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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Focusing immune response on key neutralizing epitopes of HIV- 1 through immune complex vaccination, Aditi Agrawal

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Translational drug discovery approaches targeting the PKD1 signaling in Parkinson's disease, Muhammet Ay

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Mechanisms of communication in the filarial worm, Brugia malayi, at the mosquito vector-mammalian host interface, Lisa Marie Fraser

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The effects of exposure to the environmental neurotoxicant manganese on α-synuclein and its cell-to-cell transmission via exosomes, Dilshan Shanaka Gurunnaselage Don

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Characterization of p73 and STAT5b genes that are susceptible to manganese exposure in dopaminergic neurons, Dongsuk Kim

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The role of Fyn kinase in mediating microglial pro-inflammatory responses in Parkinson's disease, Nikhil S. Panicker

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Design and evaluation of immunogens based on gp41 membrane-proximal external region for development of a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus type 1, Saikat Banerjee

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Development of a radioimmunoassay for screening of prion diseases, Kuei-Pin Huang

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Time-course study of retinal pathology in mice infected with scrapie, Melissa Lind

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Development of gold nanoparticle-based antigen delivery platform for vaccines against HIV-1, Feng Lin

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Characterization of splice variants of human Survival Motor Neuron genes, Joonbae Seo

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Comparison of oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in cautery dehorned calves, Matthew Lloyd Stock

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The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as an alternative euthanasia method for goat kids, Isabelle C. Withrock

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Enhanced Salmonella virulence instigated by bactivorous protozoa and investigation of putative protozoan G protein-coupled receptors associated with bacterial engulfment, Matt T. Brewer

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Anatomical characterization of the porcine hoof capsule, Meghan Elizabeth Fick

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Prevention of heterologous Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) infection using an antibody-virus complex vaccine, Khushboo Hemnani

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Roles of manganese and protein kinase signaling in cell culture and animal models of prion disease, Dustin Paul Martin

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Effects of flow rate, gas type and disease status on the welfare of sucking and weaned pigs during gas euthanasia, Larry Joseph Sadler

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Deorphanization of biogenic amine-responsive G protein-coupled receptors in various model protozoa and platyhelminthes, Prince Nii Agbedanu

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Parasitic nematode ion channels: improving understanding of pharmacology and genetic composition, Samuel Buxton

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The role of glutamatergic inferior olivary teaching signals in the acquisition of conditioned eyeblinks, Andrew J. Carrel

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Neuroinflammatory mechanisms and translational approaches in environmental neurotoxicity models, Colleen Elizabeth Jeffrey

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Assessment of optic neuropathy as a result of direct and indirect injury using non- invasive functional and structural analytical tools, Kabhilan Mohan

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Electrophysiological studies to counter anthelmintic resistance: studies in somatic muscle and pharynx of A. suum, Sreekanth Puttachary

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Rac2 in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) with a focus on neutrophils, Rachel Maureen Tell

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Immunotoxicology of titanium dioxide and hydroxylated fullerenes engineered nanoparticles in fish models, Boris Jovanovic

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Directed molecular evolution of fourth-generation cephalosporin resistance in, Wellington Moore

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Characterization of functional and structural deficits in a canine model of compressive optic neuropathy using optical coherence tomography and pattern electroretinography, Richard Nzoyem Nzokwe

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The development and utilization of an in vivo RNA interference protocol to elucidate gene functions and identify potential drug targets in the filarial nematode Brugia malayi, Chuanzhe Song

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An investigation of pressure algometry and thermal sensitivity tests for assessing pain associated with a sow lameness model and calf disbudding, Kathleen Renae Tapper

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Pathogenesis and amelioration of nontyphoidal Salmonella encephalopathy in cattle infected with Salmonella enterica serovar Saintpaul, Nalee Xiong

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Investigations into the mechanisms of methamphetamine and oxygen-glucose deprivation -induced neurodegeneration: Implications for autophagy and apoptosis, Meng-hsien Lin

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The role of cerebellar nuclear GABAergic neurotransmission in eyeblink motor control, Krystal Lynn Parker

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The effects of abnormal prion protein accumulation on retinal morphology and function in sheep and cattle, Jodi D. Smith

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Effect of pre-calving diet energy content on immunologic and metabolic parameters in the transition cow, Hayley Ruth Springer

