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In this article we expand and improve the Internet company valuation model of Schwartz and Moon (2000) in numerous ways. By using techniques from real options theory and modern capital budgeting, the earlier paper demonstrated that uncertainty about key variables plays a major role in the valuation of high growth Internet companies. Presently, we make the(More)
Cellular FLICE-inhibitory protein (cFLIP) is a member of the tumour necrosis factor signalling pathway and a regulator of apoptosis, and it has a role in cardiac remodelling following myocardial infarction (MI) that remains largely uncharacterised. This study aimed to determine the function of cFLIP as a potential mediator of post-infarction cardiac(More)
The development of cardiac hypertrophy in response to increased hemodynamic load and neurohormonal stress is initially a compensatory response that may eventually lead to ventricular dilatation and heart failure. Cellular FLICE-inhibitory protein (cFLIP) is a homologue of caspase 8 without caspase activity that inhibits apoptosis initiated by death receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Autophagy is critical in the maintenance of cellular protein quality control, the final step of which involves the fusion of autophagosomes with lysosomes. Cathepsin-L (CTSL) is a key member of the lysosomal protease family that is expressed in the murine and human heart, and it may play an important role in protein turnover. We hypothesized that(More)
44 S ales forecasting is a management function that companies often fail to recognize as a key contributor to corporate success. From a top-line perspective , accurate sales forecasts allow a company to provide high levels of customer service. When demand can be predicted accurately, it can be met in a timely and efficient manner, keeping both channel(More)
The HECT E3 ubiquitin ligase HACE1 is a tumour suppressor known to regulate Rac1 activity under stress conditions. HACE1 is increased in the serum of patients with heart failure. Here we show that HACE1 protects the heart under pressure stress by controlling protein degradation. Hace1 deficiency in mice results in accelerated heart failure and increased(More)
Peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed in 2 dogs and a cat. One dog was referred because of clinical signs of cardiac tamponade and acute decompensation from liver entrapment within the hernia. Surgical correction of the hernia alleviated clinical signs in all 3 animals. Echocardiography was used in combination with radiography to provide a(More)
We studied the effects of acute hypoxia (Fi02 = 0.09-0.11, 20 min.) on transpulmonary plasma prostaglandin (PG) concentrations in ten anesthetized, paralyzed, artificially ventilated dogs. Concentrations of 6-keto-PGF1 alpha, TxB2, PGE2, PGF2 alpha, and 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2 alpha were measured from the pulmonary artery and abdominal aorta using(More)