The Biological Sciences Faculty Research and Publications Series is comprised of books and articles published by Marquette University's biological sciences faculty.

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Submissions from 2014

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Chloride Channels in Stellate Cells are Essential for Uniquely High Secretion Rates in Neuropeptide-stimulated Drosophila Diuresis, Pablo Cabrero, Selim Terhzaz, Michael F. Romero, Shireen A. Davies, and Edward M. Blumenthal

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Certain Adenylated Non-Coding RNAs, Including 5′ Leader Sequences of Primary MicroRNA Transcripts, Accumulate in Mouse Cells following Depletion of the RNA Helicase MTR4, Jane E. Dorweiler, Ting Ni, Jun Zhu, Stephen Munroe, and James T. Anderson

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Simulation of the Segmental Burst Generating Network for Locomotion in Lamprey, Stan Grillner, James Buchanan, and A. Lansner

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Successful Treatment of an MTBE-impacted Aquifer Using a Bioreactor Self-colonized by Native Aquifer Bacteria, Kristin A. Hicks, Radomir Schmidt, Michael G. Nickelsen, Susan L. Boyle, Jeffrey M. Baker, Paul M. Tornatore, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Kate M. Scow

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The Role of Biotin and Oxamate in the Carboxyltransferase Reaction of Pyruvate Carboxylase, Adam D. Lietzan, Yi Lin, and Martin St. Maurice

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Functionally Diverse Biotin-dependent Enzymes with Oxaloacetate Decarboxylase Activity, Adam D. Lietzan and Martin St. Maurice

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In Vitro Biosynthesis and Chemical Identification of UDP-N-acetyl-d-quinovosamine (UDP-d-QuiNAc), Tiezheng Li, Laurie Simonds, Evgeni L. Kovrigin, and K. Dale Noel

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Expression Patterns of ABA and GA Metabolism Genes and Hormone Levels during Rice Seed Development and Imbibition: A Comparison of Dormant and Non-Dormant Rice Cultivars, Yang Liu, Jun Fang, Fan Xu, Jinfang Chu, Cunyu Yan, Michael Schläppi, Youping Wang, and Chengcai Chu

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Neurobiological Mechanisms that Contribute to Stress-related Cocaine Use, John R. Mantsch, Oliver Vranjkovic, Robert C. Twining, Paul J. Gasser, Jayme R. McReynolds, and Jordan M. Blacktop

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Writing Assignments with a Metacognitive Component Enhance Learning in a Large Introductory Biology Course, Michelle Mynlieff, Anita Manogaran, Martin St. Maurice, and Thomas Eddinger

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Potent Inhibition of Mandelate Racemase by a Fluorinated Substrate-Product Analogue with a Novel Binding Mode, Mitesh Nagar, Adam D. Lietzan, Martin St. Maurice, and Stephen L. Bearne

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Augmented Cystine–Glutamate Exchange by Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-activating Polypeptide Signaling via the VPAC1 Receptor, Jon M. Resch, Rebecca Albano, Xiaoqian Liu, Julie Hjelmhaug, Doug Lobner, David A. Baker, and Sujean Choi

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Formation of a Salsolinol-like Compound, the Neurotoxin, 1-acetyl-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline, in a Cellular Model of Hyperglycemia and a Rat Model of Diabetes, De-Wei Song, Nian Xin, Bing-Jie Xie, Yu-Juan Li, Ling-Yan Meng, Hong-Mei Li, Michael Schläppi, and Yu-Lin Deng

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Cyclic Ovarian Hormone Modulation of Supraspinal Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced Antinociception and Cannabinoid Receptor Binding in the Female Rat, Alexa A. Wakley, Alisha A. McBride, Linda K. Vaughn, and Rebecca M. Craft

Submissions from 2013

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Effects of Prolonged Space Flight on Human Skeletal Muscle Enzyme and Substrate Profiles, Robert Fitts, Patricia Colloton, Scott Trappe, J. L. Bain, and Danny A. Riley

