Megan A. Jones

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Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease was initially reported to be linked to the RAF1 oncogene (3p25). We have ascertained and sampled two large multigenerational VHL families for linkage studies, in order to confirm the localization of the VHL gene as a prelude to fine mapping studies. The probes used in the analysis were p627 (RAF1) and pHeA12 (thyroid hormone(More)
The hyperthermia and thermal denaturation literatures reveal a time-temperature equivalency when heating cells or connective tissues: thermal damage increases with increasing temperature (for the same duration) and increases with increasing duration (for the same temperature). Recent findings conversely suggest that increasing the mechanical loading on a(More)
Small unilamellar phospholipid vesicles with covalently attached biotin and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) were prepared and characterized in terms of hydrodynamic diameter, amount and activity of immobilized enzyme, and number of biotin molecules on the outer vesicle surface. In addition, the specific adsorption of these bifunctional vesicles and(More)
Two models of immunoadsorbent assays are developed that describe the competitive adsorption of labeled antigen and unlabeled analyte to antibody binding sites immobilized on a solid surface. In the first model, a small labeled antigen and a small unlabeled analyte compete with only binding site limitations and no steric limitations. A multicomponent(More)
Competitive immunosorbent assays for the model antigen biotin were performed using both unilamellar vesicles with covalently attached biotin and horseradish peroxidase (HBVs) and commercially available biotin-labeled horseradish peroxidase (B-HRP) as the enzyme-labeled antigen. The assays were performed using anti-biotin antibody (ABA) surface densities(More)
Sixty Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates were tested by the agar disk diffusion, AMS Vitek GNS-V flex panel (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.), and agar dilution methods. Although the results of aminoglycoside tests were satisfactory, those of piperacillin and cefoperazone by Vitek GNS-V (T2.05 program) were not acceptable.
Investigation of the ecological and evolutionary basis for the often-intriguing courtship behavior of animals requires that we understand the patterns of variation inherent in such behaviors. The courtship displays of the White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) are not well-known, and previously published descriptions and interpretations of displays conflict(More)
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