Josephine Adams

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The distribution of diploid males in a population of Apis mellifera was obtained by direct examination of the sexual phenotypes of the larvae. Using these data, estimates are derived for the number of sex alleles and the number or matings undergone by the queen. The number of sex alleles is estimated to be 18.9. The estimate is larger than previous ones,(More)
Actin polymerization, the main driving force for cell locomotion, is also used by the bacteria Listeria and Shigella and vaccinia virus for intracellular and intercellular movements. Seminal studies have shown the key function of the Arp2/3 complex in nucleating actin and generating a branched array of actin filaments during membrane extension and pathogen(More)
Haploid a and diploid a/alpha and a/a populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae evolving in laboratory environments for up to 300 generations were analyzed for sequence rearrangements associated with the Ty family of transposable elements. In contrast to results with Escherichia coli, evolving populations of yeast exhibit a high frequency of sequence(More)
It is generally accepted from the darwinian theory of evolution that a progressive increase in population adaptation will occur in populations containing genetic variation in fitness, until a stable equilibrium is reached and/or the additive genetic variation is exhausted. However, the theoretical literature of population genetics documents exceptions where(More)
Populations of a diploid strain of S. cerevisiae were grown in glucose-limited continuous culture for more than 260 generations. A series of seven sequential adaptive changes were identified by monitoring the frequency of cycloheximide resistance in these populations. Samples were taken from the continuous cultures following each adaptive shift and(More)
Cell polarization is necessary for directed migration and leukocyte recruitment to inflamed tissues. Recent progress has been made in defining the molecular mechanisms that regulate chemoattractant-induced cell polarity during chemotaxis, including the contribution of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate(More)
This multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomized study assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a novel CCK-B antagonist CI-988 in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Patients received placebo or CI-988 (300 mg/day, thrice daily) for 4 weeks. Patients with a primary diagnosis of GAD according to(More)
BACKGROUND Based on the induction of panic-like symptoms by infusion of cholecystokinin (CCK) peptide in normals and panic disorder patients, it has been proposed that CCK may play a role in the disease mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders. Selective antagonists of CCK-B receptors can block the challenge-induced symptoms in a dose-dependent manner,(More)
The distribution of cleavage sites and their related sequences have been analyzed for 54 restriction endonucleases in the genome of human mitochondrial DNA; in three papova viruses, BK, simian virus 40, and polyoma; and in three bacteriophages, phi X174, fd, and G4. The results show that the cleavage sites and related sequences for most of the restriction(More)