Stephen Quirk

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One of the reasons large-scale software development is difficult is the number of dependencies that software engineers face. These dependencies create a need for communication and coordination that requires continuous effort by developers. Empirical studies, including our own, suggest that technical dependencies among software components create social(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive genetic disorder for which the biochemical defect is as yet unknown. Recently, two cloned segments of human X-chromosome DNA have been described which detect structural alterations within or near the genetic locus responsible for the disorder. Both of these cloned segments were described as tightly(More)
We determined the amino acid sequence of the actin monomer binding/actin filament severing protein actophorin from Acanthamoeba castellanii by automated Edman degradation of peptide fragments and by sequencing of full-length cDNA. Actophorin consists of 138 amino acids (calculated molecular weight of 15,543) and shares a high degree of sequence similarity(More)
English) Along with the rapid globalization of companies, the globalization of software development has become a reality. Many software projects are now distributed in diverse sites across the globe. The distance between these sites creates several problems that did not exist for previously collocated teams. Problems with the coordination of the activities,(More)
GTP-l-fucose pyrophosphorylase (GFPP, E. C. catalyzes the reversible condensation of guanosine triphosphate and beta-l-fucose-1-phosphate to form the nucleotide-sugar GDP-beta-l-fucose. The enzyme functions primarily in the mammalian liver and kidney to salvage free l-fucose during the breakdown of glycolipids and glycoproteins. The mechanism by(More)
A series of shape-modified flexible nucleosides ('fleximers', 1, 2, and 3) was modeled, synthesized and subsequently assayed against S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase (SAHase). No inhibitory activity was observed for the adenosine fleximer, which served as a substrate, but moderate inhibitory activity was exhibited by the guanosine fleximers. This is the(More)
GTP-l-fucose pyrophosphorylase(GFPP) catalyzes the reversible formation of the nucleotide-sugar GDP-beta-l-fucose from guanosine triphosphate and beta-l-fucose-1-phosphate. The enzyme functions primarily in the mammalian liver and kidney to salvage free fucose during the breakdown of glycoproteins and glycolipids. GFPP shares little primary sequence(More)
The location of the human antihemophilic Factor IX has been more specifically assigned from the region Xq27----qter to Xq26----q27 by quantitative in situ hybridization. The present study utilized a complex hybridization probe and prephotographed G-banded human chromosomes to improve analytical sensitivity and accuracy.
We evaluated 173 patients in the Clinical Investigation of Duchenne Dystrophy study to determine if patients from the same kindred were more alike clinically than patients within the study population as a whole. A high intrafamilial correlation was noted for age-adjusted muscle strength scores. While noninherited factors could, in part, explain the results,(More)