Genomes and Genes
Australian National University
Organization: Australian National University
- Nonequilibrium dynamics and umbrella samplingStephen R Williams
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Phys Rev Lett 105:110601. 2010..The umbrella weight, which is related to the nonequilibrium work, is easy to obtain and efficient to compute. Furthermore, its average may be obtained from the existing nonequilibrium free energy theorem...
- Colouration and colour changes of the fiddler crab, Uca capricornis: a descriptive studyTanya Detto
Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
PLoS ONE 3:e1629. 2008..The extreme colour polymorphism and the relative stability of the colour patterns in Uca capricornis are consistent with their use in visually mediated mate recognition...
- Multiple Rubisco forms in proteobacteria: their functional significance in relation to CO2 acquisition by the CBB cycleMurray Ronald Badger
Molecular Plant Physiology Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
J Exp Bot 59:1525-41. 2008....
- Sex determination in platypus and echidna: autosomal location of SOX3 confirms the absence of SRY from monotremesM C Wallis
Comparative Genomics Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Chromosome Res 15:949-59. 2007..Sex determination in platypus and echidna must therefore depend on another male-determining gene(s) on the Y chromosomes, or on the different dosage of a gene(s) on the X chromosomes...
- 'Crowded suburbs' and 'killer cities': a brief review of the relationship between urban environments and mental healthHelen L Berry
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
N S W Public Health Bull 18:222-7. 2007..This paper briefly reviews recent studies linking disadvantaged urban environments with mental health and proposes a hypothetical model to help guide future research...
- Evolution of the vertebrate eye: opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cupTrevor D Lamb
Australian National University, Division of Neuroscience, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Australia
Nat Rev Neurosci 8:960-76. 2007..Here, we review a wide range of findings that capture glimpses of the gradations that appear to have occurred during eye evolution, and provide a scenario for the unseen steps that have led to the emergence of the vertebrate eye...
- Cohort profile: The Thai Cohort of 87,134 Open University studentsAdrian C Sleigh
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU College of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Int J Epidemiol 37:266-72. 2008
- Greenhouse-gas costs of clinical trialsAnthony J McMichael
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Lancet 369:1584-5. 2007
- Seasonal variation in acute hospital admissions and emergency room presentations among children in the Australian Capital TerritoryRennie M D'Souza
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
J Paediatr Child Health 43:359-65. 2007..To examine seasonal variation in hospital use for five paediatric conditions of the Australian Capital Territory residents...
- The role of perceived control in explaining depressive symptoms associated with driving cessation in a longitudinal studyTimothy D Windsor
Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
Gerontologist 47:215-23. 2007..The purpose of this article was to investigate the role of control beliefs in mediating the relationship between driving cessation and change in depressive symptoms in a population-based sample of older adults...
- Comparative roles of IL-4, IL-13, and IL-4Ralpha in dendritic cell maturation and CD4+ Th2 cell functionDianne C Webb
Division of Molecular Bioscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
J Immunol 178:219-27. 2007..The affinity of IL-4Ralpha also appears to be a determinant in the balance between Th2 and IFN-gamma responses and thus the severity of allergic disease...
- Homo floresiensis: microcephalic, pygmoid, Australopithecus, or Homo?Debbie Argue
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
J Hum Evol 51:360-74. 2006..Based on these comparisons, we conclude that it is unlikely that LB1 is a microcephalic human, and it cannot be attributed to any known species. Its attribution to a new species, Homo floresiensis, is supported...
- AutapsesKaori Ikeda
Division of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Curr Biol 16:R308. 2006
- A little (more) knowledge: comments on Wood et Al. (2006)Michael Smithson
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Addiction 101:622-3; author reply 623-5. 2006
- A simple, integrative assay to quantify nutritional quality of browses for herbivoresJane L Degabriel
School of Botany and Zoology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Oecologia 156:107-16. 2008..Thus, our assay provides a useful tool for understanding how food resources influence herbivore populations at different scales...
- Autophagy generates retrogradely transported organelles: a hypothesisSelma K Kaasinen
Developmental Neurobiology Group, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Box 334, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Int J Dev Neurosci 26:625-34. 2008..This sample of cytoplasmic contents relays a reliable snapshot of the totality of signalling events occurring in the nerve terminal at that instant in time...
