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The Cytoskeletal System Of Nucleated Erythrocytes. I. Composition And Function Of Major Elements, William D. Cohen, Diana Bartelt, Richard Jaeger, George M. Langford, Iris Nemhauser Sep 2015

The Cytoskeletal System Of Nucleated Erythrocytes. I. Composition And Function Of Major Elements, William D. Cohen, Diana Bartelt, Richard Jaeger, George M. Langford, Iris Nemhauser

George M Langford

We have studied the dogfish erythrocyte cytoskeletal system, which consists of a marginal band of microtubules (MB) and trans-marginal band material (TBM). The TBM appeared in whole mounts as a rough irregular network and in thin sections as a surface-delimiting layer completely enclosing nucleus and MB. In cells incubated at 0 degrees C for 30 min or more, the MB disappeared but the TBM remained. MB reassembly occurred with rewarming, and was inhibited by colchicine. Flattened elliptical erythrocyte morphology was retained even when MBs were absent. Total solubilization of MB and TBM at low pH, or dissolution of whole anucleate ...


Soil Analysis Information Sheet, Utah State University Aug 2015

Soil Analysis Information Sheet, Utah State University

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Personality And Religious Values Among Adolescents: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Analysis., Patrick C. Heaven, Joseph V. Ciarrochi Jul 2015

Personality And Religious Values Among Adolescents: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Analysis., Patrick C. Heaven, Joseph V. Ciarrochi

joseph Ciarrochi

Using three waves of data, we assessed the relationships between endorsement of religious values, some of the major personality dimensions, and social and emotional well-being amongst teenagers. Participants were 784 high school students at Time 1 (382 manles and 394 females; 8 did not indicate their gender) and 563 provided data at each of Time 1, Time 2 and Time 3.


Self-Nominated Peer Crowds, School Achievement, And Psychological Adjustment In Adolescents: Longitudinal Analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, Wilhelmina Vialle Jul 2015

Self-Nominated Peer Crowds, School Achievement, And Psychological Adjustment In Adolescents: Longitudinal Analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, Wilhelmina Vialle

joseph Ciarrochi

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Parental Styles And Eysenckian Psychoticism In Youth: A Prospective Analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi Jul 2015

Perceptions Of Parental Styles And Eysenckian Psychoticism In Youth: A Prospective Analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi

joseph Ciarrochi

No abstract provided.


Risk Assessment Of Hazardous Materials Transported By Rail Through The Wku And Bowling Green, Kentucky Corridor, Rebecca Center May 2015

Risk Assessment Of Hazardous Materials Transported By Rail Through The Wku And Bowling Green, Kentucky Corridor, Rebecca Center

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

There has been multiple risk assessments on highways for hazardous material, however there is few in hazardous rail transportation. In this study, I will create a risk assessment of the railway through WKU. Using the CAMEO system I will created threat zones and plot them in the city every half-mile to conclude where people and infrastructure will be affected the most. I discovered that there were large amounts of chemicals passing by, some are extremely dangerous to human and environmental health.


Recreation Impact Monitoring Analysis And Protocol Development, Glacier Bay National Park, K. C. Goonan, Christopher Monz, B. Bruno, T. Lewis May 2015

Recreation Impact Monitoring Analysis And Protocol Development, Glacier Bay National Park, K. C. Goonan, Christopher Monz, B. Bruno, T. Lewis

Christopher Monz

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Identification Of A Family Of Fatty Acid-Speciated Sonic Hedgehog Proteins, Whose Members Display Differential Biological Properties, Jun Long, Robert Tokhunts, William M. Old, Stephane Houel, Jezabel Rodgriguez-Blanco, Samer Singh, Neal Schilling, Anthony J. Capobianco, Natalie G. Ahn, David J. Robbins Mar 2015

Identification Of A Family Of Fatty Acid-Speciated Sonic Hedgehog Proteins, Whose Members Display Differential Biological Properties, Jun Long, Robert Tokhunts, William M. Old, Stephane Houel, Jezabel Rodgriguez-Blanco, Samer Singh, Neal Schilling, Anthony J. Capobianco, Natalie G. Ahn, David J. Robbins

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship

Hedgehog (HH) proteins are proteolytically processed into a biologically active form that is covalently modified by cholesterol and palmitate. However, most studies of HH biogenesis have characterized protein from cells in which HH is overexpressed. We purified Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) from cells expressing physiologically relevant levels and showed that it was more potent than SHH isolated from overexpressing cells. Furthermore, the SHH in our preparations was modified with a diverse spectrum of fatty acids on its amino termini, and this spectrum of fatty acids varied dramatically depending on the growth conditions of the cells. The fatty acid composition of SHH ...


