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This article provides an axiomatic characterization of quasi-hyperbolic discounting and a more general class of semi-hyperbolic preferences. We impose consistency restrictions directly on the intertemporal trade-offs by relying on what we call ''annuity compensations.'' Our axiomatization leads naturally to an experimental design that disentangles(More)
The CD43 coreceptor molecule has been shown to participate in lymphocyte adhesion and activation. Leukocyte homotypic aggregation results from a cascade of intracellular signals delivered to the cells upon engagement of different cell-surface molecules with their natural ligands. This phenomenon requires an active metabolism, reorganization of the(More)
We have demonstrated previously that ectopic expression of a soluble betaglycan, also known as transforming growth factor (TGF) beta type III receptor, can suppress the malignant properties of human carcinoma cells by antagonizing the tumor-promoting activity of TGF-beta (A. Bandyopadhyay et al., Cancer Res., 59: 5041-5046, 1999). In the current study, we(More)
An important step of innate immune response is the recruitment of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) to injured tissues through chemotactic molecules. Galectins, a family of endogenous lectins, participate in numerous functions such as lymphoid cell migration, homing, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Particularly, galectin-3 (Gal-3) and -9 have been(More)
In this paper, the problem of estimating from a finite set of measurements of the radar remotely sensed complex data signals, the power spatial spectrum pattern (SSP) of the wavefield sources distributed in the environment is cast in the framework of Bayesian minimum risk (MR) paradigm unified with the experiment design (ED) regularization technique. The(More)
The Newey and West (1987) estimator has become the standard way to estimate a het-eroskedasticity and autocorrelation consistent (HAC) covariance matrix, but it does not immediately apply to time series with missing observations. We demonstrate that the intuitive approach to estimate the true spectrum of the underlying process using only the observed data(More)
To determine whether GH and prolactin could be phosphorylated, turkey GH, chicken GH, chicken prolactin and turkey prolactin were incubated in vitro with the catalytic subunit of protein kinase A and [gamma-32P]ATP. Phosphorylation was assessed after sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting and autoradiography.(More)
In this paper, a general framework is proposed for the use of (quasi-) experimental data when choosing policies such as tax rates or the level of inputs in a production process. The data are used to update expectations about social welfare as a function of policy, and the policy is chosen to maximize expected social welfare. We characterize the properties(More)