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Voltage-activated currents and their modulation in somatic muscle cells of the nematode Ascaris suum, Saurabh Verma

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Osteoarthritis: clinical evaluation and cartilage tissue engineering, Wanda June Gordon-Evans

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Neuroglobin and cytoglobin distribution patterns in human and canine eye , Jelena (Marka) Ostojić

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Arginine vasopressin and somatostatin receptors in rat astrocytes , Nasser Syed

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Phospholipid regulation by somatostatin in insulin-secreting [beta]-cells , Justin Adam Grodnitzky

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Morphological and functional studies of cells derived from post-natal neural stem cells , Eric Wilber Rowe

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Molecular mechanisms of PKC[delta] in neurotoxin-induced apoptotic death of nigral dopaminergic neurons: relevance to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease , Yongjie Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Stimulatory effect of endogenous and exogenous growth hormone secretagogues on isolated porcine somatotropes , Aleksandra Glavaski

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Mechanisms of environmental chemical-induced apoptosis in dopaminergic cells: critical roles of protein kinase C-delta and relevance to Parkinson's disease , Masashi Kitazawa

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Arginine vasopressin-induced glucagon release: interaction with glucose and cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase , Ehab A. H. Abu-Basha

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Mechanisms of somatostatin-induced paradoxical increase in insulin secretion in the presence of arginine vasopressin in clonal [beta]-cell HIT-T15 , Henrique Cheng

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Functional characterization of retina and optic nerve after acute and chronic elevation of the intraocular pressure in rats , Sinisa Grozdanic

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Synaptic transmission and plasticity in the spinal cord substantia gelatinosa: the role of GluR2, GluR5 and GluR6 glutamate receptor subunits , Dong-ho Youn

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Phosphorus utilization in domestic animals , YaHsin Joan Cheng

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Astrocytes: a driving force in brain signaling and encephalopathies , Aleksandar Jeremic

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The effects of danofloxacin and tilmicosin on peripheral neutrophils in healthy cattle, on peripheral neutrophils in cattle with induced Pasteurella haemolytica pneumonia, and on body temperature measured via radiotelemetry in cattle with induced Pasteurella haemolytica pneumonia , Virginia R. Fajt

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Characterization of [alpha]-adrenoceptor-mediated contractile responses in the isolated bovine tail artery and vein and an investigation of nerve-mediated contraction in the bovine tail artery in response to electrical field stimulation , Marina Val Ioudina

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Expression of bovine mammary gland Ca2+ATPases , Siriwan Prapong

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Evidence for and effects of a factor derived from adult rat and cow small intestine capable of reducing Cryptosporidium parvum infection in infant rats , Dhuha Akili

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Effect of the presence of the mammary gland on periparturient immunosuppression in dairy cows , Kayoko Kimura

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Mechanisms of arginine vasopressin- and oxytocin-induced glucagon release , Sirintorn Yibchokanun

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Effects of endotoxin on neonatal pig Kupffer cells , Jacqueline Kinyamu Akunda

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The central interaction of relaxin with oxytocin , Patricia Ann Heine

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Canine cardiopulmonary responses to one-lung ventilation during thoracoscopic diaphragmatic incision repair and two-lung ventilation during gasless laparoscopic diaphragmatic incision repair , Churee Pramatwinai

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Effects of [beta]-amyloid on glucose uptake by cultured hippocampal neurons , Teerasak Prapong

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Regulation of water and electrolyte metabolism during dehydration and rehydration in camels , Ali Abdullah Al-Qarawi

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Characterization of the developing facial and hypoglossal motor systems in the neonatal Brazilian opossum , Jack Jeffrey Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Mechanisms of arginine vasopressin-induced insulin secretion in RINm5F cells , Ter-Hsin Chen

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[Beta]-amyloid-mediated nitric oxide release from rat microglia by ligation of the integrin Mac-1 , Jeffrey Lee Goodwin

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An immunohistological and electron microscopic investigation of neurosecretory neuronal regeneration following hypophysial stalk transection in animals subjected to chronic intermittent salt loading , Yong-San Huang

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Utilization of fatigued and non-fatigued isolated guinea-pig papillary muscles and ventricular myocytes on the comparison of inotropic, chronotropic and intracellular calcium changes induced by monensin and digoxin , Ismail Meral

