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Mucus of cystic fibrosis patients exhibits altered biochemical composition and biophysical behavior, but the causal relationships between altered cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function and the abnormal mucus seen in various organ systems remain unclear. We used cultured gallbladder epithelial cells (GBEC) from wild-type and(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This thesis could not have been written without Dr Francis Leung who not only supervised my work but also encouraged and challenged me throughout my M.S. program. Dr Leung and other ECE faculty members, Dr Jafar Saniie and Dr Thomas T. Y. Wong guided me through the dissertation process. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of(More)
We tested the hypothesis that because of their flavor-enhancing properties, mushrooms could be used as a healthy substitute for meat and a mitigating agent for sodium (salt) reduction without reduction in sensory appeal among consumers. In a fully-randomized design for each product, 147 consumers evaluated blind two carne asada and six taco blend recipes in(More)
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