Richard McNeer

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Ascites 13762 rat mammary adenocarcinoma cells express abundantly on their cell surfaces a heterodimeric glycoprotein complex composed of a sialomucin ascites sialoglycoprotein (ASGP)-1 and a transmembrane subunit ASGP-2. The latter, which contains two epidermal growth factor-like domains, binds the receptor tyrosine kinase p185(neu), suggesting that the(More)
The pulmonary epithelium has a multitude of specialized functions, which depend on regulated growth and differentiation of several cell types. One such function is the synthesis and secretion of mucins, which offer the epithelium protection from and a means for removal of noxious environmental factors. Sialomucin complex (SMC) is a heterodimeric(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports by The Joint Commission as well as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation have indicated that medical audible alarm effectiveness needs to be improved. Several recent studies have explored various approaches to improving the audible alarms, motivating the authors to develop real-time software capable of comparing such alarms. We(More)
The sialomucin complex (SMC), originally isolated as a heterodimeric glycoprotein complex from membranes of ascites sublines of a highly metastatic mammary adenocarcinoma, consists of a high Mr mucin subunit (ASGP-1, ascites sialoglycoprotein) and a transmembrane subunit (ASGP-2) with two epidermal growth factor-like domains. SMC has been characterized in(More)
Muc4/sialomucin complex (SMC) is a high molecular mass heterodimeric membrane mucin, encoded by a single gene, and originally discovered in a highly metastatic ascites rat mammary adenocarcinoma. Subsequent studies have shown that it is a prominent component of many accessible and vulnerable epithelia, including the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoblot and(More)
Sialomucin complex (SMC) is a high Mr glycoprotein heterodimer, originally discovered on the cell surfaces of ascites sublines of the highly metastatic 13762 rat mammary adenocarcinoma, and composed of mucin (ASGP-1) and transmembrane (ASGP-2) subunits. SMC is encoded by a single gene and synthesized as a large precursor protein which is cleaved into its(More)
BACKGROUND The auditory middle-latency response (transient) and the 40-Hz auditory steady state response (ASSR) are modulated by anesthetics. However, the quantitative relation between these evoked responses is difficult to obtain because of technical limitations of the recording methods used to obtain transients at high stimulation rates. This study uses(More)
BACKGROUND Operating rooms are identified as being one of the noisiest of clinical environments, and intraoperative noise is associated with adverse effects on staff and patient safety. Simulation-based experiments would offer controllable and safe venues for investigating this noise problem. However, realistic simulation of the clinical auditory(More)
In this study, an operating room simulation environment was adapted to include quadraphonic speakers, which were used to recreate a composed clinical soundscape. To assess validity of the composed soundscape, several acoustic parameters of this simulated environment were acquired in the presence of alarms only, background noise only, or both. These(More)