Sensitization of adenylyl cyclase (AC) by increased expression of large isoforms of the stimulatory G-protein Galpha(s) has been suggested as a mechanism that governs uterine quiescence during pregnancy. We quantified several components of the AC pathway in pregnant (P, n=21) and nonpregnant human myometria (NP, n=10). AC activity was approximately… (More)
In the framework of the CARAT collaboration, which executes work package 15 of the EU FP7 " HadronPhys-ics2 " project, the diamond group at the University of Augsburg is responsible for the development and growth of heteroepitaxial diamond films, which shall be used in particular for tracking and ToF measurements of heavy ions and minimum ionising particles.
Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques have had a great impact on research fields of surface science and nanotechnology during the last decades. They are used to investigate surfaces with scanning ranges between several 100 m down to atomic resolution. Depending on experimental conditions, and the interaction forces between probe and sample, different… (More)