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High-precision analyses of supersymmetry parameters aim at reconstructing the fundamental supersymmetric theory and its breaking mechanism. A well defined theoretical framework is needed when higher-order corrections are included. We propose such a scheme, Supersymmetry Parameter Analysis SPA, based on a consistent set of conventions and input parameters. A(More)
We report three studies investigating children's and adults' comprehension of sentences containing the focus particle only. In Experiments 1 and 2, four groups of participants (6-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-12 years and adult) compared sentences with only in different syntactic positions against pictures that matched or mismatched events described by the(More)
The mass spectrum of the chargino–neutralino sector in the minimal supersym-metric standard model (MSSM) is calculated at the one-loop level, based on the complete set of one-loop diagrams. On-shell renormalization conditions are applied to determine the counterterms for the gaugino-mass-parameters M 1 , M 2 and the Higgsino-mass parameter µ. The input is(More)
This study introduces a method ideally suited for investigating toddlers' ability to detect mispronunciations in lexical representations: pupillometry. Previous research has established that the magnitude of pupil dilation reflects differing levels of cognitive effort. Building on those findings, we use pupil dilation to study the level of detail encoded in(More)
D-beta-Hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (D-3-hydroxybutyrate:NAD+ oxidoreductase, EC 1.1.1.30) is a lipid-requiring enzyme which specifically requires phosphosphatidylcholine for enzymic activity. The phosphatidylcholine modifies the binding and orientation of the coenzyme, NAD(H), with respect to the enzyme. In the present study, two derivatives of NAD,(More)
The synthesis of NAD+ derivatives spin-labeled at either N6 or C8 of the adenine ring is described, in which the carboxamide function of the nicotinamide moiety is replaced by a diazirine ring. Irradiation of these compounds at 350 nm generates a carbene which will react with any functional group in its vicinity including hydrocarbons. Both NAD+ derivatives(More)
Two spin-labeled analogues of AMP and NAD+ were synthesized, in which a perdeuterated nitroxide radical (4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, TEMPAMINE) was attached to C-6 or C-8 position of the adenine ring. The ESR spectra of these derivatives exhibit a 4-fold increase in sensitivity and a concomitant decrease in line-width as compared to the(More)