Tabitha J Miller

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Using traditional toxicologic methods, four species were studied for their qualitative and quantitative predictiveness of the toxic effects of cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum(II) in man. Of the four species studied, mouse, monkey, rat, and dog, the latter two gave the best overall results. Using an in vivo rat model, it was found that except for chloroplatinic(More)
The first sol-gel-based, ratiometric, optical nanosensors, or sol-gel probes encapsulated by biologically localized embedding (PEBBLEs), are made and demonstrated here to enable reliable, real-time measurements of subcellular molecular oxygen. Sensors were made using a modified Stöber method, with poly(ethylene glycol) as a steric stabilizer. The radii of(More)
Fluorescent spherical nanosensors, or PEBBLEs (probes encapsulated by biologically localized embedding), in the 500 nm-1 microm size range have been developed using decyl methacrylate as a matrix. A general scheme for the polymerization and introduction of sensing components creates a matrix that allows for the utilization of the highly selective ionophores(More)
The entire mitochondrial genome of the striped bass Morone saxatilis was sequenced together with the mitochondrial (mt) control regions of the white bass Morone chrysops, white perch Morone americana, yellow bass Morone mississippiensis, spotted seabass Dicentrarchus punctatus, European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax and the Japanese seabass Lateolabrax(More)
As the morphological discrimination of winter skate Leucoraja ocellata and little skate Leucoraja erinacea juveniles is unreliable, a genetic assay, based on the restriction digest with Sty I of a segment of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome oxidase I gene, capable of discriminating the species was developed. The reliable identification of species can be used to(More)
The preparation of sterically hindered and polyfunctional C(alpha,alpha)-disubstituted alpha-amino acids (alpha alpha AAs) via alkylation of ethyl nitroacetate and transformation into derivatives ready for incorporation into peptides are described. Treatment of ethyl nitroacetate with N,N-diisopropylethylamine (DIEA) in the presence of a catalytic amount of(More)
Crustaceans are covered by a cuticle that does not grow. In order for an individual to grow, the cuticle must periodically be shed (ecdysis). Replacement of the old cuticle with a new one depends on processes that require precise timing and control, yet the nature and location of these controls remain unclear. A candidate site for them is within the(More)
The objectives of this work were to quantify the spatial and temporal distribution of the occurrence of anadromous fishes (alewife Alosa pseudoharengus, blueback herring Alosa aestivalis and American shad Alosa sapidissima) in the stomachs of demersal fishes in coastal waters of the north-west Atlantic Ocean. Results show that anadromous fishes were(More)
When a small amount of diatrizoate meglumine, an ionic iodinated contrast medium, is left in a catheter system before injection of amobarbital sodium or when the contrast medium is intentionally mixed with amobarbital sodium, a potentially dangerous situation occurs. The authors showed in vitro that a dense precipitate forms in this situation. This is due(More)
Treatment of P4 with in situ generated [Na][SnPh3] leads to the formation of the sodium monophosphide [Na][P(SnPh3)2] and the Zintl salt [Na]3[P7]. The former was isolated in 46% yield as the crystalline salt [Na(benzo-15-crown-5)][P(SnPh3)2] and used to prepare the homoleptic phosphine P(SnPh3)3, isolated in 67% yield, as well as the indium derivative(More)
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