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Autocrine Hepatocyte Growth Factor Provides A Local Mechanism For Promoting Axonal Growth, X. Yang, J. Toma, S. Bamji, Daniel Belliveau, J. Kohn, M. Park, F. Miller Dec 1997

Autocrine Hepatocyte Growth Factor Provides A Local Mechanism For Promoting Axonal Growth, X. Yang, J. Toma, S. Bamji, Daniel Belliveau, J. Kohn, M. Park, F. Miller

Daniel J. Belliveau

In this report, we describe a novel local mechanism necessary for optimal axonal growth that involves hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Sympathetic neurons of the superior cervical ganglion coexpress bioactive HGF and its receptor, the Met tyrosine kinase, both in vivo and in vitro. Exogenous HGF selectively promotes the growth but not survival of cultured sympathetic neurons; the magnitude of this growth effect is similar to that observed with exogenous NGF. Conversely, HGF antibodies that inhibit endogenous HGF decrease sympathetic neuron growth but have no effect on survival. This autocrine HGF is required locally by sympathetic axons for optimal growth, as ...


An Advanced Digital Curriculum: Economics Courseware Agency, C. Brahler Dec 1997

An Advanced Digital Curriculum: Economics Courseware Agency, C. Brahler

C. Jayne Brahler

Principal investigator for grant from the Paul Allen Virtual Education Foundation in the amount of $500,000.


Themes That Thread Through Society: Racism And Athletic Manifestation In The African-American Community, Keith Harrison Dec 1997

Themes That Thread Through Society: Racism And Athletic Manifestation In The African-American Community, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

The purpose of this article is to examine and critically analyze the impact of sport in the African-American community. This critique of the social and behavioral outcomes of sport in the African-American community will include philosophical, historical, and sociological inquiry most affecting the plight of the African-American male in academics and athletics. Data on the perceptions of contemporary African-American men participating in sport in higher education will also add more support to the conclusion that race and sport are socially constructed in society.


The Last Rational Men: Citizenship, Morality, And The Pursuit Of Human Perfection, C. Mccarthy, E. Buendia, Heriberto Godina Phd, S. Meacham, C. Mills, M. Seferian, T. Souchet, C. Wilson-Brown Dec 1997

The Last Rational Men: Citizenship, Morality, And The Pursuit Of Human Perfection, C. Mccarthy, E. Buendia, Heriberto Godina Phd, S. Meacham, C. Mills, M. Seferian, T. Souchet, C. Wilson-Brown

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Programa De Ensino Da Escola Secundária Brasileira: 1850-1951 [Teaching Programs Of The Brazilian Secondary School: 1850-1951], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia Dec 1997

Programa De Ensino Da Escola Secundária Brasileira: 1850-1951 [Teaching Programs Of The Brazilian Secondary School: 1850-1951], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia

Karl M. Lorenz

O livro é uma coletânea de dezoito documentos que delineiam os conteúdos programáticos ensinados na escola secundaria brasileira de 1850 a 1951. Os documentos correspondem a reformas educacionais efetuadas neste período. Dentre os programas da coletânea, quinze foram elaborados especificamente para o Colégio Pedro II, o no Rio de Janeiro. Os outros três foram expedidos pelo Ministério da Educação para serem implementados em nível nacional. Os programas de estudo contem informações sobre os itens de conteúdos das matérias e sua organização nas series, o numero de lições atribuídas a cada tópico, e referencias a autores e livros textos utilizados. Todos ...