Mathew Nichols

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Cyclic AMP treatment of hepatoma cells leads to increased protein binding at the cyclic AMP response element (CRE) of the tyrosine aminotransferase (TAT) gene in vivo, as revealed by genomic footprinting, whereas no increase is observed at the CRE of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) gene. Several criteria establish that the 43 kDa CREB protein(More)
The tissue-specific extinguisher locus TSE1, a dominant negative regulator of transcription in somatic cell hybrids, acts via a cAMP response element (CRE) to repress activity of a hepatocyte-specific enhancer. Guided by the antagonism between TSE1 and cAMP-mediated signal transduction, we identified the regulatory subunit RI alpha of protein kinase A (PKA)(More)
The utility of three-dimensional (3D) models for planning laparoscopic surgery and surgical training has been demonstrated. (1) Computed tomography (CT) scans with oral and intravenous contrast medium are frequently used for preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing complex laparoscopic surgery. Immersive 3D VR overcomes many of the conceptual(More)
Computed tomography (CT) scans are frequently used for preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing complex surgery and are therefore commonly encountered by medical students on their surgical rotations. Interpretation of these CT scan images is therefore an integral component of all medical students' surgical rotations. Additionally, advanced rendering(More)
The nuclear proteins which act synergistically with the glucocorticoid receptor to induce transcription of the tyrosine aminotransferase gene include factors recognizing the CACCC element. We have purified and characterized the proteins from rat liver nuclei which bind to the CACCC motif in the glucocorticoid-inducible enhancer of the gene. Three(More)
This paper describes how patient specific volumetric data are managed from image acquisition through final processing for the purposes of creating a 3D VR rendering of user selected and manipulated 3D models. The system described here allows for the development of quick, inexpensive, and clinician manipulated patient-specific models. The utility of this(More)
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