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1 Goller, FranzVorkommen und Brut des Bienenfressers (Merops apiaster) in Osttirol (Österreich) (Aves: Meropidae)Synopsis: The first record of Bee-eater for the Eastern Tyrol is imparted by KL1MSCH (1950), three further observations are mentioned. In 1983 a breeding place was discovered near Lavant in about 650 m NN. Feeding adults were watched on the 11th and 12th of August. The breeding place is briefly desc...Merops apiaster; Meropidae; Tyrol1984
2 Olivera, Baldomero M.; McIntosh, J. Michael; Hillyard, David R.A-superfamily of conotoxins: structural and functional divergenceThe generation of functional novelty in proteins encoded by a gene superfamily is seldom well documented. In this report, we define the A-conotoxin superfamily, which is widely expressed in venoms of the predatory cone snails (Conus), and show how gene products that diverge considerably in stru...Conotoxins; A-superfamily conotoxin2004-02-03
3 Shapiro, Michael D.Adaptive evolution of pelvic reduction in sticklebacks by recurrent deletion of a Pitx1 enhancerThe molecular mechanisms underlying major phenotypic changes that have evolved repeatedly in nature are generally unknown. Pelvic loss in different natural populations of threespine stickleback fish has occurred by regulatory mutations deleting a tissue-specific enhancer of the Pituitary homeobox t...Adaptive evolution; Pelvic reduction; Pituitary homeobox transcription factor 1; Pitx1; Gasterosteus aculeatus2010-01-14
4 Capecchi, Mario R.Fundamental cellular processes do not require vertebrate-specific sequences within the TATA-binding protein.The 180-amino acid core of the TATA-binding protein (TBPcore) is conserved from Archae bacteria to man. Vertebrate TBPs contain, in addition, a large and highly conserved N-terminal region that is not found in other phyla. We have generated a line of mice in which the tbp allele is replaced with a v...Mice, Knockout; Cells, Cultured; Fibroblasts; Embryo2003-02-21
5 Capecchi, Mario R.Hox group 3 paralogous genes act synergistically in the formation of somitic and neural crest-derived structures.Hox genes encode transcription factors that are used to regionalize the mammalian embryo. Analysis of mice carrying targeted mutations in individual and multiple Hox genes is beginning to reveal a complex network of interactions among these closely related genes which is responsible for directing th...Abnormalities, Multiple; Gene Targeting; Glossopharyngeal Nerve; Mice, Knockout; Morphogenesis1997-12-15
6 Linton, Matthew J.Magnitude and mechanisms of disequilibrium between predawn plant and soil water potentialsPredawn plant water potential (Uw, measured with leaf psychrometers) and surrogate measurements made with the pressure chamber (termed Upc here) are used to infer comparative ecological performance, based on the expectation that these plant potentials reflect the wettest soil Uw accessed by roots. T...Roots; Transpiration; Solutes2003
7 Adler, Frederick R.Alternating host cell tropism shapes the persistence, evolution and coexistence of Epstein-Barr virus infections in humanEpstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects and can persist in a majority of people worldwide. Within an infected host, EBV targets two major cell types, B cells and epithelial cells, and viruses emerging from one cell type preferentially infect the other. We use mathematical models to understand why EBV infec...2011
8 Olivera, Baldomero M.; Gray, William RobertContryphan is a D-tryptophan-containing Conus peptideIn this report, we document for the first time the occurrence of D-tryptophan in a normally translated polypeptide, contryphan. The peptide, isolated from the venom of the fish-hunting marine snail Conus radiatus, produces the "stiff-tail" syndrome in mice.Conotoxins; Contryphan; D-tryptophan; Conus peptides; Conus radiatus; Stiff-tail syndrome1996
9 Goller, FranzRespiratory motor correlates of song plasticity in young adult zebra finchesYoung adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata, 90150 phd) sing a stereotyped song, but can show rapid changes in song structure if sensory feedback is disrupted. The vocal motor correlates accompanying induced song plasticity have not yet been examined. To investigate motor changes underlying song ...Pattern; Muting; Sound2002
10 Capecchi, Mario R.Hox genes and mammalian developmentWe have examined the interactions of Hox genes in forming a cervical vertebrae, hindbrain, and limbs. In each case, it is apparent that individual Hox genes are performing individual functions but that more profound roles are apparent when they act in combination with others Hox genes. The observed ...Drosophila; Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental; Homozygote1997
11 Olivera, Baldomero M.; Hillyard, David R.; Gray, William Robertĸ-Conotoxin PVIIA is a peptide inhibiting the Shaker K+ channelĸ-Conotoxin PVIIA (k-PVIIA), a 27-amino acid toxin from Conus purpurascens venom that inhibits the Shaker potassium channel, was chemically synthesized in a biologically active form. The disulfide connectivity of the peptide was determined. ĸ-Conotoxin PVIIA has the following structure.Conotoxins; k-Conotoxin PVIIA; Conus purpurascens1998
12 Frederick, Jeanne M.; Baehr, WolfgangReceptor for advanced glycation end products and age-related macular degeneration.Advanced glycation end products (AGE) exacerbate disease progression through two general mechanisms: modifying molecules and forming nondegradable aggregates, thus impairing normal cellular/tissue functions, and altering cellular function directly through receptor-mediated activation. In the present...Optic Atrophies, Hereditary; Apoptosis; Pigment Epithelium of Eye2004
