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Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Action of Melatonin in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
(Creighton University, 2005)
The pineal hormone melatonin was extracted in 1958 from the bovine pineal gland. Ever since it has received vast popular attention as a hormone with beneficial effects on sleep disorders, jet lag and longevity. Recent ...
Angiotensin II-induced Apoptosis in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: Differential Effects in Human Saphenous Vein and Human Internal Mammary Artery
(Creighton University, 2006-08)
Coronary artery bypass grafting serves as a viable treatment for arterial vascular occlusions. However, the likelihood for developing restenosis following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery remains a major threat. ...
Genetic Linkage to Human Height is Identified to 9q22 and Xq24
(Creighton University, 2005-07)
Human height is a highly heritable trait, with heritability generally above 0.75. Segregation analyses in different populations supported existence of major genes accounting for a considerable fraction of height variation. ...
The Role of Erbb2 in Ultraviolet-Induced Nonmelanoma Skin Carcinogenesis
(Creighton University, 2006-06)
Significance (from the introduction - no abstract provided)|Nonmelanoma skin cancer is more common than all other forms of cancer combined and its incidence is increasing. Most of these cancers are caused by UV, which has ...
X-Ray Fluorescence Cross Sections for the Elements 55 ≤ Z ≤ 60
(Creighton University, 2009-07-28)
X-ray cross sections have been found for the elements Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, and Nd. Two methods are used to calculate cross sections which are both compared to theoretical calculations. Comparisons are also made to theoretical ...
The Book of Lost Things
(Creighton University, 2009-05-05)
Adapted from John Connolly's novel The Book of Lost Things
A Contemporary Discussion about the Influence of African Art and Culture on European Art with an Emphasis on Miquel Barceló
(Creighton University, 2009-05-04)
In modern day it is easy to asses where our artistic influences come from. However there are cases when those influences have not been treated with proper respect and have been appropriated with methodologies that have ...
CD30: A Novel Receptor to Induce Apoptosis in Human Blood Eosinophils
(Creighton University, 2005-05)
Eosinophils are one of the major effector cells in asthma, and controlling the number and survival of eosinophils might attenuate the severity of asthma. This could be achieved by inducing eosinophil apoptosis. Apoptosis ...
Generation and analysis of transgenetic mice expressing catalytically inactive recombination activating gene-1
(Creighton University, 2006-05)
The proteins encoded by the recombination activating genes (RAG1 and RAG2) are lymphoid cell-specific endonucleases that initiate V(D)J recombination; the mechanism by which the exons that encode the variable portion of ...
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, ...