Jennifer L W Ferguson

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Afferent connections of the avian paleostriatal complex were traced by means of anterograde and retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). The paleostriatum augmentatum (PA), a cell field comparable to mammalian caudate nucleus and putamen, was found to receive projections from a distinct population of elencephalic neurons in the(More)
In a comparative study of forebrain mechanisms of species-typical behavior, unilateral lesions were placed in the subpallial telencephalon of male green anolis lizards (Anolis carolinsis), in which there is an almost complete decussation of the optic nerve. Responses to a conspecific male antagonist in a territorial confrontation were then tested when the(More)
The extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-C is widely expressed during development and repair, making it surprising that few abnormalities have been found in transgenic mice lacking this molecule. We have therefore re-examined the transgenic mice described by Saga et al. [Saga, Y., Yagi, T., Ikawa, Y., Sakakura, T. & Aizawa, S. (1992) Genes Dev., 6(More)
Eye movements of two subjects were recorded with a Double Purkinje Image Tracker while they pursued horizontal triangle or ramp stimuli (1, 2, 4 or 8 degrees/sec, p--p 8 degrees). Subjects then attempted to imitate their smooth pursuit eye movement patterns with an electronically-stabilized target or with an afterimage. Next, they attempted to reset the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE It is important to determine which patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at risk for progression to dementia. The presence of mild impairments not restricted to the domain of memory may suggest such progression. Our goal is to determine how well a visuospatial problem solving task assessing the cumulative burden of(More)
Enhanced expression of the reverse transcriptase (RT) protein encoded by human endogenous retrovirus-K (ERVK) is a promising biomarker for several inflammatory and neurological diseases. However, unlike RT enzymes encoded by exogenous retroviruses, little work has been done to identify ERVK RT isoforms, their expression patterns, and cellular localization.(More)
The alkyltransferase-like (ATL) proteins contain primary sequence motifs resembling those found in DNA repair O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase proteins. However, in the putative active site of ATL proteins, a tryptophan (W(83)) residue replaces the cysteine at the known active site of alkyltransferases. The Escherichia coli atl gene was expressed as a(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility of using a simple procedure, a bilateral tubal ligation, as a transition procedure when adopting robotic laparoscopy for gynecologic surgery. METHOD To obtain robotic credentialing and gain experience with the robotic system, the surgeons first went through robotic training, then 4 women desiring permanent(More)
In most crosses between closely related species of Drosophila, the male hybrids are sterile and show postmeiotic abnormalities. A series of gene expression studies using genomic approaches have found significant down regulation of postmeiotic spermatogenesis genes in sterile male hybrids. These results have led some to suggest a direct relationship between(More)
We present the first models allowing one to explore in a consistent way the influence of changes in the α-element-to-iron abundance ratio on the high-resolution spectral properties of evolving stellar populations. The models cover the wavelength range from 3000Å to 1.34 µm at a constant resolution of FWHM=1Å and a sampling of 0.2 ˚ A, for overall(More)