Kim E. Olson

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We examined the dynamics of organic nitrogen (N) turnover in situ across a primary successional sequence in interior Alaska, USA, in an attempt to understand the magnitude of these fluxes in cold, seasonally frozen soils. Through a combination of soil extraction procedures and measurements of 13 C-enriched CO 2 efflux from soils amended in the field with 13(More)
We monitored populations of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus, Erxleben) in interior Alaska for 10 years from 1999 to 2008. During this period, fall densities of hares fluctuated approximately 14-fold. High population growth rates over summer (l = 1.83–8.00) were followed by large population declines over winter (l = 0.16–0.82). Young-of-the-year hares(More)
Carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide (CBZ-E), the principal metabolite of carbamazepine (CBZ), is reported to have antiepileptic and toxic effects similar to CBZ. Steady-state CBZ and CBZ-E levels (high performance liquid chromatography, HPLC assay) were reviewed in 225 outpatient children and young adults taking CBZ with or without other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).(More)
Hypoxic induction of the early growth response-1 (Egr-1) transcription factor initiates proinflammatory and procoagulant gene expression. Orthotopic/isogeneic rat lung transplantation triggers Egr-1 expression and nuclear DNA binding activity corresponding to Egr-1, which leads to increased expression of downstream target genes such as interleukin-1β,(More)
Expression of the zinc finger transcription factor early growth response gene-1 (Egr-1) is triggered rapidly after mechanical vascular injury or after a precipitous drop in ambient oxygen, whereupon it induces the expression of diverse gene families to elicit a pathological response. Initially characterized as an early response transcriptional activator,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by accumulation of mature appearing lymphocytes and is rarely complicated by thrombosis. One possible explanation for the paucity of thrombotic events in these patients may be the presence of the ecto-nucleotidase CD39/NTDPase-1 on the surface of the malignant cells in CLL. CD39 is the major(More)
Three case studies are presented to illustrate the clinical usefulness of serial electrophysiologic and behavioral audiologic assessments in describing CNS function in severe head injury. There was an association among acute auditory brain stem and middle-latency evoked response findings, computed tomography of brain abnormality and neurologic status, and(More)
Once released, norepinephrine is removed from cardiac synapses via reuptake into sympathetic nerves, whereas transmitter ATP is catabolized by ecto-NTP diphosphohydrolase 1 (E-NTPDase1)/CD39, an ecto-ATPase. Because ATP is known to modulate neurotransmitter release at prejunctional sites, we questioned whether this action may be ultimately controlled by the(More)
Several methods of packaging high speed (75-330 GHz) InP HEMT MMIC devices are discussed. Coplanar wirebonding is presented with measured insertion loss of less than 0.5 dB and return loss better than-17 dB from DC to 110 GHz. A motherboard / daughterboard packaging scheme is presented which supports minimum loss chains of MMICs using this coplanar(More)
BACKGROUND The results of animal studies suggest that superselective intra-arterial infusion allows the permeation of a high concentration of chemotherapeutic agents within intracranial neoplasms. In the present report, we review our clinical experience with the 100 intra-arterial infusions of carboplatin in intracranial neoplasms not responsive to other(More)