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The long-term (1974-2000) time trend of total filterable mercury (TFM) in the air in the Canadian Arctic is reported. The concentration of TFM had declined by (3.0+/-0.8) % and (3.1+/-0.9) % per year in the summer and fall, respectively, over the 27 years, which coincided with the calculated reduction rate of world-wide mercury emission (~3.3% per year)(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I homolog MIC-A functions as a stress-inducible antigen that is recognized by a subset of gammadelta T cells independent of beta2-microglobulin and bound peptides. Its crystal structure reveals a dramatically altered MHC class I fold, both in detail and overall domain organization. The only remnant of a(More)
Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL), a constituent of neutrophil granules, is a member of the lipocalin family of binding proteins. NGAL can also be highly induced in epithelial cells in both inflammatory and neoplastic colorectal disease. NGAL is proposed to mediate inflammatory responses by sequestering neutrophil chemoattractants,(More)
An effective correlation time that accounts for position dependence of the combined local angular motions and collective twisting and bending deformations, as well as for anisotropic uniform rotation, is defined in terms of the magnetization-transfer rate and expressed in terms of molecular parameters. Application to measured magnetization-transfer rates(More)
Three brands of Ca supplement, a laboratory-reagent grade CaCO3 and a certified reference material (International Atomic Energy Agency H-5 Animal Bone) wee analysed for Cd and Pb by four different analytical techniques, viz., anodic stripping voltammetry inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, flame atomic absorption spectrometry and electrothermal(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) Review the reasons, timing, and costs for children presenting to the emergency department (ED) after adenotonsillectomy (T&A). STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A standardized activity-based hospital accounting system was used to identify 437 children from an(More)
Crystals of the human MHC-encoded molecule MICA, a homologue of MHC class I proteins, have been grown in hanging-drop vapor-diffusion trials using ammonium sulfate as a precipitating agent with recombinant protein expressed in a baculovirus-based system. Cryo-preserved crystals of MICA belong to the cubic space group F4132 with lattice constants a = b = c =(More)
An in-house reference material for trace metals in rice flour was produced. Certification of concentrations of fifteen elements based on at least two independent methods was carried out. The analytical techniques included ICP-only reference values were given to Cr and V because the concentrations of these two elements were so low that only one analysis(More)
Total filterable mercury (TFM) and lead-210 ((210)Pb) were measured for a one-year air particulate sample series collected weekly at Resolute (74.7 degrees N, 95.0 degrees W), a Canadian high Arctic site, during July 1999 and June 2000. The measurements showed a clear time lag of two months between the peak concentrations of TFM and (210)Pb.
There is an urgent need for natural water reference materials certified for nutrients. In 1996, NRC collected seawater for a proposed CRM at a depth of 200 m in the North Atlantic; this was immediately filtered through 0.05-microm cartridge filters into 50-L carboys. The water was later homogenized in the NRC laboratories in Ottawa and stabilized via gamma(More)
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