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How to Die Young in Nebraska - Stories
(Creighton University, 2008-05-01)
Pharmacological Studies of the Signal Transduction Pathways of the a 1a-Adrenbrgic Receptor Subtype
(Creighton University, 2003-05)
Alpha 1-adrenergic receptors (a1-ARs) are a heterogeneous group of G protein- coupled seven transmembrane receptors that mediate the actions of the endogenous catecholamines, norepinephrine and epinephrine. Three 1a-AR ...
Expression of Usherin in Human Tissues: Implications for Diagnostics and Pathology
(Creighton University, 2002-05-18)
Usher Syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease that results in varying degrees of hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa. Three types of Usher Syndrome (1,11, and III) have been identified clinically with Usher type II ...
Expression of Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling Proteins in Airway Epithelial Cells
(Creighton University, 2007-07)
Since their discovery, Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling, or SOCS proteins, have been found in numerous cell types, but their role in asthma is not completely clear. Although the exact mechanisms are unclear and interpretations ...
Measuring and Comparing the Diffusion Rate of Fluorescent-Lipophilic-Neurotracing Probes in Murine-Peripheral-Nerve Preparations
(Creighton University, 2009-06-11)
Lipophilic-fluorescent dyes are used as probes to study the neural pathways that wire the brain. Since these dyes are able to define neuroanatomic connections through all stages of normal and mutant development, they are ...
Birth Parent Love Portrayed in Domestic Adoption Children's Literature
(Creighton University, 2008-09-29)
This thesis examines domestic adoption children’s literature published in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, to assess if the authors portrayed birth parent love through narration and/or illustration toward the child relinquished ...
Angular Correlation of Emitted Neutrons Due to Giant Dipole Resonance in Ultra Peripheral Collisions
(Creighton University, 2008-05-29)
In an ultra peripheral collision with two gold ions, two virtual photons are exchanged, which excites the nuclei into a mutual giant dipole resonance (GDR) state. This excited state decays most often via neutron emission. ...
Erbb2: A Regulator of the Skin's Response to Ultraviolet Radiation
(Creighton University, 2008-05-20)
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The cause of most non-melanoma skin cancer is prolonged exposure to UVirradiation. UV-irradiation acts as both an initiator and tumor ...
In Vitro Characterization of Proglucagon Cleavage by PCI
(Creighton University, 2002)
The activation of many biologically active peptides occurs through the sequential action of propeptide converting enzymes on less active precursors called propeptides. Propeptide converting enzymes recognize and cleave ...
Biochemical Studies on Uncoupling Proteins and Glucose Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle
(Creighton University, 2002)
Uncoupling protein (UCP) is an inner-mitochondrial membrane protein that uncouples the production of ATP from the electron transport chain, thereby inducing thermogenesis. Recently, a family of UCP homologues was identified, ...