Howard H. W. Chan

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Acknowledgments: The authors are pleased to acknowledge the helpful comments of an anonymous referee, as well as the expert assistance of F rida Lie and Ali Suleyman. Financial assistance provided by a Monash Faculty research grant and an RMIT Business research grant is gratefully acknowledged. Abstract: In the context of a cross-sectional regression(More)
The relation between the availability of newly synthesized protein and lipid and the axonal transport of optically detectable organelles was examined in peripheral nerve preparations of amphibia (Rana catesbeiana and Xenopus laevis) in which intracellular traffic from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi complex was inhibited with brefeldin A (BFA).(More)
This study represents the first empirical examination of the daily trading and portfolio configuration strategies of index and enhanced index equity funds. We find index and enhanced funds earn returns and exhibit risk commensurate with underlying indices. Relative to index funds, enhanced index funds are found to incur lower trading costs. We document that(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of sodium ramping (profiling) in reducing hypotensive episodes and symptoms during haemodialysis. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Thirteen patients who experienced frequent episodes of hypotension and/or symptoms such as cramps, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, vomiting,(More)
Treatment options for patients with chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are limited. Because combination immunosuppressant therapy appeared to be effective in ITP and other disorders, we used this approach in patients with particularly severe and refractory ITP. In this retrospective, observational study, we determined the response(More)
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding for fibrillin-1 (FBN1). More than 1,000 FBN1 mutations have been identified, which may lead to multiple organ involvement, particularly of the ocular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. Mutations in exons 59–65 have been reported in the past to cause mild(More)
Nerve fibres from the sciatic nerve of apparently normal Xenopus laevis were examined in teased preparations of living material and in series of cross-sections. Small-diameter fibres were found that were myelinated in a spatially intermittent fashion. In these fibres, the myelinated segments were separated by long non-myelinated regions that had a 1 : 1(More)
  • Bruce D. Grundy, Patrick Verwijmeren, +11 authors David Yermack
  • 2016
Our study provides evidence that security design reflects the interplay of supplier and issuer preferences. While call provisions have historically been the default option in convertible security design, we find that only a minority of post-2005 issues are callable. Because hedge funds dominate the market for new convertibles today and convertible arbitrage(More)
Fast axonal transport of radiolabeled protein was examined in lumbar and tail dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons at progressive stages of bullfrog tadpole metamorphosis. Accumulation of [35S]methionine-labeled protein proximal to a lumbar peripheral nerve ligature (at a fixed distance from the DRG) increased as tadpoles advanced from premetamorphosis(More)