Maynard Falconer

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The effects of methylmercury (MeHg) on microtubules (MTs) in differentiating neurons derived from retinoic acid-induced embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells in culture were examined by immunofluorescence microscopy. Undifferentiated EC cells contained mostly kinetically labile tyrosinated (TYR) MTs which extended from the centrosome and a small population of(More)
By using fluorescently labeled phalloidin we have examined, at the light microscope level, the three-dimensional distribution and reorganization of actin-like microfilaments (mfs) during plant cell cycle and differentiation. At interphase, mfs are organized into three distinct yet interconnected arrays: fine peripheral networks close to the plasma membrane;(More)
Two posttranslational modifications of alpha-tubulin, acetylation and detyrosination, are associated with stable microtubule (MT) populations, including those of neuronal processes. We have used a pluripotent embryonal carcinoma cell line, P19, to investigate changes in MT isotype and stability found in MT arrays during neurogenesis. This cell line has an(More)
Microtubule (Mt) populations show large differences in dynamic properties (i.e., turnover rates) among cell types, and even within the same cell type at different stages of the cell cycle or stages of differentiation. These differences in dynamic properties are correlated with altered sensitivity to Mt-disassembling drugs (e.g. colchicine) which bind(More)
Pluripotent P19 embryonal carcinoma cell cultures can be induced to differentiate into neurons and glial cells by the addition of 10(-6) M retinoic acid. During early neural differentiation, a bundle of colchicine-stable, acetylated microtubules is formed. This acetylated microtubule array apparently extends to form neurites during neurogenesis. In this(More)
— Today's high performance computer systems must have fast, reliable access to memory and I/O devices. Unfortunately , inter-symbol interference, transmission line effects and other noise sources can distort data transfers. Engineers must therefore determine if bus designs have signal integrity—i.e., the bus can transfer data with minimal amplitude or(More)
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