# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2005)
Vaginal candidiasis affects approximately 75% of all women. Candida albicans is the etiological agent in over 80% of vaginal candidiasis cases. Attributes of both C. albicans and the host contribute to development of ...

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• (2000)
The proper regulation of body weight in humans is remarkably important to our well-being. For instance, obesity is a major health concern since cardiovascular, neoplastic and metabolic diseases occur with much greater ...

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• (2004)
Several postmortem studies of schizophrenia reveal that despite normal numbers of cortical neurons, patients exhibit anatomical reductions in synaptic connectivity. Prefrontal regions have been implicated as a site of ...

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• (1985)
Attempts to explain the basis for permanent growth retardations often focus on the cell number/cell size hypothesis. According to this hypothesis, undernutrition produces irreversible effects if and only if it occurs during ...

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• (1993)
Guinea pig left atria were suspended in a tissue bath of normal Krebs-Henseleit solution which was aerated with 95% O$\sb2$/5% CO$\sb2$ and maintained at 27$\sp\circ$C. The atria were attached to a force transducer and ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Cellular decision making is the process by which cells choose among functionally-distinct cell states. Heritable cell states are typically maintained and stabilized by the activity of specific genes, but cells can also be ...

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• (1953)

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• (1998)
Plant viruses encode what are typically called movement proteins (MPs). These are defined as proteins dispensable for viral replication and encapsidation, but essential for cell to cell movement of the virus to the phloem ...

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• (1994)
A cellular game is a dynamical system in which cells, placed in some discrete structure, are regarded as playing a game with their immediate neighbors. Individual strategies may be either deterministic or stochastic. ...

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• (1981)
This study demonstrated that macrophage (M(phi)) subpopulations can be isolated from normal and vaccinia virus-immune peritoneal exudate cells after separation on bovine serum albumin (BSA) discontinuous density gradients. ...

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• (1974)

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• (2015-07-14)
Advances in the study of protein folding and structure have greatly expanded our understanding and ability to predict and modify protein structure and, increasingly, even function. Attention has now turned to developing ...

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• (2015-04-22)
Over the course of evolution, pathogens have adapted and co-evolved with their respective hosts, with infectious diseases being one of the leading health concerns. Pathogens have developed several strategies to colonize ...

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• (2001)
The findings in this thesis demonstrate that (1) hyperinsulinemia negatively impacts B-cell survival (2) and impairs the anti-inflammatory actions of IL-4 in macrophages and finally (3) the reactive carbonyl methylglyoxal ...

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• (1991)
In this study we examined angiotensin (ANG) release from primary cultured rat brain cells in response to ion stimulation and ligands that stimulate or inhibit second messenger systems in an attempt to understand how the ...

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• (2015-05-13)
In recent years it has become increasingly evident that physical cues like mechanical micro-environment and geometry, in addition to bio-chemical factors, plays an important role in regulating cell functionalities. Cancer ...

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• (2016-01-25)
Metal ions are important elements in biology and are involved in numerous reactions essential for maintaining life on earth. Most commonly, metal ions confer their role as structural elements or catalytic cofactors within ...

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• (1983)
The contractile strength of heart muscle is strongly dependent on the rate of beating, and on the pattern of previous contractions over a period of many seconds. The activator calcium ions, which are responsible for the ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Nearly all cellular processes are controlled by a highly complex genetic and epigenetic network. Although much of this complexity is still unknown to us, we have nonetheless begun exploring, perturbing, and creating genetic ...

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• (2015-11-24)
Fluorescence microscopy has been an essential tool in biology. However, its imaging resolution has been limited around >200 nm in lateral dimensions, and >500 nm in axial dimension, leaving many biological structures too ...

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