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SMB Myosin Heavy Chain Knockout Enhances Tonic Contraction and Reduces the Rate of Force Generation in Ileum and Stomach Antrum, Qian Huang, Gopal J. Babu, Muthu Periasamy, and Thomas Eddinger

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Nonspecific, Reversible Inhibition of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels by CaMKII Inhibitor CK59, Andrew S. Kahrls and Michelle Mynlieff

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Insights Into the Carboxyltransferase Reaction of Pyruvate Carboxylase From the Structures of Bound Product and Intermediate Analogs, Adam D. Lietzan and Martin St. Maurice

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The Structure of Allophanate Hydrolase from Granulibacter bethesdensis Provides Insights into Substrate Specificity in the Amidase Signature Family, Yi Lin and Martin St. Maurice

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Bacterial Intracellular Sulfur Globules: Structure and Function, James Maki

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Confocal Imaging of Transmembrane Voltage by SEER of di-8-ANEPPS, Carlo Manno, Lourdes Figueroa, Robert Fitts, and Eduardo Rios

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Antifreeze Proteins in the Primary Urine of Larvae of the Beetle Dendroides canadensis, Philip K. Nickell, Sandra Sass, Dawn Verleye, Edward M. Blumenthal, and John G. Duman

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Roles of Predicted Glycosyltransferases in the Biosynthesis of the Rhizobium etli CE3 O Antigen, Kristylea J. Ojeda, Laurie Simonds, and K. Dale Noel

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Inhibition of Diuretic Stimulation of an Insect Secretory Epithelium by a cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase, Kristen A. Ruka, Anna P. Miller, and Edward M. Blumenthal

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Neurodegeneration in Drop-Dead Mutant Drosophila melanogaster Is Associated with the Respiratory System but Not with Hypoxia, Christine Lynn Sansone and Edward M. Blumenthal

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Selenium Biotransformations in an Engineered Aquatic Ecosystem for Bioremediation of Agricultural Wastewater via Brine Shrimp Production, Radomir Schmidt, Prapakorn Tantoyotai, Sirine C. Fakra, Matthew A. Marcus, Soo In Yang, Ingrid J. Pickering, Gary S. Bañuelos, Krassimira R. Hristova, and John L. Freeman

Submissions from 2012

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The mir-51 Family of MicroRNAs Functions in Diverse Regulatory Pathways in Caenorhbditis elegans, Allison Abbott, John L. Brenner, and Benedict J. Kemp

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Roles of Arg427 and Arg472 in the Binding and Allosteric Effects of Acetyl CoA in Pyruvate Carboxylase, Abdussalam Adina-Zada, Chutima Sereerukb, Sarawut Jitrapakdee, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Martin St. Maurice, W Wallace Cleland, John C. Wallace, and Paul V. Attwood

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Introduction to the Special Issue on Insect Epithelial Transport, Edward M. Blumenthal and Peter M. Piermarini

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Inhibitory Effects of Arabidopsis EARLI1 Against Botrytis cinerea and Bradysia difformis, Zhen Du, Dan Xu, Lan Li, Yao Shi, Michael Schläppi, and Zi-Qin Xu

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DPY-30 Domain and its Flanking Sequence Mediate the Assembly Modulation of Flagellar Radial Spoke Complexes, Radhika Gopal, Kenneth W. Foster, and Pinfen Yang

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The Versatile Molecular Complex Component LC8 Promotes Several Distinct Steps of Flagellar Assembly, Anjali Gupta, Dennis R. Diener, Priyanka Sivadas, Joel L. Rosenbaum, and Pinfen Yang

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Nuclear Dualism, Kathleen Karrer

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miR-786 Regulation of a Fatty-Acid Elongase Contributes to Rhythmic Calcium-Wave Initiation in C. elegans, Benedict J. Kemp, Erik Allman, Lois Immerman, Megan Mohnen, Maureen A. Peters, Keith Nerhke, and Allison Abbott

