Rob A. McPherson

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  • G Abbiendi, K Ackerstaff, +141 authors Heisenberg Fellow
  • 1999
Cross-sections and angular distributions for hadronic and lepton pair final states in e + e − collisions at a centre-of-mass energy near 189 GeV, measured with the OPAL detector at LEP, are presented and compared with the predictions of the Standard Model. The results are used to measure the energy dependence of the electromagnetic coupling constant α em ,(More)
Human erythrocyte band 3 was covalently labeled within the integral membrane domain by incubating intact erythrocytes with the phosphorescent probe eosinyl-5-maleimide. The rotational diffusion of band 3 in membranes prepared from these labeled cells was measured using the technique of time-resolved phosphorescence anisotropy. Three rotational correlation(More)
The daily variation of serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) was investigated simultaneously in 10 patients with osseous metastatic prostatic cancer, 10 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, and 10 volunteers without prostatic disease. Duplicate serum samples were obtained from all patients on the same(More)
Production of events with hadronic and leptonic final states has been measured in e + e − collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130–172 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Cross-sections and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries are presented, both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative Zγ events, and compared to Standard Model(More)
  • G Abbiendi, K Ackerstaff, +164 authors Heisenberg Fellow
  • 1997
A search for pair produced scalar fermions with couplings that violate R-parity has been performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 56 pb −1 at a centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 183 GeV collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. An important consequence of R-parity breaking interactions is that the lightest supersymmet-ric(More)
Measurements of time-resolved phosphorescence anisotropy were used to monitor the rotational diffusion of eosin-labeled band 3 in membranes of the elliptocytic erythrocytes of alpacas and camels. The rotational freedom of camelid band 3 was more restricted than for human band 3. Removal of the peripheral membrane proteins from human erythrocyte membranes,(More)
Invasion of human erythrocytes by Plasmodium falciparum is inhibited by chymostatin. This suggests that digestion of erythrocyte surface proteins by a protease with chymotrypsin-like activity may be involved in the invasion process. We find that treatment of intact erythrocytes with chymotrypsin cleaves the integral membrane protein, band 3, generating a(More)
Searches for signatures of the production of particles predicted by theories with super-symmetry at LEP are reviewed. The searches are discussed primarily from the standpoint of their different experimental topologies, with emphasis on new signatures suggested by alternative theoretical models. No evidence for supersymmetric particle production is observed.(More)
Bose-Einstein Correlations (BEC) of three identical charged pions were studied in 4 × 10 6 hadronic Z 0 decays recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP. The genuine three-pion correlations, corrected for the Coulomb effect, were separated from the known two-pion correlations by a new subtraction procedure. A significant genuine three-pion BEC enhancement near(More)