Mei Fang Lin

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We determined that the larval nervous system of Ilyanassa obsoleta contains paired cerebral, pleural, pedal, buccal and intestinal ganglia and unpaired apical, osphradial, and visceral ganglia. We used a modified form of NADPH diaphorase histochemistry to compare the neuroanatomy of precompetent (including specimens 6, 8, and 12 days after hatching),(More)
Gaseous nitric oxide (NO) is produced through the action of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and acts as a neurotransmitter (Jacklet and Gruhn, 1994b. Elphick et al., 1995a; Jacklet, 1995) in the nervous systems of adult gastropod molluses. By comparison, little or no information appears to exist about the ontogeny of molluscan NOS-containing neurons.(More)
Dextromethorphan ((+)-3-methoxy-N-methylmorphinan, DM) has been shown to have both anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects. The mechanisms of these CNS effects of DM have been suggested to be associated with the low-affinity, noncompetitive, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) antagonism of DM and/or the high-affinity DM/sigma receptors. DM is largely(More)
Educational success among Asian Americans has led to their being labeled the "model minority." At the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Asian American students have higher grade point averages (GPAs) than Hispanic and African American but not White students, supporting the notion that Asian Americans are more successful compared with other racial(More)
We estimated relative rates of insertion/deletion events on each branch of the tree using a maximum likelihood approach. As described in the Methods section (under " Indel imputation "), we identify indel regions (IRs) and represent them as matrices of 0s and 1s in a collapsed form, under the assumption that the probability of an insertion or deletion does(More)
Microwaves (pulsed, 2,450 MHz) at an average power density of 3 W/cm2 were applied directly to the head for 5, 10, or 20 min, producing a peak specific absorption rate of 240 W/kg in the brain, which, after a 10-min exposure, resulted in brain temperatures in excess of 43 degrees C. A bolus of 86Rb in isotonic saline was injected intravenously and an(More)
Composite dark matter candidates, which can arise from new strongly-coupled sectors, are well-motivated and phenomenologically interesting, particularly in the context of asymmetric generation of the relic density. In this work, we employ lattice calculations to study the electromagnetic form factors of electroweak-neutral dark-matter baryons for a(More)
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the requirement for dietary crude protein (CP) in growing blue-breasted quail (BBQ). In Experiment 1, 300 1-day-old quails were randomly assigned to 10 groups according to a 2×5 factorial arrangement of treatments with two metabolisable energy (ME) levels (12.13 and 13.39 MJ/kg) and five CP concentrations (160,(More)
Citation Syritsyn, S. N., et al. (2010). Nucleon electromagnetic form factors from lattice QCD using $2+1$ flavor domain wall fermions on fine lattices and chiral perturbation theory. Phys. Rev. D 81: 034507/1-37. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site(More)
Calcification is one of the most distinctive traits of scleractinian corals. Their hard skeletons form the substratum of reef ecosystems and confer on corals their remarkable diversity of shapes. Corallimorpharians are non-calcifying, close relatives of scleractinian corals, and the evolutionary relationship between these two groups is key to understanding(More)