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Levels of CaV1.2 L-Type Ca2+ Channels Peak in the First Two Weeks in Rat Hippocampus Whereas CaV1.3 Channels Steadily Increase through Development, Audra A. Kramer, Nicholas E. Ingraham, Emily J. Sharpe, and Michelle Mynlieff

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Snapshots of Catalysis in Rhizobium Etli Pyruvate Carboxylase, Adam D. Lietzan and Ann L. Menefee

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Structure of Mandelate Racemase with Bound Intermediate Analogues Benzohydroxamate and Cupferron, Adam D. Lietzan, Mitesh Nagar, Elisa Pellmann, Jennifer R. Bourque, Stephen L. Bearne, and Martin St. Maurice

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Expression of Recombinant EARLI1, a Hybrid Proline-rich Protein of Arabidopsis, in Escherichia coli and its Inhibition Effect to the Growth of Fungal Pathogens and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lan Li, Chen Zhang, Dan Xu, Michael Schläppi, and Zi-Qin Xu

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Altered Hemodynamics, Endothelial Function and Protein Expression Occur with Aortic Coarctation and Persist Following Repair, Arjun Menon, Thomas Eddinger, Hongfeng Wang, David C. Wendell, Jeffrey M. Toth, and John F. LaDisa

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A Coupled Experimental and Computational Approach to Quantify Deleterious Hemodynamics, Vascular Alterations, and Mechanisms of Long-Term Morbidity in Response to Aortic Coarctati, Arjun Menon, David C. Wendell, Hongfeng Wang, Thomas Eddinger, Jeffrey M. Toth, Ronak Jashwant Dholakia, Paul M. Larsen, Eric S. Jensen, and John F. LaDisa

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Developmental Expression of Drop-Dead is Required for Early Adult Survival and Normal Body Mass in Drosophila melanogaster, Christine Lynn Sansone and Edward M. Blumenthal

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Microbial Biosafety of Pilot-scale Bioreactor Treating MTBE and TBA-contaminated Drinking Water Supply, Radomir Schmidt, David A. Klemme, Kate M. Scow, and Krassimira R. Hristova

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A Flagellar A-Kinase Anchoring Protein with Two Amphipathic Helices Forms a Structural Scaffold in the Radial Spoke Complex, Priyanka Sivadas, Jennifer M. Dienes, Martin St. Maurice, William D. Meek, and Pinfen Yang

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Rcf1 and Rcf2, Members of the Hypoxia-induced Gene 1 Protein Family, Are Critical Components of the Mitochondrial Cytochrome bc1-cytochrome Oxidase Supercomplex, Vera Strogolova, Andrew Furness, Micaela Robb-McGrath, Joshua Garlich, and Rosemary A. Stuart

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The Enzymes of Biotin Dependent CO(2) Metabolism: What Structures Reveal about Their Reaction Mechanisms, Grover L. Waldrop, Hazel M. Holden, and Martin St. Maurice

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Dragon's Blood May Have Radioprotective Effects in Radiation-Induced Rat Brain Injury, Nian Xin, Yu-Juan Li, Xu Li, Xiao Wang, Yan Li, Xiao Zhang, Rong-Ji Dai, Wei-Wei Meng, Hai-Long Wang, Hong Ma, Michael Schläppi, and Yu-Lin Deng

Perturbing Microtubule Integrity Blocks AMP-Activated Protein Kinase-Induced Meiotic Resumption in Cultured Mouse Oocytes, Ru Ya and Stephen Downs

Submissions from 2011

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Uncovering New Functions for MicroRNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans, Allison Abbott

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Probing the allosteric activation of pyruvate carboxylase using 2′,3′-O-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl) adenosine 5′-triphosphate as a fluorescent mimic of the allosteric activator acetyl CoA, Abdussalam Adina-Zada, Rasmani Hazra, Chutima Sereerukb, Sarawut Jitrapakdee, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Martin St. Maurice, W Wallace Cleland, John C. Wallace, and Paul V. Attwood