- Oxytocin-induced antinociception in the spinal cord is mediated by a subpopulation of glutamatergic neurons in lamina I-II which amplify GABAergic inhibitionJean Didier Breton
Department Nociception and Pain, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integratives, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7168, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
Mol Pain 4:19. 2008....
- Reducing injustice from recent legislation subsidising insurance and restricting civil liability?: Baker-Morrison v NSW  Aust Torts Reports 81-999; Amaca Pty Ltd v Novek  Aust Torts Reports 82-001Thomas Faunce
Australian National University, College of Law and Medical School
J Law Med 17:729-35. 2010....
- Nanosilver and global public health: international regulatory issuesThomas Faunce
Australian Research Council, Canberra, Australia
Nanomedicine (Lond) 5:617-32. 2010..The conclusion includes a set of recommendations for improving international regulation of nanosilver...
- A multi-stage anti-predator response increases information on predation riskJan M Hemmi
ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science and Centre for Visual Sciences, Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
J Exp Biol 213:1484-9. 2010..By concentrating on sensory limitations, we can quantify such information deficits and investigate how improving risk assessment helps prey optimise the balance between predation risk and escape costs...
- Phylogeny and evolution of the Meliphagoidea, the largest radiation of Australasian songbirdsJanet L Gardner
Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:1087-102. 2010..This is one of several unexpected alignments of taxa as sisters that probably reflects the age of the Meliphagoidea. We find no evidence for separate radiations of New Guinean and Australian members of the Meliphagoidea...
- Correlation energy of two electrons in the high-density limitPierre François Loos
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
J Chem Phys 131:241101. 2009..We conjecture that for large D, the limiting correlation energy E(c) approximately -delta(2)/8 in any confining external potential, where delta = 1/(D-1)...
- The hippocampal system as the cortical resource manager: a model connecting psychology, anatomy and physiologyL Andrew Coward
Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Adv Exp Med Biol 657:315-64. 2010..This model matches a wide range of neuropsychological observation better than alternative hippocampal models. The information mechanisms required by the model are consistent with known brain anatomy and neuron physiology...
- Promoting gene expression in plants by permissive histone lysine methylationChristopher I Cazzonelli
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Plant Signal Behav 4:484-8. 2009..This review will focus on the function of these two classes and the processes that they control, highlighting the huge potential this regulatory mechanism has in plants...
- Predicting early reading skills from pre-reading measures of dorsal stream functioningAlison Kevan
School of Psychology, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Neuropsychologia 47:3174-81. 2009....
- Financial hardship, socio-economic position and depression: results from the PATH Through Life SurveyPeter Butterworth
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Building 63, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Soc Sci Med 69:229-37. 2009..The evidence of the contemporaneous association between hardship and depression suggests that addressing deprivation may be an effective strategy to moderate socio-economic inequalities in mental health...
- PandethicsM J Selgelid
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics CAPPE, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Public Health 123:255-9. 2009....
- A two-state Raman coupler for coherent atom opticsJ E Debs
Australian Centre for Quantum Atom Optics, Department of Quantum Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200
Opt Express 17:2319-25. 2009..As our laser system couples just two hyperfine ground states, it has also been used as an internal state beamsplitter, taking the next major step towards free space Ramsey interferometry with an atom laser...
- Architectural phenotypes in the transparent testa mutants of Arabidopsis thalianaCharles S Buer
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, School of Science, College of Medicine, Biology, and Environment, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
J Exp Bot 60:751-63. 2009..The regulatory genes affected in architectural traits may provide useful molecular targets for examination in other plants...
- Microhabitat heterogeneity influences offspring sex allocation and spatial kin structure in possumsSam C Banks
The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia
J Anim Ecol 77:1250-6. 2008..5. Spatial variation in dispersal via sex allocation responses to environmental heterogeneity can potentially contribute to spatial patterns in population dynamics...
- Engineered wettability in tree capillariesMika M Kohonen
Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Langmuir 22:3148-53. 2006....
- Glutathione transferases: new functionsAaron J Oakley
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Curr Opin Struct Biol 15:716-23. 2005..Recent structural studies of integral membrane glutathione S-transferases from microsomes have revealed common patterns of tertiary and quaternary structure...
- Antigen-dependent release of IFN-gamma by cytotoxic T cells up-regulates Fas on target cells and facilitates exocytosis-independent specific target cell lysisArno Mullbacher
Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
J Immunol 169:145-50. 2002..The results are discussed as to the possible relevance of the phenomenon in efficiency and regulation of the Tc cell response to infections by viruses...
