Nicholas C. S. Foo

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The vasopressin (VP) gene is expressed as three different transcripts in the rat testis. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis we have been able to identify a VP RNA that is identical in exonic structure to that found in the hypothalamus. However, the abundance of this form is very low, and it cannot be detected by Northern blotting. Two VP RNAs(More)
We are using transgenic mice to study the regulation of the bovine vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) genes. Prompted by the observation that mice bearing a bovine OT transgene express bovine OT RNA in their testes, we investigated the expression of the VP-OT locus in normal mice and cattle. Normal wild-type mice do not have detectable levels of either VP(More)
The rat vasopressin gene contains two transcriptional promoters; the activity of one is confined to the hypothalamus, while the other is testis specific. To define the sequences mediating the cell-specific expression of the vasopressin gene, we introduced rat vasopressin transgenes into the rat germ line. Neither transgene 1.5-V beta gal-0.2, which consists(More)
In the rat testis, the vasopressin gene is transcribed into precursor RNAs that are processed into a number of mature transcripts. One of these transcripts has a structure identical to that of the hypothalamic RNA that encodes the vasopressin prepropeptide, but is present at such low levels that it can only be detected by the polymerase chain reaction.(More)
The emerging vehicular communications will enable a variety of applications for safety, traffic efficiency, driver assistance and infotainment. Due to high vehicular speed, sporadic connection, limited communication range, and large volume of data that need to be transmitted, vehicular communications have the stringent requirement of real-time vehicular(More)
In the UK, the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) supports its most important shellfish fishery. Nephrops are sold either whole, or as "tails-only" for the scampi trade. In the "tailing" process, the "head" (cephalothorax) is discarded as waste. A smaller crustacean species, the Antarctic krill Euphasia superba, represents an economically valuable(More)
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