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Flexibility in the Patterning and Control of Axial Locomotor Networks in Lamprey, James Buchanan

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Spinal Locomotor Inputs to Individually Identified Reticulospinal Neurons in the Lamprey, James Buchanan

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Magnetic Scanometric DNA Microarray Detection of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Degrading Bacteria for Environmental Monitoring, Mei-Lin Chan, Gerardo Jaramillo, Krassimira R. Hristova, and David A. Horsley

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Unexpected Accumulation of ncm5U and ncm5s2U in a trm9 Mutant Suggests an Additional Step in the Synthesis of mcm5U and mcm5s2U, Changchun Chen, Bo Huang, James T. Anderson, and Anders S. Byström

Glutamatergic plasticity in medial prefrontal cortex and ventral tegmental area following extended-access cocaine self-administration, Behnam Ghasemzadeh, Preethi Vasudevan, Chad Giles, Anthony Purgianto, Chad Seubert, and John R. Mantsch

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A Rice Plastidial Nucleotide Sugar Epimerase Is Involved in Galactolipid Biosynthesis and Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency, Chunlai Li, Yiqin Wang, Linchuan Liu, Yingchun Hu, Fengxia Zhang, Sod Mergen, Guodong Wang, Michael Schläppi, and Chengcai Chu

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Interaction between the Biotin Carboxyl Carrier Domain and the Biotin Carboxylase Domain in Pyruvate Carboxylase from Rhizobium etli, Adam D. Lietzan, Ann L. Menefee, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Sudhanshu Kumar, Paul V. Attwood, John C. Wallace, W. Wallace Cleland, and Martin St. Maurice

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Neuronal Control of Swimming Behavior: Comparison of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Model Systems, Olivia Mullins, John Hackett, James Buchanan, and W. Otto Friesen

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Genetic and physiological analysis of biennialism in Hyoscyamus niger, Michael Schläppi

The HyPRP gene EARLI1 has an auxiliary role for germinability and early seedling development under low temperature and salt stress conditions (presentation), Michael Schläppi, Dan Xu, Xuan Huang, and Zi-Qin Xu

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Dragon's Blood extract has antithrombotic properties, affecting platelet aggregation functions and anticoagulation activities, Nian Xin, Yu-Juan Li, Rong-Ji Dai, Wei-Wei Meng, Yan Chen, Michael Schläppi, and Yu-Lin Deng

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The HyPRP gene EARLI1 has an auxiliary role for germinability and early seedling development under low temperature and salt stress conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana, Dan Xu, Xuan Huang, Zi-Qin Xu, and Michael Schläppi

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Cold-inducible Expression of AZI1 and its Function in Improvement of Freezing Tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Zhi-Yan Xu, Xin Zhang, Michael Schläppi, and Zi-Qin Xu

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Mathematical Model of Chlorella minutissima UTEX2341 Growth and Lipid Production Under Photoheterotrophic Fermentation Conditions, Jinshui Yang, Ehsan Rasa, Prapakorn Tantayotai, Kate M. Scow, Hong Li Yuan, and Krassimira R. Hristova

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Novel Insights into the Biotin Carboxylase Domain Reactions of Pyruvate Carboxylase from Rhizobium etli, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Ann L. Menefee, Abdussalam Adina-Zada, Sarawut Jitrapakdee, Kathy H. Surinya, John C. Wallace, Paul V. Attwood, Martin St. Maurice, and W Wallace Cleland

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Activation and Inhibition of Pyruvate Carboxylase from Rhizobium etli, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Ann L. Menefee, Sarawut Jitrapakdee, John C. Wallace, Paul V. Attwood, Martin St. Maurice, and W Wallace Cleland

Submissions from 2010

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Loss of Individual MicroRNAs Causes Mutant Phenotypes in Sensitized Genetic Backgrounds in C. elegans, John L. Brenner, Kristen L. Jasiewicz, Alisha F. Fahley, Benedict J. Kemp, and Allison Abbott

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Regulation of the G2/M Transition in Rodent Oocytes, Stephen Downs

