Louise Clancy

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Ultracold neutral Fermi gases provide a novel platform for the experimental quantum simulation of correlated many-body systems. The study of fluctuations and correlations in Fermi gases and the development of appropriate measurement methods are the subject of this thesis. Spatial atom noise analysis performed for expanded clouds of an ideal Fermi gas(More)
The crystal structure of a lysine 49 variant phospholipase A2 (K49 PLA2) has been determined at 2.0-A resolution. This particular phospholipase A2, purified from the venom of the eastern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus), a North American pit viper, differs significantly from others studied crystallographically because of replacement of the(More)
The crystal structure of recombinant human interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) has been determined at 2.0 A resolution and refined to a crystallographic R-factor of 0.19. Three heavy-atom derivatives were identified and used for multiple isomorphous replacement phasing. Interpretation of the resulting electron density map revealed a structure in which there are(More)
The first microgravity protein crystal growth experiments were performed on Spacelab I by Littke and John. These experiments indicated that the space grown crystals, which were obtained using a liquid-liquid diffusion system, were larger than crystals obtained by the same experimental system on earth. Subsequent experiments were performed by other(More)
We report the crystallization of samples of a recombinant preparation of human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein (IRAP) and solution of the crystal structure by isomorphous replacement methods. Crystals were obtained by the hanging-drop vapor-diffusion method at 277 K from solutions of PEG 4000 containing sodium chloride, dithiothreitol and PIPES(More)
The anomalous scattering data from five Cd in the native protein were used to determine the crystal structure of cadmium, zinc (Cd,Zn) metallothionein isoform II from rat liver. The structure of a 4-Cd cluster was solved by direct methods. A 2.3 A resolution electron density map was calculated by iterative single-wavelength anomalous scattering. The(More)
This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Focus groups were conducted with 13 community-dwelling older adults with sight loss ranging from poor to completely blind. Transcripts were analyzed using an inductive thematic analysis. Facilitators and barriers are experienced in three ways:(More)
The crystal structure of sodium hydrogen adipate-adipic acid (2/1) dihydrate, [Na2(C6H9O4)2(C6H10O4)].2H2O, Mr = 518.4, has been determined from neutron diffraction data collected at 220 and 295 K. Crystals are monoclinic, space group C2/m, with Z = 2. At 295 K, a = 9.378 (2), b = 13.379 (5), c = 10.247 (3) A, beta = 95.93 (3) degrees, V = 1278.8 (7) A3, Dn(More)
The malic enzyme from muscle mitochondria of the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum is a tetramer of 65 kDa monomers that catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of malate to pyruvate and CO2 with NAD cofactor as oxidant. This malic enzyme is critical to the nematode for muscle function under anaerobic conditions. Unlike mammalian versions of the enzyme such(More)
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