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The association of genes with the nuclear pore complex (NPC) and nuclear transport factors has been implicated in transcriptional regulation. We therefore examined the association of components of the nuclear transport machinery including karyopherins, nucleoporins, and the Ran guanine-nucleotide exchange factor (RanGEF) with the Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)
BACKGROUND Extrapancreatic tissues such as liver may serve as potential sources of tissue for generating insulin-producing cells. The dynamics of insulin gene promoter activity in extrapancreatic tissues may be monitored in vivo by bioluminescence-imaging (BLI) of transgenic mice Tg(RIP-luc) expressing the firefly luciferase (luc) under a rat-insulin gene(More)
This one-year scoping study examined the current status of highway Freight Performance Measure (FPM) implementation in the United States for possible implementation within the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) division of transportation, planning, and programming. A review of current FPM work revealed several state and federal initiatives and led(More)
Study 0-5068 examined corridor improvement initiatives at all Texas seaports contemplating future container operations, with a primary focus on rail systems and current facilities under the Port of Houston Authority (POHA). This is the final study report and first estimates the volume of containers that could be handled by Port of Houston (POHA) terminals(More)
This report examines Texas dray operations of interest to TxDOT planners. Chapter 1 provides background to the study and summarizes an earlier study report. Chapter 2 reports on a large drayage driver survey conducted at the Union Pacific Englewood intermodal terminal in Houston. Chapter 3 moves the study to the southern border and estimates annual dray(More)
This paper proposes a consistent approach to the pricing of weather derivatives. Since weather derivatives are traded in an incomplete market setting, standard hedging based pricing methods cannot be applied. The growth optimal portfolio, which is interpreted as a world stock index, is used as a benchmark or numeraire such that all benchmarked derivative(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic care of a patient with persistent headache treated using chiropractic manipulative therapy and adjunct treatments. CLINICAL FEATURES A 54-year-old multiparous woman had chronic debilitating headaches for 11 months. Previous care from a variety of specialties had brought no appreciable(More)
This paper proposes an integrated approach to price weather derivatives based on the existence of an optimal benchmark portfolio for discrete time modelling. This portfolio, known as the growth optimal portfolio, when used as the numeraire ensures all benchmarked price processes are supermartin-gales. No further measure transformation is needed for the(More)
  • Jason West
  • 2015
A shift towards self-managed pension investments has allowed greater transparency, flexibility and control in the way individuals interact with their financial wealth. In contrast to traditional wealth management practices that rely on explicit assessments of individual risk aversion, platform-based investment management services can provide concise metrics(More)