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Bradykinin-induced secretion of insulin, glucagon and somatostatin , Chi Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Experimental secondary hyperparathyroidism and the therapeutic application of vitamin D analogs , Negussie Fedessa Bussa

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Characterization of arginine vasopressin and oxytocin containing systems in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian opossum, Monodelphis domestica , Javed Iqbal

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The expression of cholecystokinin and vasopressin binding sites in the developing mammalian brain: a comparative study , Mary Cathleen Kuehl-Kovarik

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Characterization of a rat clonal [beta]-cell line, RINm5F, in a passage- and morphology-dependent manner , Bum-sup Lee

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Alpha-adrenergic influences on myometrial contractility in cycling and pregnant sows , Chih-Huan Yang

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Ca2+ signaling in porcine myometrial cells: Ca2+ channels, intracellular Ca2+ stores and guanine nucleotide-binding protein-coupled receptors , Ronghua ZhuGe

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Effects of vitamin D, dietary calcium and vitamin D restriction, pregnancy and lactation on gene expression of calcium transporting factors , Yingting Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Pharmacology of the ovine uterine artery and umbilical blood vessels: Serotonergic and α-adrenergic mechanisms , Xiangqun Hu

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Neuroligand-evoked release of excitatory neurotransmitters from cultured glial cells , Fang Liu

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Effect of dietary ethanol on atherosclerosis in rabbits , Edward F. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Influence of diet composition and training on energy utilization by greyhound skeletal muscle , Jennifer Drisko Baumhover

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Modulation of excitatory synaptic transmission in the rat spinal dorsal horn , Rok Cerne

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Characterization of the distribution and ontogeny of galanin containing systems during the development of the brain , Joel Keith Elmquist

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The effects of sprint training regimens and sodium bicarbonate loading on muscle glycolysis, lactate accumulation, acid-base balance, and performance in the racing greyhound , Lyle Duane Kesl

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Biochemical composition of the spermatozoal plasma membrane in normal and heat-stressed boars , Gary Carl Althouse

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Regeneration of neurosecretory axons into intrahypothalamic grafts of neural lobe, sciatic nerve, and optic nerve: a neurophysin-immunohistochemical, HRP-histochemical, and fine structural study , Mohammed Ouassat

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Release of endogenous amino acids with putative neurotransmitter function from the rat spinal dorsal horn in vitro--modulation by neuropeptides , Ivan Kangrga

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Ovine maternal and fetal cardiovascular effects of the serotonergic agonist R(-)-2,5-dimethoxy-4-methyl-amphetamine and characterization of serotonergic receptors in the ovine uterine and umbilical vessels , Lubo Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Pharmacological studies on STb heat-stable enterotoxin in pig and rat jejunum , Bruce Neil Kunkle

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Voltage sensitive Ca2+ conductances mediating modulatory effects of neuropeptides in rat spinal dorsal horn neurons , Pan Dong Ryu

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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A neuroanatomical study of connections between cardiovascular control centers in the medulla and spinal cord of the rat , David Conrad Paul Baker

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The use of eosin B to assess the viability and developmental potential of rat embryos , Michael Patrick Dooley

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Angioarchitecture of the nasal cavity and the carotid rete-cavernous sinus complex and their functional significance in the camel (Camelus dromedarius) , Hadhoum Zguigal

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Assessment of the cardiopulmonary functions during total hip arthroplasty in the dog , Ayaad Wassef Assaad

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Cardio-pulmonary effects of inhaled solvents: computer assisted measurement and analysis , Michael James Alan Engwall

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Prevention of parturient paresis (milk fever) in dairy cows , Jesse Paul Goff

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The relationship between in vivo heterospermic fertility and in vitro tests of seminal quality , Diane G. Hammitt

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Production and bioassay of an endogenous myocardial depressant , Wayne Hillery Terry

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Morphologic studies of the carotid rete-cavernous sinus complex and its functional significance in sheep and goat , Wael Abdul Hameed Khamas

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Pharmacology of neuronal elements in the cat spinal dorsal horn , Srdija Jeftinija

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The in vitro effects of Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin on porcine small intestine , Wara Panichkriangkrai

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Canine estrus suppression with mibolerone delivered by an intravaginal device , Keith Edward Magoon

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Neuropeptides and excitability of mammalian spinal neurons , Vjekoslav Miletić