Paul E Hand

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The expression of cyclin D1 protein in tumour sections from 81 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer was analysed using immunohistochemistry. The tumours that overexpressed cyclin D1 in more than 10% of neoplastic cells were considered positive. Thus overexpression of cyclin D1 was observed in 72/81 (89%) of the cases examined. Protein was detected in(More)
We derive a homogenized description of the electrical communication along a single strand of myocytes in the presence of gap-junctional and electric-field coupling. In the model, cells are electrically coupled through narrow clefts that are resistively connected to extracellular space. Cells are also coupled directly through gap junctions. We perform(More)
We present a multiscale model and an adaptive numerical scheme for simulating cardiac action potential propagation along a linear strand of heart muscle cells. This model couples macroscale partial differential equations posed over the tissue to microscale equations posed over discrete cellular geometry. The microscopic equations are used only near action(More)
The importance of polymorphism in the glutathione S-transferase GSTM1, GSTT1 and, cytochrome P450, CYP2D6 loci in the pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer has been assessed in two studies; firstly, a case-control study designed to determine the influence of these genes on susceptibility to this cancer, and secondly, the putative role of these genes in(More)
We derive the values for the intracellular and extracellular conductivities needed for bidomain simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using homogenization of partial differential equations. In our model, cardiac myocytes are rectangular prisms and gap junctions appear in a distributed manner as flux boundary conditions for Laplace's equation. Using(More)
A study was conducted in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in the months of July and August 2009 with the objectives of assessing the status of black rot and race structure of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris in the three countries. Samples infected with black rot were collected from farmers’ fields mainly from Brassica oleracea(More)
Minimally processed salad packs often suffer from discolouration on cut leaf edges within a few days after harvest. This limits shelf life of the product and results in high wastage. Recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between lettuce cvs. Saladin and Iceberg were shown to be suitable for genetic analysis of postharvest discolouration(More)
We modify and empirically study an adaptive multiscale model for simulating cardiac action potential propagation along a strand of cardiomyocytes. The model involves microscale partial differential equations posed over cells near the action potential upstroke and macroscale partial differential equations posed over the remainder of the tissue. An important(More)
Characterisation of genetic variation in nitrate accumulation by lettuce will inform strategies for selecting low-nitrate varieties more capable of meeting EU legislation on harvested produce. This study uses a population of recombinant inbred lines (RILs) of lettuce to determine how genotypic differences influence N uptake, N assimilation and iso-osmotic(More)
The predicted massive growth in the world overall population and the proportion of the elderly together with climate change and water shortages pose major global challenges in ensuring food security, both in terms of availability and safety. The geographic and demographic changes are likely to force unprecedented changes in land usage and agricultural(More)
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