Laurie Otis

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The effects of gangliosides on phosphorylation were studied in rat brain membrane. Gangliosides stimulated phosphorylation only in the presence of Ca2+ with major phosphoproteins of 45,000, 50,000, 60,000, and 80,000 daltons and high-molecular-weight species. In addition, gangliosides inhibited the phosphorylation of three proteins with molecular weights of(More)
The effects of folic acid on synaptic transmission in the hippocampal slice have been studied. Application of folic acid (0.1-1 mM) increased the size of population spikes recorded extracellularly in the CAl pyramidal cell layer and caused the appearance of multiple population spikes. Intracellular recording revealed that folic acid had no consistent effect(More)
Persons undergoing physical therapy home services often have difficulty with mobility and gait. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between gait and a rating of cognitive functioning in persons undergoing home-care physical therapy services. Patients over the age of 65 (n = 11,601) seen by a home-care agency between(More)
Background/Purpose: Over 1/3 of adults over age 65 experiences at least one fall each year. This pilot case report uses a classification regression tree analysis (CART) to model the outcomes for balance/risk of falls from the Gentiva® Safe Strides® Program (SSP). Case Description: SSP is a home-based balance/fall prevention program designed to treat root(More)
The aim of this study is to compare the body-gun stability of biathletes and rifle shooters up to the firing of a shot, when shooting in standing position. Eight subjects are tested: two experts and two novices in rifle shooting, two experts and two novices in biathlon. Electromyographic (EMG) activity of the tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius and deltoid(More)
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