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Gene expression: from precursor to mature neuron

Uwe Ernsberger

in Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509981
eISBN:
9780191723810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter begins with a discussion of promoter analysis for the study of neuron-specific regulatory elements. It then discusses the regulation of neuronal gene expression by the neuron-restrictive ... More


The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

Woody Register

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167320
eISBN:
9780199849710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the “boy-wonder” of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment ... More


1880–1914

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

A late 19th and early 20th century ‘corporate lag’ has been identified as a cause of Britain's 20th century economic ‘decline’. However, the number of publicly traded companies increased ... More


1914–1939

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Pre-World War I momentum in favour of diffusion of share ownership was sustained up to 1939. On the sell side, pressure to pay dividends, generational considerations, the periodic availability of ... More


Galli-Curci Comes to Town: The Prima Donna’s Presence in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Alexandra Wilson

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates how the advent of commercial recordings detached voices from singers, and it explores the profound impact of this new technology on the ways in which the arts of the prima ... More


Becoming Fad-Proof

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every institutional fad has boosters promoting its adoption. They promise change, transformation, progress, solutions to annoying problems, perhaps something approaching perfection. Some of these ... More


Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Brain Aromatase Expression

Nobuhiro Harada and Shin-ichiro Honda

in Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Aromatase is expressed not only in gonadal tissues but also in nongonadal tissues including the brain, and participates in various tissue-specific functions through local production of estrogens. To ... More


The Illusion of Diffusion

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Genuine people do not feel they need to pay much attention to fads. They learn to dismiss fads as trivial, silly, and inconsequential. People tend to pick examples of young people playing: fad toys, ... More


The Fad Cycle: Emerging

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every institutional fad proffers the hope of progress, intending to make things better by solving some problem that plagues the people involved in an institution. But institutional fads extend among ... More


Before 1619

Peter C. Mancall

in Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before 1619, the English failed time and again in their efforts to establish colonies in the Western Hemisphere. But, despite the disappointments and loss of capital and human life, a group of ... More


Conclusion

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.14
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes by showing how Birmingham's promoters confronted problems of race and class relations directly when they articulated the vision of the city they hoped to create. They assured ... More


The Creation of Birmingham and the Problem of Labor

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how promoters and employers addressed the problem of labor by embracing an ideology that became a standard against which citizens of the community measured the reality they ... More


Variation and adaptation

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0254
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the different ways by which mutation can introduce variation in a genome and how genome-wide polymorphisms can be analysed to identify selective agents in the wild. ... More


The Place of the Mountain State on the Road Traveled by the Big Bands

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the connection between the jazz bands and their New York-based managers and entrepreneurs in the Mountain State who organized and promoted dances. It discusses the role of ... More


Let’s Hit the Motor-Camping Trail: The Automobile Transforms Camping

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to the appearance of the single most significant technological innovation in the history of camping—the inexpensive automobile. By the 1920s, millions of Americans, from Henry Ford ... More


What the Securities Act Got Right

Paul G. Mahoney

in Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226236513
eISBN:
9780226236650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236650.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Securities Act as drafted did not contemplate or require disclosure of “all material facts.” Instead, if focused on disclosure of the financial interests of underwriters, promoters, corporate ... More


Diversification into the Industrial Sector, 1895-1901

Gordon Boyce

in The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter follows the diversification of the Furness Group into the industrial sector between 1895 and 1901, as it accumulated coal, steel, engineering, and shipbuilding firms. This period saw a ... More


Catalysis by Ag and Metal Nanoparticles

Tadaaki Tani

in Silver Nanoparticles: From Silver Halide Photography to Plasmonics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198714606
eISBN:
9780191782862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714606.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Metal nanoparticles acting as catalysts are classified into two types (homogeneous and heterogeneous) and characterized. The roles and mechanisms of metal nanoparticles as catalysts and promoters for ... More


Architectural organization of the genome

John C. Lucchesi

in Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene Function: With implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198831204
eISBN:
9780191869266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831204.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the nucleus, chromosomes occupy particular positions (territories) based on their size and gene content. Within each territory, chromosomes are subdivided into loops that contain mostly active or ... More


Nuclear reprogramming and induced pluripotency

John C. Lucchesi

in Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene Function: With implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198831204
eISBN:
9780191869266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831204.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Four core transcription factors known to maintain the pluripotent state in embryonic stem cells (ESCs)—Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc—were used to induce pluripotent stem cells in adult-derived ... More


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