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Prolonged Space Flight-Induced Alterations in the Structure and Function of Human Skeletal Muscle Fibres, Robert Fitts, S. W. Trappe, David Costill, Philip M. Gallagher, Andrew C. Creer, Patricia Colloton, Jim R. Peters, Janell Romatowski, J. L. Bain, and Danny A. Riley

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An Epilepsy-Related Region in the GABAA Receptor Mediates Long-Distance Effects on GABA and Benzodiazepine Binding Sites, Marcel P. Goldschen-Ohm, David A. Wagner, Steven Petrou, and Mathew V. Jones

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Genetic Basis for Rhizobium etli CE3 O-Antigen O-Methylated Residues That Vary According to Growth Conditions, Kristylea J. Ojeda, Jodie M. Box, and K. Dale Noel

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Structure and Expression of Two Nuclear Receptor Genes in Marsupials: Insights into the Evolution of the Antisense Overlap between the α-Thyroid Hormone Receptor and Rev-erbα, Brandon C. Rindfleisch, M. Scott Brown, John L. VandeBerg, and Stephen Munroe

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Bioaugmentation for Improved Recovery of Anaerobic Digesters After Toxicant Exposure, Anne Schauer-Gimenez, Daniel Zitomer, James Maki, and Craig Struble

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Endocannabinoid Signalling: Has It Got Rhythm?, Linda K. Vaughn, Gerene Denning, Kara L. Stuhr, Harriet de Wit, Matthew N. Hill, and Cecilia J. Hillard

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Chlamydomonas mutants display reversible deficiencies in flagellar beating and axonemal assembly, Mei Wei, Priyanka Sivadas, Heather A. Owen, David R. Mitchell, and Pinfen Yang

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Drosophila Vitelline Membrane Assembly: A Critical Role for an Evolutionarily Conserved Cysteine in the “VM domain” of sV23, T. Wu, Anita L. Manogaran, J. M. Beauchamp, and Gail L. Waring

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A Developmentally Regulated Gene, ASI2, Is Required for Endocycling in the Macronuclear Anlagen of Tetrahymena, Lihui Yin, Susan T. Gater, and Kathleen Karrer

Submissions from 2009

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Isoform- and Cell-Specific Function of Tyrosine Decarboxylase in the Drosophila Malpighian Tubule, Edward M. Blumenthal

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Influx of Calcium through L-type Calcium Channels in Early Postnatal Regulation of Chloride Transporters in the Rat Hippocampus, Jennifer Grace Bray and Michelle Mynlieff

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cAMP Pulsing of Denuded Mouse Oocytes Increases Meiotic Resumption Via Activation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase, Jing Chen, Maggie M. Chi, Kelle H. Moley, and Stephen Downs

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Mapping of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Oxa1-Mitochondrial Ribosome Interface and Identification of MrpL40, a Ribosomal Protein in Close Proximity to Oxa1 and Critical for Oxidative Phosphorylation Complex Assembly, Lixia Jia, Jasvinder Kaur, and Rosemary A. Stuart

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Isolation and Characterization of a Spontaneously Immortalized Bovine Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cell Line, Thomas E. Liggett, T Daniel Griffiths, and Elizabeth R. Gaillard

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Rex1p Deficiency Leads to Accumulation of Precursor Initiator tRNAMet and Polyadenylation of Substrate RNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Sarah G. Ozanick, Xuying Wang, Michael Costanzo, Renee L. Brost, Charles Boone, and James T. Anderson

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Defective Gut Function in Drop-Dead Mutant Drosophila, Cassandra R. Peller, Elizabeth M. Bacon, Julie A. Bucheger, and Edward M. Blumenthal

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Exercise in Space: Human Skeletal Muscle After 6 Months Aboard the International Space Station, Scott Trappe, David Costill, Philip M. Gallagher, Andrew C. Creer, Jim R. Peters, Harlan Evans, Danny A. Riley, and Robert Fitts

