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Over the last decade, the introduction of microarray technology has had a profound impact on gene expression research. The publication of studies with dissimilar or altogether contradictory results, obtained using different microarray platforms to analyze identical RNA samples, has raised concerns about the reliability of this technology. The MicroArray(More)
Trust is a crucial basis for interactions among parties in large, open systems. Yet, the scale and dynamism of such systems make it infeasible for each party to have a direct basis for trusting another party. For this reason, the participants in an open system must share information about trust. However, they should not automatically trust such shared(More)
Immunoblot analysis, using antibodies against distinct N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor subunits, illustrated that the NR2A and NR2B subunit proteins have developmental profiles in cultured cortical neurons similar to those seen in vivo. NR1 and NR2B subunits display high levels of expression within the first week. In contrast, the NR2A subunit is(More)
The fish-borne clonorchiasis caused by the oriental liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis is endemic in a number of countries with over 35 million people being infected globally. Rapid and accurate detection of C. sinensis in its intermediate host fish is important for the control and prevention of clonorchiasis in areas where the disease is endemic. In the(More)
Deposition of intramuscular fat, or "marbling," in beef cattle contributes significantly to meat quality variables, including juiciness, flavor, and tenderness. The accumulation of intramuscular fat is largely influenced by the genetic background of cattle, as well as their age and nutrition. To identify genes that can be used as early biomarkers for the(More)
In cotton, gossypol and related sesquiterpene aldehydes are present in the glands of aerial tissues and in epidermal cells of roots. A cytochrome P450 was found to be expressed in aerial tissues of glanded cotton cultivars, but not or at an extremely low level in the aerial tissues of a glandless cultivar. Its cDNA was then isolated from Gossypium arboreum(More)
A polyclonal antibody for the NMDA receptor subunit NR2D has been developed that identifies an approximately 160-kDa band on immunoblots from NR2D transfected cells and CNS tissues. No cross-reactivity is seen with other NMDA receptor subunits. The NR2D receptor subunit is N-glycosylated in both brain and transfected cells. Transfected cells expressing NR2D(More)
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is assembled using proteins from two gene families, NR1 and NR2. Although a few studies have examined the composition of NMDA receptors containing NR1, NR2A, and NR2B, the composition of native NMDA receptors that incorporate the NR2D subunit is not known. The goal of the current study was to examine the subunit(More)