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Fallen pine straw (needles) is a renewable biological resource valued as a mulch in horticulture and for landscaping. However, its harvesting may have detrimental long-term effects on forest soils and vegetation. To compare current pine straw harvesting practices, a randomized complete block split-plot study was established during 1990 in a 34-year-old(More)
A mechanism of action is proposed that encompasses almost all of the main categories of antimalarial agents: quinones and precursors, dapsone metabolites, metal complexes of thiosemicarbazones and biguanides, iminium-type ions from acridines and quinolines, and peroxides. The toxic effect of the drugs is believed to result from the generation of reactive(More)
Computerized tomography has revolutionized the art of diagnosis by noninvasive techniques. Until recently, its use in oral and maxillofacial surgery has been limited. Basic principles include the production of a two-dimensional image representing an anatomically accurate slice of tissue. Advantages of computerized tomography are lack of image(More)
The proposal is advanced that anti-cancer drugs generally function by charge transfer resulting in formation of toxic oxy radicals which destroy the neoplasm. Electrochemical studies were performed with some of the main types of agents: iminium ions (adenine iminium from alkylating species, iminium metabolite of 6-mercaptopurine, nitidine, other polynuclear(More)
Eighteen bony reconstructions of the mandible or maxilla using a newly defined and specific hyperbaric oxygen protocol are reported. Eleven of 12 grafts in irradiated tissue met six rigid criteria for a 91.6% rate of success. All six grafts into scarred and deficient tissue beds also met the same criteria, for an overall success rate of 94%. The rationale(More)
Electrochemical data were acquired for several categories of anthelmintic agents, namely, iminium-type ions, metal derivatives and chelators, quinones and iminoquinones, and nitroheterocycles. Reductions usually were in the favorable range of +0.2 to -0.7 V versus normal hydrogen electrode. The drug effect is believed to result in part from either the(More)
Evidence is presented in support of an electron transfer mechanism for various metal complexes possessing anti-neoplastic properties. Cyclic voltammetry was performed on several metallocenes, bis(acetato)bis(imidazole)Cu(II), and coordination compounds (Cu or Fe) of the antitumor agents, bipyridine, phenanthroline, hydroxyurea, diethyldithiocarbamate, and(More)
This study investigated responses of populations of southern flying squirrels to a range of experimental even-aged and uneven-aged timber-harvest practices along a gradient of increasing disturbance intensity. The goals were to determine whether measurable demographic parameters of squirrels in experimental forests would change after logging; whether a(More)
Most of the main categories of bactericidal agents, namely, aliphatic and heterocyclic nitro compounds, metal derivatives and chelators, quinones, azo dyes, and iminium-type ions, are proposed to exert their action by a unified mechanism. The toxic effect is believed to result generally from the catalytic production of reactive oxygen radicals that usually(More)