Jonathan Harrod

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Aim We evaluate environmental and historical determinants of modern species composition for upland vegetation types across Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a region that supports numerous uncommon species assemblages that are conservation priorities. Location The study area encompasses the entire peninsula of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Methods Historical changes(More)
Prostatic cancer is frequently associated with new bone formation although the tumor-derived factors responsible for changes in bone cell function have not been identified. We have examined the synthesis of osteoblast-stimulating factors in a cultured human prostatic cancer cell line (PC-3) and show that conditioned medium from PC-3 cells stimulate(More)
UNLABELLED Using a recently developed technique for measuring proteoglycan by x-ray microprobe analysis, we examined six-week-old rat growth plates. In the proliferating zone, the proteoglycan concentration was found to be relatively low in the transverse septa, but somewhat higher in the longitudinal septa between the proliferating chondrocytes. In the(More)
Toluidine blue O, a cationic dye has been used for visualizing proteoglycan by light and electron microscopy. Toluidine blue O has now been brominated and incorporated into epiphyseal cartilage during its fixation. Using energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis, bromine has been measured from area to area and compared to measurements of sulphur, a naturally(More)
Human recombinant transforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha), which binds to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and causes several biological effects similar to those caused by EGF, was compared with murine EGF for its effects on a number of parameters of bone cell metabolism. TGF alpha stimulated bone resorption in two organ culture systems, the(More)
A striking network thought to consist of glycosaminoglycan in neonatal cartilage has recently been reported following glycol methacrylate (GMA) dehydration and embedding. This study attempted to learn why the network was not seen in other preparations previously reported. Comparative light and transmission electron microscopy of the network structures was(More)
Natural disturbances are critical to wilderness management. This paper reviews recent research on natural disturbance and addresses the problem of managing for disturbances in a world of human-imposed scales and boundaries. The dominant scale issue in disturbance management is the question of patch dynamic equilibrium. The dominant boundary issue in(More)