Rachel Sievert

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Methanosarcina barkeri was grown on trimethylamine, methylamine, or methanol containing completely deuterated methyl groups. Methane was collected and analyzed in a mass spectrometer. It contained 79 to 83% CD3H and 14 to 18% CD2H2. This demonstrated that the methyl groups of the above compounds served primarily as direct precursors of methane.
Biondi, Fazio, and colleagues recently reported that long term T4 treatment to suppress serum TSH markedly affects cardiac function. T4-treated patients had more symptoms [12.2 +/- 3.9 (+/-SD) vs. 4.2 +/- 2.3 by quantitative questionnaire], higher mean heart rate, increased incidence of atrial extrasystoles, increased interventricular septal thickness and(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective observational study was conducted to test the hypothesis that there is clinically measurable epithelial hyperplasia after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and to determine its effect on the epithelial oxygen uptake rate. METHODS One hundred myopic eyes who had been previously treated unilaterally with PRK were examined. Fifty(More)
A patient with longstanding Hashimoto's thyroiditis who was treated with L-thyroxine at a dosage of 0.05 mg/day developed a decreased serum TSH concentration. L-Thyroxine was discontinued. Within 1 month, the patient developed mild hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease. A hemorrhagic disorder occurred simultaneously with bleeding into muscle, joints, and(More)
UAP56, ALY/REF, and NXF1 are mRNA export factors that sequentially bind at the 5' end of a nuclear mRNA but are also reported to associate with the exon junction complex (EJC). To screen for signal transduction pathways regulating mRNA export complex assembly, we used fluorescence recovery after photobleaching to measure the binding of mRNA export and EJC(More)