Sandra L. White

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Transpiration (E) is regulated over short time periods by stomatal conductance (Gs) and over multi-year periods by treeand stand-structural factors such as leaf area, height and density, with upper limits ultimately set by climate. We tested the hypothesis that tree structure, stand structure and Gs together regulate E per ground area (Eg) within climatic(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether fixed-pressure or variable-pressure CPAP was preferred by patients and gave better outcomes in patients with the obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). DESIGN Randomized blinded cross-over trial with 6 weeks of fixed and 6 weeks of variable-pressure CPAP. SETTING Sleep center. PATIENTS 200 consecutive(More)
Oligosaccharide moieties of cell-surface glycoconjugates are thought to be involved in recognition events associated with tumor metastasis and invasion. Using swainsonine (SW), an inhibitor of Golgi alpha-mannosidase II that results in the formation of hybrid-type oligosaccharides on N-linked glycoproteins, we have tested the hypothesis that specific glycan(More)
Penicillium expansum is commonly associated with patulin production in pomaceous fruits. Both the full-length isoepoxydon dehydrogenase (idh) gene and a 470 bp fragment of the 6-methylsalicylic acid synthase (6-msas) gene have been cloned from P. expansum. In addition, we cloned a 715 bp fragment of a putative ATP-binding cassette transporter gene peab1,(More)
This study investigates the comparative strategies of accumulation under standardised laboratory conditions of the essential metals zinc and copper, and the non-essential metal cadmium by three crustaceans of different taxa; vizPalaemon elegans Rathke (Malacostraca: Eucarida: Decapoda),Echinogammarus pirloti (Sexton & Spooner) (Malacostraca: Peracarida:(More)
Racial disparities in health cannot be explained solely on the basis of poverty, access to health care, behavior, or environmental factors. Their complex etiology is dependent on interactions between all these factors plus genetics. Scientists have been slow to consider genetics as a risk factor because genetic polymorphisms tend to be more variable within(More)
BACKGROUND Bereaved adults with intellectual disabilities are known to experience prolonged and atypical grief which is often unrecognized. The aim of this project was to find an effective way to improve mental health and behavioural outcomes. METHODS Subjects were randomized to two different therapeutic interventions: traditional counselling by volunteer(More)
The induction of macrophage tumoricidal activity by swainsonine (8a beta-indolizidine-1 alpha, 2 alpha, 8 beta-triol), an indolizidine alkaloid, has been implicated as possibly an important immune effector mechanism involved in the suppression of tumor growth and metastasis in vital organs such as the lung, liver and spleen (Olden, K. et al. The potential(More)
Fatty acid biosynthesis is an emerging target for the development of novel antibacterial chemotherapeutics. The dissociated bacterial system is substantially different from the large, multifunctional protein of mammals, and many possibilities exist for type-selective drugs. Several compounds, both synthetic and natural, target bacterial fatty acid(More)