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Role Of Intracellular Free Calcium In The Obesity And Insulin Resistance Associated With Dominant Agouti Mutations, Jung Han Kim Aug 1996

Role Of Intracellular Free Calcium In The Obesity And Insulin Resistance Associated With Dominant Agouti Mutations, Jung Han Kim

Doctoral Dissertations

Several dominant mutations at the agouti locus in the mouse cause a syndrome of adult-onset obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance. Although ectopic overexpression of the agouti gene is directly responsible for the disease in these mutations, the precise mechanism is unclear. Intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) appears to have a role in mediating insulin signal transduction, and altered handling of [Ca2+]i homeostasis and flux is observed in obese and insulin resistant animals and humans. Data reported here demonstrate that mice carrying the dominant agouti mutation, viable yellow (Avy), exhibit an elevation of [Ca2+]i and ...


Assessing The Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors Of Representative Football Student-Athletes In The Southern Conference, Jamie N. Whited Aug 1996

Assessing The Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors Of Representative Football Student-Athletes In The Southern Conference, Jamie N. Whited

Doctoral Dissertations

The primary purpose of this investigation was to assess the current level of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to HIV infection and AIDS among representative freshmen and senior football student-athletes from institutions in the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA. The secondary purpose was to assess student-athletes' sport-specific attitudes and knowledge source related to HIV infections and AIDS.

Based on the literature review and input from professionals in the field of sports medicine and AIDS education, a survey instrument was selected. The instrument was divided into six parts. The first part, Modified DiClemente AIDS Knowledge Survey, was a true-and-false scale (31 ...


Dose Response And Functional Consequences Of Choline Induced Changes In Carnitine Homeostasis In Guinea Pigs, James William Daily Aug 1996

Dose Response And Functional Consequences Of Choline Induced Changes In Carnitine Homeostasis In Guinea Pigs, James William Daily

Doctoral Dissertations

This study further characterized a newly discovered interaction of two nutrients, choline and carnitine. Increased dietary choline had previously been demonstrated to cause a conservation of carnitine in humans and guinea pigs, and an increased muscle carnitine concentration guinea pigs. The first part of this study compared the effect of varied doses of choline on urinary excretion of carnitine, tissue and whole body carnitine concentrations, and body composition. It was demonstrated that a choline dose of 2 g/kg diet results in a near maximal effect on urinary conservation of carnitine, which is mediated by an increase in the fractional ...


The Influence Of Point-Of-Purchase Cafeteria-Based Nutrition Education Program On High School Students, Magali O. Gamio May 1996

The Influence Of Point-Of-Purchase Cafeteria-Based Nutrition Education Program On High School Students, Magali O. Gamio

Doctoral Dissertations

Male and female high school students participated in an intervention designed to promote behavior change in food selection. The students were divided in two groups. Group I received the point-of-purchase cafeteria-based nutrition education program, and Group II received the point-of-purchase cafeteria based nutrition program plus a brief classroom nutrition education intervention. Evaluation instruments included pre-test, post-test 1, and post-test 2 written questionnaires, which included food practices, nutrition knowledge, attitudes and their perceptions about the school food service and the point-of-purchase intervention.

For behavior change, there was a significant Time Effect for females Group II with a significant decrease in both ...


The Two Cultures Of Pedagogy: Teaching And Learning In The Natural Sciences And The Humanities, Howard R. Pollio Apr 1996

The Two Cultures Of Pedagogy: Teaching And Learning In The Natural Sciences And The Humanities, Howard R. Pollio

University Studies Interdisciplinary Publications

" . . . there are philosophical and methodological differences among various disciplines that make a difference in the ways disciplines are thought about and, more importantly for present purposes, how they are taught."


Fact Book: 1996-1997, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment Jan 1996

Fact Book: 1996-1997, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment

UTK Fact Book

Welcome to the seventh annual Fact Book of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As with all previous issues, the staff of the Office of Institutional Research is grateful for the assistance we receive from our colleagues who collect and maintain the various University data bases. The amount of effort required to manage the information of the University is not always fully appreciated. Most of the tables and graphs herein identify the source from whom more detailed information may be obtained.

It is our goal with each new edition of the Fact Book to amend its contents so that the information ...


Reviews, Lisa Langstraat, Linda T. Calendrillo, Judith Bradshaw-Brown, Frances Jo Grossman Jan 1996

Reviews, Lisa Langstraat, Linda T. Calendrillo, Judith Bradshaw-Brown, Frances Jo Grossman

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Lisa Langstraat. The Epistemic Music of Rhetoric: Toward the Temporal Dimension of Affect in Reader Response and Writing. (Steven B. Katz, 1996).

Linda T Calendrillo. Images in Language, Media, and Mind. (Roy F. Fox, Ed., 1994).

