cytohybridization for Epstein-Barr (EBV) and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). Viral presence was detected in 55% of all hybridized smears while routine Papanicolaou tests exposed no morphological evidence for HCMV or EBV. Thus in(More)
Adult male rats were fed a standard diet containing 25 mg/kg L-thyroxine for 2 weeks. The hyperthyreotic condition of the animals was checked by monitoring the metabolic rates and liver glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. In the postnuclear fraction of the lung the activity of fatty acyl-CoA oxidase, the enzyme responsible for the rate limiting first step(More)
Clofibrate or cetaben was administered to male rats for 10 days. Peroxisomal and mitochondrial enzymes were assayed in liver subcellular fractions. Clofibrate affected the specific activities of both mitochondrial enzymes (glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and nicotinamide-linked isocitrate dehydrogenase) and peroxisomal enzymes (fatty acyl-CoA oxidase,(More)