Stephen E. Mercer

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Little is known about the cells or mechanisms of O2 chemoreception in vertebrates other than mammals. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to identify O2-sensitive chemoreceptors in a fish. Putative O2-sensitive chemoreceptors were dissociated from the gills of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, and cultured. A population of cells was identified(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine expressive language, memory, and higher executive tasks in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) as compared with their siblings and a normal control group under video-EEG conditions. METHODS Eight sibling pairs, one in each pair with JME, were compared with 16 controls matched for age, sex,(More)
Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common form of cancer in the Caucasian population, with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounting for the majority of NMSC-related metastases and death. While most SCC lesions are indolent tumors with low malignant potential, a wide diversity of SCC subtypes exist, several of which are associated with markedly more(More)
Mirk kinase is a gene upregulated and sometimes amplified in pancreatic cancers and in ovarian cancers, but expressed at very low levels in most normal diploid cells except for skeletal muscle. The muscle cell function of Mirk kinase selected for by cancer cells is unknown. It is now shown that Mirk protein is expressed at low levels and is largely nuclear(More)
Synchronous languages ensure determinate concurrency, but at the price of restrictions on what programs are considered valid, or constructive. Meanwhile, sequential languages such as C and Java offer an intuitive , familiar programming paradigm but provide no guarantees with regard to determinate concurrency. The sequentially constructive (SC) model of(More)
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