- The role of Fas ligand in beta cell destruction in autoimmune diabetes of NOD miceN Petrovsky
Autoimmunity Research Unit, Canberra Clinical School, University of Sydney, Canberra ACT 2606, Australia
Ann N Y Acad Sci 958:204-8. 2002..Interventions that block the Fas-FasL pathway may be useful, therefore, in the prevention or treatment of type 1 diabetes...
- Embryo implantation and embryonic stem cell development in primatesJ P Hearn
Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Reprod Fertil Dev 13:517-22. 2001..Embryonic stem cells, from the inner cell mass of marmoset and rhesus monkeys, were the first primate embryonic stem cells to be isolated and characterized, enabling the subsequent isolation of human embryonic stem cells...
- From attentional gating in macaque primary visual cortex to dyslexia in humansT R Vidyasagar
Psychobiology Laboratory, Center for Visual Sciences, School of Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Prog Brain Res 134:297-312. 2001..This framework is used to provide a neural explanation of the processes involved in reading and in learning to read. This scheme also explains how a magnocellular deficit could cause the common reading impairment, dyslexia...
- Protein aggregation and deposition: implications for ion channel formation and membrane damageJ I Kourie
Membrane Transport Group, Department of Chemistry, The Faculties, Building 33, Science Road, The Australian National University, Canberra City, ACT 0200, Australia
Croat Med J 42:359-74. 2001..This mechanism of membrane damage is a general mechanism that may explain other malfunctioning protein processing-related pathologies...
- Mental health nurses' beliefs about likely outcomes for people with schizophrenia or depression: a comparison with the public and other healthcare professionalsT M Caldwell
Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 10:42-54. 2001..Given the potential impact on consumers and the public, all practitioners need to be aware of their own beliefs and those of their professional colleagues...
- Talk about cancer: environment and health in OceanpointA Whittaker
Gender Relations Project, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, ACT, Australia
Health Place 4:313-25. 1998....
- The impact on retention of expansion of an Australian public methadone programG Bammer
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT
Drug Alcohol Depend 58:173-80. 2000..Methadone programs should monitor retention as part of on-going evaluation and improvement of treatment policy...
- Calcium dependence of C-type natriuretic peptide-formed fast K(+) channelJ I Kourie
Membrane Transport Group, Department of Chemistry, The Faculties, The Australian National University, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
Am J Physiol 277:C43-50. 1999..g., ischemic heart and muscle fatigue. The channel could modify a cascade of physiological functions that are dependent on the Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels, e.g., vasodilation and salt secretion...
- By women, for women: the continuing appeal of women's health centresD H Broom
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Women Health 28:5-22. 1998..These twin aims of supplying gender-specific services and enriching the mainstream continue to guide the work of WHCs...
- DNA vaccination against virus infection and enhancement of antiviral immunity following consecutive immunization with DNA and viral vectorsA J Ramsay
Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Immunol Cell Biol 75:382-8. 1997....
- Is facilitation responsible for the "motion induction" effectJ M Zanker
Department of Psychology, University College London, U K
Vision Res 37:1953-9. 1997..High-level attentional mechanisms or changes in transmission speed are not required to explain these phenomena. The implications of such local gain-control mechanisms for our understanding of second-order motion perception are discussed...
- The best medicine: women using community health centresD H Broom
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra
Aust N Z J Public Health 21:275-80. 1997..Instead, it appears that the centres offer a distinctive array of services to a socioeconomically vulnerable clientele, not a substitute for care available elsewhere...
- Mortality risk varies according to gender and change in depressive status in very old adultsKaarin J Anstey
Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Psychosom Med 64:880-8. 2002..We aimed to evaluate whether gender and different patterns of change in depressive status over 2 years were associated with different risks of mortality in the subsequent 6 years...
- Orientation and spatiotemporal tuning of cells in the primary visual cortex of an Australian marsupial, the wallaby Macropus eugeniiM R Ibbotson
Center for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, ACT 2601 Canberra, Australia
J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 189:115-23. 2003..In general, the physiology of the wallaby cortex was similar to well studied eutherian mammals suggesting either convergent evolution or a highly conserved architecture that stems from a common therian ancestor...
- Total synthesis of (+/-)-rhazinal, an alkaloidal spindle toxin from Kopsia teoiMartin G Banwell
Research School of Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Org Biomol Chem 1:296-305. 2003..The title alkaloid 1 and its B-nor-congener 3, both of which display potent and unusual anti-mitotic properties, have been synthesized in racemic form and characterised by single-crystal X-ray analysis...