13 Adler, Frederick R.Effect of 1918 PB1-F2 expression on influenza A virus infection kineticsRelatively little is known about the viral factors contributing to the lethality of the 1918 pandemic, although its unparalleled virulence was likely due in part to the newly discovered PB1-F2 protein. This protein, while unnecessary for replication, increases apoptosis in monocytes, alters viral po...2011
14 Sperry, John S.Relationship between xylem conduit diameter and cavitation caused by freezingThe centrifuge method for measuring the resistance of xylem to cavitation by water stress was modified to also account for any additional cavitation that might occur from a freeze-thaw cycle. A strong correlation was found between cavitation by freezing and mean conduit diameter.Embolism; freezing stress; hydraulic conductivity1999
15 Bastiani, MichaelPathfinding by growth cones in the central nervous system of the grasshopper embryoIn the grasshopper embryo the morphological development of individually identified neurons can be traced prior to the onset of axonogenesis on through maturity (eg., Goodman and Spitzer, 1979). The behavior of individual growth cones can be characterized in their natural environment as they extend t...1982-06-03
16 Capecchi, Mario R.Lack of angiotensin II-facilitated erythropoiesis causes anemia in angiotensin-converting enzyme-deficient miceWhile nephrologists often observe reduced hematocrit associated with inhibitors of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), the basis for this effect is not well understood. We now report that two strains of ACE knockout mice have a normocytic anemia associated with elevated plasma erythropoietin level...2000
17 Sekercioglu, CaganMeasuring the meltdown: drivers of global amphibian extinction and declineHabitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, disease and other factors have been hypothesised in the global decline of amphibian biodiversity. However, the relative importance of and synergies among different drivers are still poorly understood. We present the largest global analysis of roughly ...2008-01-01
18 Sekercioglu, CaganHabitat use and movements of native forest birds in southern Costa Rican agricultural countrysideWe used radio telemetry to study the habitat use, activity budgets, and movements of three bird species that are found in native forest and coffee plantations of southern Costa Rica. We obtained 7522 locations from Turdus assimilis (n=27), Tangara icterocephala (n=53), and Catharus aurantiirostris (...2003-01-01
19 Sekercioglu, CaganImportance of Ethiopian shade coffee farms for forest bird conservationCoffee is the most important tropical commodity and is grown in high-priority areas for biological conservation. There is abundant literature on the conservation value of coffee farms internationally, but there has been little research on this topic in Africa. Ethiopia is a diverse and little-studie...2014-01-01
20 Jorgensen, ErikImproved Mos1-mediated transgenesis in C. elegansThe ability to add or delete genes to the genome of genetic model organisms is essential. Previously, we developed methods based on the Mos1 transposon1 to make targeted transgene insertions (Mos1-mediated Single Copy transgene Insertions, MosSCI2) and targeted deletions (Mos1-mediated deletions, Mo...2012-01-01
21 Adler, Frederick R.Long-term models of oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage in insulin resistance progressionInsulin resistance, characterized by a reduced cellular response to insulin, is a major factor in type 2 diabetes pathogenesis, with a complex etiology consisting of a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Oxidative stress, which develops through an accumulation of toxic reactive oxygen ...2014-01-01
22 Beckerle, Mary C.LIM proteins in actin cytoskeleton mechanoresponseThe actin cytoskeleton assembles into branched networks or bundles to generate mechanical force for critical cellular processes such as establishment of polarity, adhesion, and migration. Stress fibers are contractile, actomyosin structures that physically couple to the extracellular matrix through ...2014-01-01
23 Sekercioglu, CaganThe effects of climate change on tropical birdsBirds are among the most widely studied organisms on earth and represent an important indicator group for learning about the effects of climate change - particularly in regard to the effects of climate change on tropical ecosystems. In this review, we assess the potential impacts of climate change o...2010-01-01
24 Sekercioglu, CaganChewing lice (phthiraptera) species found on birds along the Aras River, lgdir, Eastern TurkeyChewing lice were sampled from the birds captured and ringed between September-October 2009 at the Aras River (Yukarı Çıyrıklı, Tuzluca, Iğdır) bird ringing station in eastern Turkey. Eighty-one bird specimens of 23 species were examined for lice infestation. All lice collected from the birds...2011-01-01
25 Sekercioglu, CaganChewing lice (phthiraptera) found on songbirds (Passeriformes) in TurkeyObjective: This study was performed to detect chewing lice species found on the songbirds at Lake Kuyucuk bird ringing station in the Kars province located in eastern Turkey. Methods: Chewing lice were collected from songbirds captured between September and October 2009. Fifty-one birds belonging t...2011-01-01
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