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The influence of moisture content variation on fungal pigment formation in spalted wood

Daniela Tudor 0 Sara C Robinson 0 Paul A Cooper 0 0 Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto , 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto M5S 3B3, Canada Eight fungal species known to produce wood pigmentation

Stimulating growth and xylindein production of Chlorociboria aeruginascens in agar-based systems

Four isolates of Chlorociboria aeruginascens were tested for possible stimulatory effects when grown on malt agar media containing wood additives. The addition of any of the four types of test wood (Acer saccharum, Populus tremuloides, spalted P. tremuloides, and Ailanthus altissima), stimulated colony growth and xylindein production in C. aeruginascens. Addition of any amount of ...

Free Protein S Level as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in a Prospective Cohort Study of Healthy United Kingdom Men

Laboratories, Department of Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University of London, London, United Kingdom (Gie Ken-Dror, Jackie A. Cooper, Steve E. Humphries, Fotios Drenos, Helen A

Risk of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Oroanal Sexual Contact

After contradictory findings from a number of previous studies, behavioral risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma were examined in a case-control study of 202 people diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in 1991–1993 in Sydney, Australia. Cases comprised 67 men who developed Kaposi's sarcoma at or after a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and controls ...

UK clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Great Britain ( 2000 ) Update on pharmacological interventions and an algorithm for management . Royal College of Physicians, London 3. Compston J , Cooper A , Cooper C , Francis R , Kanis JA , Marsh D ... 50 years in the UK . Maturitas 62 : 105 - 108 4. Compston J , Bowring C , Cooper A , Cooper C , Davies C , Francis R , Kanis JA , Marsh D , McCloskey EV , Reid DM , Selby P , National Osteoporosis

Interleukin-10 regulates the inflammasome-driven augmentation of inflammatory arthritis and joint destruction

Introduction Activation of the inflammasome has been implicated in the pathology of various autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases. While the NLRP3 inflammasome has been linked to arthritis progression, little is known about its synovial regulation or contribution to joint histopathology. Regulators of inflammation activation, such as interleukin (IL)-10, may have the potential ...

Visual comparison processes: Identity and similarity decisions

In the first experiment, in which two successively presented free-form visual patterns varied in their similarity to each other, subjects had to decide, in one condition, if the patterns were “identical” and in two other conditions if the patterns were “similar.” Qualitative individual differences in the effect of similarity on the time required to make a decision were found in the ...

Individual differences in visual comparison processes

LYNN A. COOPER 0 1 0 This research was funded primarily by National Science Foun dation Grant GB-31971X to Roger N. Shepard and also in part by National Institute of Mental Health Small Grant MH ... should be sent to: Lynn A. Cooper, Department of Psychology , C-009 , University of California , San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 1 University ofCalifornia , San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 Two

Demonstration of a mental analog of an external rotation

LYNN A. COOPER 0 1 0 This research was supported primarily by National Science Foundation Grant GB-31971X to Roger N. Shepard and also in part by National Institute of Mental Health Small Grant MH ... . Requests for reprints should be addressed to: Lynn A. Cooper. Department of Psychology C-009. University of California. San Diego. La Jolla. California 92093 1 University of California , San Diego, La Jolla

Fequency-specific color adaptation in the human visual system

Following prolonged exposure to two vertical grating patterns differing in spatial frequency—one pattern illuminated in green light alternated with the other pattern illuminated in red light—human observers will sometimes report seeing desaturated complementary colors when presented with a neutrally illuminated test field consisting of adjacent halves of the two adapting gratings. ...

Isolation of a Highly Thermal Stable Lama Single Domain Antibody Specific for Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin B

Background Camelids and sharks possess a unique subclass of antibodies comprised of only heavy chains. The antigen binding fragments of these unique antibodies can be cloned and expressed as single domain antibodies (sdAbs). The ability of these small antigen-binding molecules to refold after heating to achieve their original structure, as well as their diminutive size, makes them ...

Salmo salar and Esox lucius full-length cDNA sequences reveal changes in evolutionary pressures on a post-tetraploidization genome

Background Salmonids are one of the most intensely studied fish, in part due to their economic and environmental importance, and in part due to a recent whole genome duplication in the common ancestor of salmonids. This duplication greatly impacts species diversification, functional specialization, and adaptation. Extensive new genomic resources have recently become available for ...

High gene expression of inflammatory markers and IL-17A correlates with severity of injection site reactions of Atlantic salmon vaccinated with oil-adjuvanted vaccines

Background Two decades after the introduction of oil-based vaccines in the control of bacterial and viral diseases in farmed salmonids, the mechanisms of induced side effects manifested as intra-abdominal granulomas remain unresolved. Side effects have been associated with generation of auto-antibodies and autoimmunity but the underlying profile of inflammatory and immune response ...

Evolution of duplicated IgH loci in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar

Background The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) locus possesses two parallel IgH isoloci (IGH-A and IGH-B), that are related to the genomic duplication event in the family Salmonidae. These duplicated IgH loci in Atlantic salmon provide a unique opportunity to examine the mechanisms of genome diversity and genome evolution of the IgH loci in ...

Steps toward broad-spectrum therapeutics: discovering virulence-associated genes present in diverse human pathogens

Background New and improved antimicrobial countermeasures are urgently needed to counteract increased resistance to existing antimicrobial treatments and to combat currently untreatable or new emerging infectious diseases. We demonstrate that computational comparative genomics, together with experimental screening, can identify potential generic (i.e., conserved across multiple ...

A salmonid EST genomic study: genes, duplications, phylogeny and microarrays

Background Salmonids are of interest because of their relatively recent genome duplication, and their extensive use in wild fisheries and aquaculture. A comprehensive gene list and a comparison of genes in some of the different species provide valuable genomic information for one of the most widely studied groups of fish. Results 298,304 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from Atlantic ...

Genomic organization of duplicated major histocompatibility complex class I regions in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Background We have previously identified associations between major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and resistance towards bacterial and viral pathogens in Atlantic salmon. To evaluate if only MHC or also closely linked genes contributed to the observed resistance we ventured into sequencing of the duplicated MHC class I regions of Atlantic salmon. Results Nine BACs ...

Fish and chips: Various methodologies demonstrate utility of a 16,006-gene salmonid microarray

Background We have developed and fabricated a salmonid microarray containing cDNAs representing 16,006 genes. The genes spotted on the array have been stringently selected from Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout expressed sequence tag (EST) databases. The EST databases presently contain over 300,000 sequences from over 175 salmonid cDNA libraries derived from a wide variety of ...

The development of the PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People�s Treatments) criteria

Background Whilst multimorbidity is more prevalent with increasing age, approximately 30% of middle-aged adults (45�64 years) are also affected. Several prescribing criteria have been developed to optimise medication use in older people (?65�years) with little focus on potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in middle-aged adults. We have developed a set of explicit prescribing ...