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'Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical figure in contemporary sociology.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Weber's essay is certainly one of the most fruitful examinations of the relations between religion and social theory which has appeared, and I desire to acknowledge my indebtedness to it.' All rights reserved. No part of this book may be(More)
Mos is normally expressed during oocyte meiotic maturation in vertebrates. However, apart from its cytostatic factor (CSF) activity, its precise role during mouse meiosis is still unknown. First, we analyzed its role as a MAP kinase kinase kinase. Mos is synthesized concomitantly with the activation of MAP kinase in mouse oocytes. Moreover, MAP kinase is(More)
In unfertilized eggs from vertebrates, the cell cycle is arrested in metaphase of the second meiotic division (metaphase II) until fertilization or activation. Maintenance of the long-term meiotic metaphase arrest requires mechanisms preventing the destruction of the maturation promoting factor (MPF) and the migration of the chromosomes. In frog oocytes,(More)
The fact that the points of view, not only of the contributors but of the editors as well, are not identical even on methodological issues, stands as a guarantee that the Archiv will not fall prey to any sectarian outlook. On the other hand, agreement as to certain fundamental issues is a presupposition of the joint assumption of editorial responsibility.(More)
Recently, a number of neuroimaging studies have been conducted, aimed at detecting signs of consciousness in patients with a diagnosis of vegetative or minimally conscious state. The contributions appeared during an ongoing international ethical and socio-legal debate, on the admissibility of decisions to withdraw artificial nutrition from vegetative(More)
Recently, it has been shown that the product of the c-mos proto-oncogene is a component of cytostatic factor, an activity present in unfertilized eggs from vertebrates that arrests the cell cycle in metaphase of the second meiotic division (metaphase II) possibly by stabilizing maturation-promoting factor (MPF). We have studied the behavior of the c-mos(More)
When metaphase II-arrested mouse oocytes (M II) are activated very soon after ovulation, they respond abortively by second polar body extrusion followed by another metaphase arrest (metaphase III, M III; Kubiak, 1989). The M II/M III transition resembles the natural transition between the first and second meiotic metaphases (M I/M II). We observed that a(More)