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Sunlight has long been recognized as a major provider of vitamin D for humans; radiation in the UVB (290-315 nm) portion of the solar spectrum photolyzes 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin to previtamin D3, which, in turn, is converted by a thermal process to vitamin D3. Latitude and season affect both the quantity and quality of solar radiation reaching the(More)
The acoustic startle reflex (ASR) is inhibited by low intensity acoustic stimuli (prepulse inhibition; PPI) delivered prior to the startle stimulus. PPI may reflect underlying sensorimotor processes involved in the filtering of exteroceptive stimuli for their cognitive or physiological relevance. Latent inhibition (LI) is a cognitive process in which(More)
Ribonuclease P from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe was partially purified using DEAE-cellulose and phosphocellulose column chromatography. The yeast RNase P enzyme cleaves Escherichia coli tRNATyr precursor to give tRNATyr containing its mature 5' end. The enzyme activity is inhibited after treatment with nucleases; this indicates the(More)
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