Hilary Murphy

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of Property Management Systems (PMS) for data management in hotels. The main objectives are to investigate; the awareness of different PMS software and their functionalities, the key determinants of the choice of a specific system and the effective data integration for decision making. The methodology is(More)
We have previously shown that primary trimethylaminuria, or fish-odour syndrome, is caused by an inherited defect in the flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) catalysed N-oxidation of the dietary-derived malodorous amine, trimethylamine (TMA). We now report a novel causative mutation for the disorder identified in a young girl diagnosed by proton nuclear(More)
This study demonstrates that the use of high field 1H NMR spectroscopy permits individual detection of phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin molecules at the surface of native low density lipoprotein (LDL) particles. Distinct behaviour was observed for the choline head group -N(CH3)3 resonances of these different phospholipids revealing preferential(More)
AIM To investigate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among women with breast cancer in Ireland using a mixed methods modified sequential explanatory design. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with oncology professionals (n = 20) and CAM practitioners (n = 20) and this was followed by a survey of 406 women with breast cancer(More)
Detailed mapping of glucose and lactate metabolism along the radius of the hepatic lobule was performed in situ in rat livers perfused with 1.5 mM lactate before and during the addition of 5 mM fructose. The majority of fructose uptake occurred in the periportal region; 45% of fructose taken up in the periportal half of the lobular volume being converted(More)
The resolution of the trimethyl headgroup resonance of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and sphingomyelin (SM) in the intact human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (1)H NMR spectrum at 600 MHz enabled the investigation of LDL surface structure and phospholipid-apoB interactions. We have previously shown that a higher proportion of PC headgroups (25-35% of total PC in(More)
We demonstrate that MRI imaging at sub-millimetre resolution can distinguish between periportal and perivenous zones of the rat liver lobule. This made it possible to measure the hepatic lobular radius in ex-vivo perfused fixed livers using MRI. Comparisons of histomorphometric and MRI measurements of lobular radius were in good agreement, although MRI(More)
When isolated livers from starved rats are perfused with lactate at constant perfusate pH and P(co(2)), there is a marked gradient of cell pH (pH(i)) along the length of the lobular radius, with periportal cells being substantially more alkaline than perivenous cells. In the present studies, the perivenous 21% of the lobular volume was destroyed by(More)