Marion T. Ryan

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OBJECTIVES To describe Australian-born women's experience of symptoms during the natural menopause transition and the relative contribution of menopausal and health status, social factors and lifestyle behaviours. DESIGN A community based cross-sectional survey by telephone interview was carried out on a randomly derived sample of Melbourne women. (More)
A potential control strategy for nematode infection in sheep is the implementation of a breeding programme to select for genes associated with resistance. The Texel breed is more resistant to gastrointestinal nematode infection than the Suffolk breed, based on faecal egg count, and this difference should enable the identification of some of the genes(More)
The PRKAG3 gene encodes the γ3 subunit of adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK), a protein that plays a key role in energy metabolism in skeletal muscle. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in this gene such as I199V are associated with important pork quality traits. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
The aim of the present study was to establish the optimum inclusion level of laminarin derived from Laminaria digitata on selected microbial populations, intestinal fermentation, cytokine and mucin gene expression in the porcine ileum and colon. A total of twenty-one pigs (mean body weight 17·9 kg) were randomly assigned to one of three dietary treatments:(More)
This study examined the effects of a mutation that inactivates the myostatin gene on calving, growth, carcass and meat quality traits in South Devon cattle. This breed carries at intermediate frequency an 11-bp deletion (MH) in the myostatin gene, known to be associated with the double-muscling phenotype, thus allowing a comparison of three genotype(More)
Glycogen-storage disease Type IIa is a fatal, genetically determined disease of infancy or early childhood that is characterized by deficient activity of acid alpha-glucosidase and by the presence of intracellular vacuoles full of glycogen, which are found in most tissues, including skin and liver. On electron microscopy these specific vacuoles are tightly(More)
To understand the mechanisms that promote recruitment and survival of T cells within the pediatric inflamed joint, we have studied the expression of CCR4 and CCR5 on synovial fluid T cells and matched peripheral blood samples from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) patients using three-color flow cytometric analysis. Thymus- and activation-regulated(More)
Genetic variation at intron 1 of the interferon gamma gene has recently been associated with variation in faecal egg count in Romney, Merino and Soay breeds of sheep. The Texel breed is more resistant to gastrointestinal nematode infection than the Suffolk breed, based on faecal egg count. Hence, the objective of this experiment was to characterise the(More)
The genomic content of Enterobacter sakazakii strain ATCC BAA-894 was analyzed for variable-number tandem repeats (VNTRs). In this study we report the development of a multiple-locus VNTR analysis (MLVA) strategy for the subtyping of E. sakazakii. The method is based on a GeneScan analysis of four VNTR loci labeled with multiple fluorescent dyes. This(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the rate of oophorectomy in, use of hormone replacement therapy by, and health, social and lifestyle factors of, mid-aged Australian women who have undergone hysterectomy. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A community-based cross-sectional survey by telephone interview of a random sample of 2001 Australian-born Melbourne women aged between(More)