- Development of a robust central auditory synapse in congenital deafnessM Youssoufian
Division of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, PO Box 334, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
J Neurophysiol 94:3168-80. 2005..These results demonstrate that early development at this robust synapse proceeds normally with congenital deafness, suggesting that auditory nerve activity does not affect the development of synaptic strength at the calyx of Held...
- The power of an integrated informatic and molecular approach to type 1 diabetes researchNikolai Petrovsky
Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1037:216-24. 2004....
- The cochlear amplifier as a standing wave: "squirting" waves between rows of outer hair cells?Andrew Bell
Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
J Acoust Soc Am 116:1016-24. 2004..Viscous drag at the two surfaces potentially limits SLR wave propagation at low frequencies, but this can perhaps be overcome by invoking hydrophobic effects...
- When silence threatens safety: lessons from the first Canberra Hospital neurosurgical inquiryThomas Faunce
Law Faculty, The Australian National University, Fellows Rd, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
J Law Med 12:112-8. 2004..Such reformulation may need to commence in medical education and involve new strategies including the use of portable digital technology to facilitate self-assessment of performance and immediate reporting of adverse incidents...
- Mental health first aid training in a workplace setting: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN13249129]Betty A Kitchener
Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
BMC Psychiatry 4:23. 2004..This article reports the first randomized controlled trial of this course...
- Reply to the discussion of our paper 'explanations of the fertility crisis in modern societies: a search for commonalities'John Caldwell
Demography and Sociology Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
Popul Stud (Camb) 58:93-4. 2004
- A simple frequency-scaling rule for animal communicationNeville H Fletcher
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
J Acoust Soc Am 115:2334-8. 2004..6 power of the animal's mass. There is, however, a wide spread of observed results because of the different emphasis placed upon vocal effort in the evolution of different animal species...
- Fracture incidence in relation to the pattern of use of hormone therapy in postmenopausal womenEmily Banks
Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England
JAMA 291:2212-20. 2004..Evidence is limited on the effects of different patterns of use of postmenopausal hormone therapy on fracture incidence and particularly on the effects of ceasing use...
- Controlling diabetes, controlling diabetics: moral language in the management of diabetes type 2Dorothy Broom
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Soc Sci Med 58:2371-82. 2004..Efforts to protect themselves from the stigmatising potential of diabetes may inadvertently undermine the agency of people who are already coping with a demanding discipline and a potentially disabling or life-threatening disease...
- Sensitivity and specificity of five abundance estimators for high-density oligonucleotide microarraysAndrew C James
Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Bioinformatics 20:1060-5. 2004..We present here a study of performance over a large number (thousands) of transcripts for which there is strong evidence of differential expression, with corresponding false positive rates controlled by comparisons between replicates...
- Limitations with in vitro production of dendritic cells using cytokinesHelen C ONeill
School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
J Leukoc Biol 75:600-3. 2004..However, use of cells produced in cytokine-dependent cultures for the study of DC differentiation is limited, as DC development in vivo differs in cytokine dependency...
- Origin and migration of the Alpine IcemanWolfgang Muller
Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Science 302:862-6. 2003..This demonstrates that the Alpine valleys of central Europe were permanently inhabited during the terminal Neolithic...
- What we don't know about the structure of ryanodine receptor calcium release channelsAngela F Dulhunty
The Muscle Research Group, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 30:713-23. 2003..4. A model of the RyR pore based on the Streptomyces lividans KcsA channel structure is presented. Protein/protein interactions between the RyR and other regulatory proteins, as well as within the RyR subunit, are discussed...
- Predicted structure of the extracellular region of ligand-gated ion-channel receptors shows SH2-like and SH3-like domains forming the ligand-binding siteJ E Gready
Computational Molecular Biology and Drug Design Group, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Protein Sci 6:983-98. 1997..A site for interaction of the extracellular ligand-binding domain with the activation of the M2 transmembrane helix is also suggested...
- Genes for Tolerance and Immunity ConsortiumChristopher Goodnow; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- CD8+ T cell specificity in mouse models of smallpox vaccination and challengeDavid Tscharke; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will provide basic information about the immune response to poxviruses and will help us know how best to use immunological knowledge and tools to design and test new smallpox: vaccines. ..