Peter J. Robinson

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Perchlorate (ClO4-) disrupts endocrine homeostasis by competitively inhibiting the transport of iodide (I-) into the thyroid. The potential for health effects from human exposure to ClO4- in drinking water is not known, but experimental animal studies are suggestive of developmental effects from ClO4- induced iodide deficiency during gestation. Normal(More)
Due to perchlorate's (ClO4-) ability to competitively inhibit thyroid iodide (I-) uptake through the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS), potential human health risks exist from chronic exposure via drinking water. Such risks may include hypothyroidism, goiter, and mental retardation (if exposure occurs during critical periods in neurodevelopment). To aid in(More)
Detection of perchlorate (ClO4-) in several drinking water sources across the U.S. has lead to public concern over health effects from chronic low-level exposures. Perchlorate inhibits thyroid iodide (I-) uptake at the sodium (Na+)-iodide (I-) symporter (NIS), thereby disrupting the initial stage of thyroid hormone synthesis. A physiologically based(More)
The Peirce project (named after Charles Sanders Peirce) is an international collabora-tive project aiming to construct a freely available conceptual graphs workbench to support research in the conceptual graphs community in areas such as natural language processing, enterprise modelling, program speciication and veriication, management information systems ,(More)
This paper presents the multi-threading and internet message communication capabilities of Qu-Prolog. Message addresses are symbolic and the communications package provides high-level support that completely hides details of IP addresses and port numbers as well as the underlying TCP/IP transport layer. The combination of the multi-threads and the high(More)
The Q4 class I gene has been shown to participate in gene conversion events within the mouse major histocompatibility complex. Its complete genomic nucleotide sequence has been determined. The 5′ half of Q4 resembles H-2 genes more strongly than other Q genes. Its 3′ end, in contrast, is Q-like and contains a translational stop signal in exon 5 which(More)
Mouse β2-microglobulin (β2m) is polymorphic. Sequences of five allelic wild mouse B2m genes have been determined from the large exons of genomic DNA using the polymerase chain reaction. Relative to the standard B2m a allele, the products of four alleles of Mus musculus origin (w2, w3, w4, and w5), differ by only one or two amino acids. w5 has a single(More)