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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. A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Dissolution of Asphaltene Model Compounds in Supercritical Fluids

    by Javaheri, Ali

    The demand for a new solvent to treat oilsands was behind the purpose of this project; molecular dynamics simulation was...

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  2. Molecular insights into SERCA regulation by endogenous peptide modulators

    by Gorski, Przemyslaw A

    In human cells, oscillations in calcium concentration serve as a mechanism for controlling a variety of physiological processes...

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  3. Molecular insights into the disease-causing mechanisms of human phospholamban mutations

    by Ceholski, Delaine K

    The movement of calcium across sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membranes is essential in the contraction-relaxation cycle of...

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  4. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Regulation of Protein Phosphatase-1c by the Apoptotic Stimulating Proteins of p53

    by Arnold, Tamara D.

    Protein phosphatase-1c (PP-1c) is a ubiquitous serine/threonine protein phosphatase regulated in part by association with...

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  5. Molecular regulation and endogenous expression of CRTh2 in in vitro differentiated CRTh2+ Th2 cells

    by MacLean, Emily Iris

    Allergic inflammation is mediated by T helper 2 (Th2) cells. Chemoattractant receptor homologous molecule expressed on Th2...

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  6. Molecular Regulation and Function of the Protein Tyrosine Kinase Pyk2 in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes

    by Cheung, Samuel MS

    Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) play a critical role in immune surveillance and elimination of virus-infected and malignant...

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  7. Molecular separations using nanostructured porous thin films fabricated by glancing angle deposition

    by Bezuidenhout, Louis Wentzel

    Biomolecular separation techniques are an enabling technology that indirectly influence many aspects of our lives. Advances...

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  8. Molecular simulation of the wetting of selected solvents on sand and clay surfaces

    by Ni, Xiao

    Molecular dynamics simulation and density functional theory were applied to calculate heats of immersion (ΔHimm) of n-heptane,...

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  9. Molecular Studies on the RelA-Mediated (p)ppGpp Synthesis Mechanism

    by Payoe, Roshani

    In Escherichia coli, the enzyme RelA catalyses the synthesis of (p)ppGpp in response to amino acid starvation. RelA activation...

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  10. Molybdenum Cofactor Insertion in Escherichia coli Dimethyl Sulfoxide Reductase

    by Tang, Huipo

    Molybdenum is a metal present in all forms of life. Most commonly, it forms the molybdenum cofactor (Moco) in the active...

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  11. Monitor of the Beholder: Identification of Personal Characteristics in Online Text

    by Saleh, Jamal

    Online communication has spread into myriad forms in the new millennium, providing more opportunity for misinformation and...

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  12. Monitoring the effects of climate change in the Tropical Dry Forest of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve

    by Yamanaka Ocampo, JM

    Tropical dry forests are among the most exploited and less conserved of large tropical ecosystems. This study shows advanced...

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  13. Monitoring year-to-year variability in dry mixed-grass prairie yield using multi-sensor remote sensing

    by Wehlage, Donald C.

    The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and harvested biomass were compared to assess rangeland productivity (above-ground...

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  14. Monstruosité et identités littéraires : une étude sur les littératures antillaise et québécoise

    by Guyot, Adrien

    For some nations or communities, the construction of an identity proves more subtle than for others. As far as former colonies...

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  15. Monte Carlo Sampling and Regret Minimization for Equilibrium Computation and Decision-Making in Large Extensive Form Games

    by Lanctot, Marc

    In this thesis, we investigate the problem of decision-making in large two-player zero-sum games using Monte Carlo sampling...

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  16. Moral Virtues Require Intellectual Virtues: A Case for Intellectual Virtues in Ethics

    by Contreiras, Andrew

    Moral virtues need intellectual virtues. I support this claims by (1) proposing a response in terms of intellectual virtues...

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  17. More Than Generalists: Towards an Identity as a Beginning Elementary Literacy Teacher

    by Teske, Julie M

    Elementary teachers are known to be primarily responsible for the literacy of children, being termed “custodians” of literacy....

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  18. More than Meets the Eye: Immigrant and Refugee Adjustment, Education, and Acculturation in Canada

    by Georgis, Rebecca

    How well immigrants and refugees adjust to Canadian society is critical for their well-being and integration. Using an acculturation...

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  19. Morphological plasticity of barnacle feeding legs and penises

    by Neufeld, Chris

    One important source of phenotypic variation on which natural selection can act is developmental plasticity (the capacity...

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  20. Morphological therapy protocol

    by Nault, Karin

    Investigations of morphological impairment in aphasia have revealed that patients may retain knowledge of a word’s morphological...

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