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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Modification of the Stress-Strain Curve for High-Strength Line Pipe Steel

    by Jonsson, Katherine M.

    This thesis presents work performed to improve the work hardening behaviour of an X80 microalloyed steel through various...

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  2. Modifiers of P-element-dependent silencing in Drosophila melanogaster.

    by McCracken, Allen TM

    If all cells in a multicellular organism contain exactly the same genetic information, the question arises of how tissue...

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    by Anwar-Mohamed, Anwar Gamal Abd El-Naser

    Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) ligands and heavy metals are environmental co-contaminants and their molecular interaction...

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  4. Modulation of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulated-Genes by Mercury

    by Amara, Issa

    Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) ligands such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and metals, such as mercury (Hg),...

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  5. Modulation of dendritic excitability

    by Hamilton, Trevor

    The computational ability of principal neurons and interneurons in the brain and their ability to work together in concert...

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  6. Modulation of Disabled-1 Activity by Alternative Splicing

    by Gao, Zhihua

    The Reelin-Disabled-1 (Dab1) signaling pathway plays a key role in regulating neuronal positioning and synaptic plasticity....

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    by Samrat, Subodh Kr

    The hepatitis C virus leads to chronic infection in the majority of infected individuals; however, in a minority of patients,...

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  8. Modulation of Spontaneous Neural Network Bursting in Newborn Rat Brain Slices by Extracellular Calcium, Methylxanthines, and Opioids

    by Kantor, Chase M

    Spontaneous neuronal bursting appears to be pivotal for brain maturation. This thesis studied such synchronized neural network...

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  9. Molecular and cellular analysis of skeletal muscle and neuronal development in a necdin-null mouse model of Prader-Willi syndrome

    by Bush, Jason Russell

    Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a recurrent microdeletion syndrome characterized by severe obesity, hyperphagia, hypotonia,...

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  10. Molecular and functional bases of coordination in early branching metazoans – insights from physiology and investigations of potassium channels in the Porifera

    by Tompkins MacDonald, Gabrielle Jean

    Sponges are filter feeders that lack nerves and muscle but are nonetheless able to respond to changes in the ambient environment...

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  11. Molecular and functional characterization of sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase of plants

    by Chen, Xue

    sn-Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) catalyzes the acylation of sn-1 position of sn-glycerol-3-phosphate to produce...

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  12. Molecular and phenotypic characterization of Cecr2 mouse models: implications for the role of mesenchymal/epithelial regulation in neural tube and renal development

    by Fairbridge, Nicholas, A

    Embryogenesis is a crucial process during mammalian development that relies on a wide variety of genetic and epigenetic regulatory...

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  13. A molecular assessment of range expansion of the northern or virile crayfish (Orconectes virilis), crayfish-based community co-structure, and phylogeny of crayfish-affiliated symbionts

    by Williams, Bronwyn W.

    Geographical limits of a species’ range are determined in part by the environmental tolerances of that species, and also...

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  14. Molecular basis of TopBP1 BRCT domain interactions in the DNA damage response

    by Leung, Charles

    Topoisomerase II-beta binding protein 1 (TopBP1) is a critical regulatory protein that integrates diverse signals in the...

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  15. Molecular basis of ubiquitin chain synthesis and recognition

    by Markin, Craig J

    K63-linked polyubiquitin is synthesized by the E2 Ubc13, and plays non-degradative roles in immunity and the DNA damage response,...

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  16. Molecular characterization of the tumor/metastasis suppressor activity of plakoglobin

    by Aktary, Zackie M

    Plakoglobin (γ-catenin) is a member of the Armadillo family of proteins and a homolog of β-catenin with similar dual adhesive...

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  17. A molecular dynamics modeling study on the mechanical behavior of nano-twinned Cu and relevant issues

    by Yue, Lei

    As a candidate for dynamic electric contacts, Nano-twinned copper has intrinsic conductivity and enhanced fretting resistance....

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  18. A molecular dynamics simulation study on Bauschinger’s effect in nano-scaled Cu systems with and without interfaces

    by Zhu, Di

    Employing the molecular dynamics simulation method, we investigated the responses of nano-scaled Cu systems, including single...

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  19. A molecular dynamics simulation study on the deformation behavior for nanotwinned polycrystalline copper

    by Marchenko, Arina

    Present research is focused on the mechanical behavior of nanoscale copper with growth twins. Atomistic calculation (Molecular...

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  20. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polyethylenimine Mediated Nucleic Acid Complexation with Implications for Non-viral Gene Delivery

    by Sun, Chongbo

    Gene therapy is a promising therapeutic technique that involves delivering nucleic acids into cells. Polycations have evolved...

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