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Haliotis asinina is a broadcast-spawning mollusc that inhabits Indo-Pacific coral reefs. This tropical abalone develops through a nonfeeding larval stage that is competent to settle on specific species of coralline algae after 3-4 days in the plankton. Failure to contact an inductive algae within 10 days of hatching usually results in death. These life(More)
To study the signal transduction mechanisms by which ultraviolet B (UVB) leads to increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis, human epidermal cultures were irradiated with 30 mJ/cm2 UVB and assayed for 6-h cumulative PGE2. Supernatants from irradiated cultures showed a 4-fold increase in PGE2 synthesis (113.6 +/- 26.8 pg/mg protein) when compared to(More)
Extensive documentation has validated the role of UV irradiation as a tumor initiator and promoter, inducing both squamous and basal cell carcinomas. Human epidermis is a tissue which undergoes active metabolism of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins which is regulated by the action of prostaglandin H synthase (also known as cyclooxygenase). One mechanism(More)
Although largely solitary, humpback whales exhibit a number of behaviours where individuals co-operate with one another, for example during bubble net feeding. Such cases could be due to reciprocal altruism brought on by exceptional circumstances, for example the presence of abundant shoaling fish. An alternative explanation is that these behaviours have(More)
The growth of hair from epilated and non-epilated areas of rats receiving a variety of hormonal treatments was investigaged by pulse-labelling with 35-S-cystine. While epilation at certain stages of the spontaneous cycle may rephase follicular activity, it did not affect the length, rate or duration of growth of the hairs which erupted subsequently, either(More)
Six Raynaud's disease and four Raynaud's phenomenon patients were treated with 12 sessions of finger temperature biofeedback. The mean frequency of vasospastic attacks was reduced to 7.5% of that reported during the pretreatment baseline and was maintained for a 1 year follow-up period. Significant control of digital temperature was demonstrated during(More)
A dinucleotide microsatellite was found to be conserved at the 3' untranslated end of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) gene in cattle, rat and human. The high level of sequence conservation found in this gene allows the use of a single set of PCR primers to amplify sequence spanning the repeat in many species. Sequence analysis revealed the(More)