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Székely, Miguel. What's behind the inequality we measure : an investigation using Latin American data / by Miguel Székely, Marianne Hilgert. The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES)(More)
1 Development Bank .The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Bank or its board of directors. The authors would like to thank de Barros for kindly providing data. Please address comments to miguels@iadb.org. Abstract: This work assesses the changes in aggregate poverty and inequality that have taken place in Latin America during the past 26(More)
Receptors for the hormones vasopressin, angiotensin II, and thyrotropin-releasing hormone have been studied electrophysiologically in Xenopus laevis oocytes previously injected with poly(A)+ RNA from the respective receptor-containing tissues. The injected oocytes responded to the hormones by demonstrating oscillations in membrane currents as recorded by(More)
Complete cDNA sequences for the vasopressin and oxytocin precursor polyproteins have been determined for the rat, calf, human and pig (vasopressin only), indicating the essential conservation of the precursor structures throughout mammals. DNA probes specific for vasopressin or oxytocin mRNAs have been used to identify both classic (hypothalamic) and novel(More)
The sequence of a cDNA encoding the corticotropin-releasing factor precursor has been identified by screening lambda gt11 libraries constructed from poly(A)+ RNA of the hypothalamic region of the white sucker Catostomus commersoni brain with synthetic oligonucleotide probes deduced from the sequence of the rat corticotropin-releasing factor. The amino acid(More)
Molecular cloning experiments indicate the presence of two distinct CRF genes in the sucker genome encoding independent 162-amino-acid precursors, which both consist of a signal sequence, succeeded by a cryptic peptide and subsequently by the hormone moiety. The two 41-amino-acid CRF peptides differ by an Ala-->Val substitution at amino acid position 28.(More)
In situ hybridization procedure with a 32P-labelled synthetic oligonucleotide probe was used to detect corticotropin-releasing factor-encoding messenger RNA (CRF mRNA) in the hypothalamus of the white sucker, Catostomus commersoni. Adjacent sections were immunostained by a sucker CRF-specific antiserum. CRF mRNA-containing neurons were identified by(More)
This work assesses the changes in aggregate poverty and inequality that have taken place in Latin America during the past 26 years. With this objective, we put together the largest number of observations on income distribution for the region for the period 1970-1995. We find that poverty and inequality have not declined during the 1990s in spite of(More)
Székely, Miguel. What drives differences in inequality across countries? / by Miguel Székely, Marianne Hilgert. The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES) publishes the Latin American(More)
3beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3betaHSD) is a key enzyme in the synthesis of bioactive steroid hormones. Objectives of the present study were to clone canine 3betaHSD and to investigate its expression in dog corpora lutea (CL) covering the periods of their formation, early and late regression (days 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 65 after ovulation). Complete(More)