Judith Bradshaw-Brown. The Tao of Teaching. (Greta Nagel, 1994).

Frances Jo Grossman. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. (Anne Lamott, 1994)


Back Matter, Alice G. Brand (Editor) Jan 1996

Back Matter, Alice G. Brand (Editor)

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Sacred Spaces, Jean Trounstine Jan 1996

Sacred Spaces, Jean Trounstine

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Drama in the prison classroom teaches that transgression can enhance spirituality.


Spirituality And Composition: One Teacher's Thoughts, Irene Papoulis Jan 1996

Spirituality And Composition: One Teacher's Thoughts, Irene Papoulis

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The author explores her ambivalence about combining her interest in spirituality and her composition teaching.


Meditative Silence And Reciprocity: The Dialogic Implications For "Spiritual Sites Of Composing", George Kalamaras Jan 1996

Meditative Silence And Reciprocity: The Dialogic Implications For "Spiritual Sites Of Composing", George Kalamaras

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Recent studies of silence must focus on the dialogical nature of Eastern meditation, examining the values of meditative awareness and social theories of reciprocity.


Transcending Gender: Toward A New Awareness Of The Fluid Self In Writing, Jack Ramey Jan 1996

Transcending Gender: Toward A New Awareness Of The Fluid Self In Writing, Jack Ramey

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The constructs of the male and female in the gendered self are not binary opposites but interlocking halves of an inseparable whole.


From Writers To Writer/Designers, Margaret Batschelet, Linda Woodson Jan 1996

From Writers To Writer/Designers, Margaret Batschelet, Linda Woodson

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Instructors should extend the idea of thought in word only to possibilities offered by the visual.


Aiding Aids Through Writing: A Study And Bibliography, Emily Nye Jan 1996

Aiding Aids Through Writing: A Study And Bibliography, Emily Nye

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

A writing group at an HIV clinic generated four kinds of narratives, each with a different healing function. A selected bibliography follows.


Front Matter, Alice G. Brand (Editor) Jan 1996

Front Matter, Alice G. Brand (Editor)

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editor's Message

Many of us come out of formal and advanced training in writing. We are at home with the humanities: philosophy, drama, the arts, aesthetics. We connect easily to both the teaching of literature and to literary exegesis. Ideas about literacy come easily to us.

We need to be aware of work being done in the field outside our focus in writing, literature, and language. Connections need to be made between us and other members of our cultural tapestry. Every once in a while someone tells me about the name of a book, an organization, or a journal ...


Diversity And Dialogue In Reforming The Academic Community, Mary Louise Buley-Meissner Jan 1996

Diversity And Dialogue In Reforming The Academic Community, Mary Louise Buley-Meissner

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Affirming multiculturalism in higher education should include discussions of students' spiritual diversity.


Re-Visioning Psychology In The Writing Class, Dennis Young Jan 1996

Re-Visioning Psychology In The Writing Class, Dennis Young

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

With its emphasis on soul-work and the imaginal frames of psyche, archetypal psychology helps teachers more fully interpret the motivations and intricacies of writing and learning.


Jaepl, Vol. 2, Winter 1996-1997, Alice G. Brand (Editor) Jan 1996

Jaepl, Vol. 2, Winter 1996-1997, Alice G. Brand (Editor)

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Jean Trounstine. Sacred Spaces. Drama in the prison classroom teaches that transgression can enhance spirituality.

Irene Papoulis. Spirituality and Composition: One Teacher's Thoughts. The author explores her ambivalence about combining her interest in spirituality and her composition teaching.

George Kalamaras. Meditative Silence and Reciprocity: The Dialogic Implications for 'Spiritual Sites of Composing. Recent studies of silence must focus on the dialogical nature of Eastern meditation, examining the values of meditative awareness and social theories of reciprocity.

Christopher Ferry. When the Distressed Teach the Oppressed: Toward an Understanding of Communion and Commitment. Jane Tompkins' adaptation of Paulo Freire's ...


When The Distressed Teach The Oppressed: Toward An Understanding Of Communion And Commitment, Christopher Ferry Jan 1996

When The Distressed Teach The Oppressed: Toward An Understanding Of Communion And Commitment, Christopher Ferry

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Jane Tompkins' adaptation of Paulo Freire's educational philosophy is critiqued through exploring the spiritual basis of his idea of the "Easter experience."


Break Point: The Challenges Of Teaching Multicultural Education Courses, Arlette Ingram Willis, Shuaib J. Meacham Jan 1996

Break Point: The Challenges Of Teaching Multicultural Education Courses, Arlette Ingram Willis, Shuaib J. Meacham

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Teaching multicultural education courses to preservice teachers exacts an emotional toll as they begin to acknowledge their ethnic awareness.