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The regulation of platelet volume significantly affects its function. Because water is the major molecule in cells and its active transport via water channels called aquaporins (AQPs) have been implicated in cellular and organelle volume regulation, the presence of water channels in platelets and their potential role in platelet volume regulation was(More)
1 2 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would first like to thank my reader Professor Brock Blomberg for guiding me through this whole process. I would also like to thank Professor Henrik Cronqvist for his valuable insights. Another thanks goes to my friends at Claremont McKenna College who have made the last four years the best in my life. Finally, I would like to thank my(More)
Foodborne viruses, particularly human norovirus, are a concern for public health, especially in fresh vegetables and other minimally processed foods that may not undergo sufficient decontamination. It is necessary to explore novel nonthermal techniques for preventing foodborne viral contamination. In this study, aqueous extracts of six raw food materials(More)
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