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Correction for IC97 Is a Novel Intermediate Chain of I1 Dynein That Interacts with Tubulin and Regulates Interdoublet Sliding, Maureen Wirschell, Chun Yang, Pinfen Yang, Laura Fox, Haru_aki Yanagisawa, Ritsu Kamiya, George B. Witman, Mary E. Porter, and Winfield S. Sale

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IC97 Is a Novel Intermediate Chain of I1 Dynein That Interacts with Tubulin and Regulates Interdoublet Sliding, Maureen Wirschell, Chun Yang, Pinfen Yang, Laura Fox, Haru_aki Yanagisawa, Ritsu Kamiya, George B. Witman, Mary E. Porter, and Winfield S. Sale

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Insight into the Carboxyl Transferase Domain Mechanism of Pyruvate Carboxylase from Rhizobium etli, Tonya N. Zeczycki, Martin St. Maurice, Sarawut Jitrapakdee, John C. Wallace, Paul V. Attwood, and W Wallace Cleland

Submissions from 2008

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Cloning of the Neurodegeneration Gene Drop-Dead and Characterization of Additional Phenotypes of its Mutation, Edward M. Blumenthal

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The Spinobulbar System in Lamprey, James Buchanan and James F. Einum

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Effect of Ethanol on Microbial Community Structure and Function During Natural Attenuation of Benzene, Toluene, and o-Xylene in a Sulfate-reducing Aquifer, Kevin Feris, Doug Mackay, Nick de Sieyes, Irina Chakraborty, Murray Einarson, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Kate M. Scow

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The Cross-Bridge Cycle and Skeletal Muscle Fatigue, Robert Fitts

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Requirement of a Plasmid-Encoded Catalase for Survival of Rhizobium etli CFN42 in a Polyphenol-Rich Environment, Alejandro García-de los Santos, Erika López, Ciro A. Cubillas, K. Dale Noel, Susana Brom, and David Romero

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Vibration causes acute vascular injury in a two-step process: vasoconstriction and vacuole disruption, Sandya R. Govindaraju, James L. W. Bain, Thomas Eddinger, and Danny A. Riley

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Cellular and Synaptic Actions of Acetylcholine in the Lamprey Spinal Cord, Katharina A. Quinlan and James Buchanan

Submissions from 2007

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Rhizobium etli CE3 Bacteroid Lipopolysaccharides Are Structurally Similar but Not Identical to Those Produced by Cultured CE3 Bacteria, Wim D'Haeze, Christine Leoff, Glenn Freshour, K. Dale Noel, and Russell W. Carlson

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Myosin II Isoforms in Smooth Muscle: Heterogeneity and Function, Thomas Eddinger and Daniel P. Meer

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Potent Inhibition of Arterial Smooth Muscle Tonic Contractions by the Selective Myosin II Inhibitor, Blebbistatin, Thomas Eddinger, Daniel P. Meer, Amy S. Miner, Joel T. Meehl, Arthur S. Rovner, and Paul H. Ratz

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The Deleterious Effects of Bed Rest on Human Skeletal Muscle Fibers Are Exacerbated by Hypercortisolemia and Ameliorated by Dietary Supplementation, Robert Fitts, Janell Romatowski, Jim R. Peters, D. Paddon-Jones, R. R. Wolfe, and A. A. Ferrando

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Most Caenorhabditis Elegans MicroRNAs are Individually Not Essential for Development or Viability, Eric A. Miska, Ezequiel Alvarez-Saavedra, Allison Abbott, Nelson C. Lau, Andrew B. Hellman, Shannon M. McGonagle, David P. Bartel, Victor R. Ambros, and H. Robert Horvitz

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Preferential Myosin Heavy Chain Isoform B Expression May Contribute to the Faster Velocity of Contraction in Veins versus Arteries, Catherine M. Rondelli, Irina T. Szasz, Anas Kayal, Keshari Thakali, Ralph E. Watson, Arthur S. Rovner, Thomas Eddinger, Gregory D. Fink, and Stephanie W. Watts