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This study examined intertask consistency in handedness across multiple measures of hand use in a sample of 187 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Hand preferences for 2 to 6 measures were collected from the sample, and hand preference scores were derived on the basis of the individual hand preferences for each measure. Seven of 15 possible intratask(More)
The first commercially available centrifugal analyzer having fluorescence detection capability was used to develop kinetic fluorometric assays for several proteinases. The substrates were all synthetic oligopeptides incorporating 7-amino-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin, a molecule that can be detected either spectrophotometrically or fluorometrically. We thus(More)
The capacity for pancreatic regeneration in male Wistar rats of average weight 176 g was determined after surgical resection of 50, 70, or 90% of the pancreas. In control animals of this weight pancreatic growth was still taking place but ceased after 2 months. Growth of the residual pancreas in resected animals over this period was greater than in controls(More)
Previous reports have shown consent to be 'short' of informed in many cases. One hundred patients, including a control group, were interviewed between 2 and 7 days after their operations. Those given an information sheet before the operation had a better recall of their operations than the controls, the overall awareness being 97 and 69% respectively. This(More)
The primary amino acid sequence of an abundant methionine-rich seed protein found in Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa H.B.K.) has been elucidated by protein sequencing and from the nucleotide sequence of cDNA clones. The 9 kDa subunit of this protein was found to contain 77 amino acids of which 14 were methionine (18%) and 6 were cysteine (8%). Over half of(More)
We have increased the methionine content of the seed proteins of a commercial winter variety of canola by expressing a chimeric gene encoding a methionine-rich seed protein from Brazil nut in the seeds of transgenic plants. Transgenic canola seeds accumulate the heterologous methionine-rich protein at levels which range from 1.7% to 4.0% of the total seed(More)
We have constructed a chimeric gene encoding a Brazil nut methionine-rich seed protein which contains 18% methionine. This gene has been transferred to tobacco and expressed in the developing seeds. Tobacco seeds are able to process the methionine-rich protein efficiently from a larger precursor polypeptide of 17 kDa to the 9kDa and 3 kDa subunits of the(More)