Plant Tissue Analysis To Assess Phosphorus And Potassium Nutritional Status Of Corn And Soybean In Iowa, Andrew John Stammer Jan 2015

Plant Tissue Analysis To Assess Phosphorus And Potassium Nutritional Status Of Corn And Soybean In Iowa, Andrew John Stammer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Interest in re-evaluating the value of tissue testing to assess P and K status in corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) is increasing. The objective of this research was to study relationships between grain yield response to P and K and the concentration of these nutrients in plant tissue. Single-year and multi-year response trials were conducted in Iowa at 30 sites for P (32 sites-years with corn and 34 with soybean) and at 53 for K (67 sites years with corn and 52 with soybean) that encompassed 17 soil series. We sampled above-ground plant parts at ...


Evaluating The Accuracy Of The 3-Sieve Particle Size Analysis Method Compared To The 12-Sieve Method, G. E. Bokelman, S. C. Stewart, A. L. Baldridge, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, J. R. Kalivoda, C. R. Stark, C. K. Jones Jan 2015

Evaluating The Accuracy Of The 3-Sieve Particle Size Analysis Method Compared To The 12-Sieve Method, G. E. Bokelman, S. C. Stewart, A. L. Baldridge, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, J. R. Kalivoda, C. R. Stark, C. K. Jones

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The 3-sieve particle size analysis method was developed to estimate the particle size of ground grain within feed mills without the time and expense required for a 12-sieve analysis. The 3-sieve method is more simplistic because it is hand-shaken and uses fewer sieves but has drawbacks because it is not as precise as the 12-sieve method. Because shaking is not automated, technician variation may impact results. Furthermore, the accuracy of the original 3-sieve method has been questioned because the method was developed for corn between 400 to 1,200 μm, and the industry now grinds various grains more finely ...


Student Perceptions Of Organic Food In Relation To Health, Environment And Pricing, Stacey Paterson Jan 2015

Student Perceptions Of Organic Food In Relation To Health, Environment And Pricing, Stacey Paterson

Theses and Dissertations--Dietetics and Human Nutrition

The organic industry is full of opinions and perceptions, which influence consumer purchasing decisions. A convenience sample of 69 college students between the ages of 19-23 registered in a basic food preparation class participated in this study. A sensory analysis of organic and conventional fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, eggs and dairy measuring categorical taste differences between the two types of food. Student perceptions of organic foods in relation to health, environment and pricing and the likelihood of purchase were also studied. The influence of Diet and Well-being on organic purchases predominantly mattered somewhat to students, while price mattered completely ...


Prevalence And Effects Of Mycotoxins On Poultry Health And Performance, And Recent Development In Mycotoxin Counteracting Strategies, G. R. Murugesan, D Ledoux, K Naehrer, F Berthiller, T Applegate, B Grenier, T Phillips, G Schatzmayr Dec 2014

Prevalence And Effects Of Mycotoxins On Poultry Health And Performance, And Recent Development In Mycotoxin Counteracting Strategies, G. R. Murugesan, D Ledoux, K Naehrer, F Berthiller, T Applegate, B Grenier, T Phillips, G Schatzmayr

G. R. Murugesan

Extensive research over the last couple of decades has made it obvious that mycotoxins are commonly prevalent in majority of feed ingredients. A worldwide mycotoxin survey in 2013 revealed 81 % of around 3,000 grain and feed samples analyzed had at least one mycotoxin which was higher than the ten-year average (from 2004 to 2013) of 76% in a total of 25,944 samples. The considerable increase in the number of positive samples in 2013 may be due to the improvements in detection methods and their sensitivity. The recently developed liquid chromatography coupled to (tandem) mass spectrometry allows the inclusion ...