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Chicken repeat 1 (CR1) is an interspersed repetitive element that is a member of the non-long terminal repeat class of retrotransposons. A data set of chicken 95 CR1 elements was compiled and the phylogeny of the 52 elements with the most complete 3' ends was examined. We interpret the branching pattern as clustering into at least six subfamilies,(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic plaques progress in a highly individual manner. The purposes of the Prediction of Progression of Coronary Artery Disease and Clinical Outcome Using Vascular Profiling of Shear Stress and Wall Morphology (PREDICTION) Study were to determine the role of local hemodynamic and vascular characteristics in coronary plaque progression(More)
Leptin is a hormone produced in adipose cells that regulates energy expenditure, food intake, and adiposity. To understand leptin's transcriptional regulation, we are studying its promoter. Four conserved and functional regions were identified. Mutations in the C/EBP and TATA motifs each caused an approximately 10-fold decrease in promoter activity. The(More)
Chloride channels are present in the majority of epithelial cells, where they mediate absorption or secretion of NaCl. Although the absorptive and secretory channels are well characterized in terms of their electrophysiological behavior, there is a lack of pharmacological ligands that can aid us in further functional and eventually molecular(More)
The level of expression of exogenous genes carried by transgenic mice typically varies from mouse to mouse and can be quite low. This behaviour is attributed to the influence of the mouse chromatin near the site of transgene integration. This 'position effect' has been seen in transgenic mice carrying the human beta-globin gene. It was however, abolished(More)
Disorders of voice and speech were studied in 43 survivors of Reye's syndrome (RS). During hospital convalescence 26 (60%) of 43 were aphonic, hoarse, or had other alterations of speech production. These disorders occurred in those patients with the worst severity of RS. Four patients (9% of survivors) had a persistent motor voice or speech disorder at(More)
Nucleotide sequences have been determined for eight ors (ori-enriched sequence) fragments isolated from monkey DNA by a method that was designed to enrich for origins of DNA replication [Kaufmann et al., Mol. Cell. Biol. 5 (1985) 721-727]. Evidence has been presented that some or possibly all of these sequences can serve, albeit inefficiently, as oris in(More)
Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) was assessed in 30 impotent patients for the purpose of differential diagnosis. In 11 psychogenic cases, with several exceptions, NPT was found to be normal, with a marked discrepancy between the NPT findings and the patients' estimates of their daytime erectile capacity. In 19 organic patients, maximal NPT corresponded(More)
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