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BACKGROUND Swarm-founding epiponine wasps are an intriguing group of social insects in which colonies are polygynic (several queens share reproduction) and differentiation between castes is often not obvious. However, caste differences in some may be more pronounced in later phases of the colony cycle. RESULTS Using morphometric analyses and multivariate(More)
The cholesterol esterification process was analyzed in 19 carriers of the apolipoprotein AIMilano (AIM) variant and in 19 age-sex matched controls by measuring lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) mass, activity (i.e., cholesterol esterification with a standard proteoliposome substrate) and cholesterol esterification rate (i.e., cholesterol(More)
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