Victoria S. Eccleston

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Expression of a California bay lauroyl–acyl carrier protein thioesterase (MCTE) in developing seeds of transgenic oilseed rape alters the fatty acid composition of the mature seed, resulting in up to 60 mol% of laurate in triacylglycerols. In this study, we examined the metabolism of lauric acid and 14 C-acetate in developing seeds of oilseed rape that(More)
We have examined production of mediumchain fatty acids by Brassica napus L. plants transformed with a California bay (Umbellularia californica) medium-chain acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase (UcFatB1) cDNA under the control of the constitutive cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter. These plants were found to accumulate medium-chain fatty acids in(More)
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (G3PAT) activity was studied using a microsomal membrane fraction from avocado (Persea americana) mesocarp. G3PAT was shown to be an integral membrane protein, having an active site that appeared to be accessible to the cytoplasmic face of the endoplasmic reticulum, in experiments using limited proteolytic digestion.(More)
Twenty-four laryngectomies, ranging widely in speaking ability, read a standard passage for audio recording. Four experienced voice clinicians rated the acceptability of the speakers' air intake noise. Independently, overall speech proficiency ratings were obtained for 18 of the subjects. Five objective measures of the subjects' esophageal speech were(More)
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