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  • From the Trias of Colorado, Scudder has described cockroaches intermediate between their Carboniferous precursors and their present-day descendants, while the existence of endopterygotous Hexapods is shown by the remains of Coleoptera of several families.

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  • Count Litzow in The Life and Times of Master John Hus (London and New York, 1909), pp. 5-9, gives a good abstract of the Defensor pacis and the relations of Marsilius to other precursors of the Reformation.

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  • Other precursors of the modern school were the poet and philologist Francis Verseghy, whose works extend to nearly forty volumes; the gifted didactic prose writer, Joseph 'Carman; the metrical rhymster, Gideon Raday; the lyric poets, Ssentjebi Szabo, Janos Bacsanyi, and the short-lived Gabriel Dayka, whose posthumous " Verses " were published in 1813 by Kazinczy.

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  • In the physiological process of intestinal digestion, the precursors of such fats are split up into these two radicles.

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  • His only important precursors in serious poetry were Ennius and Lucilius, and, though he derived from the first of these an impulse to shape the Latin tongue into a fitting vehicle for the expression of elevated emotion and imaginative conception, he could find in neither a guide to follow in the task he set before himself.

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  • It causes heme biosynthesis to decrease, preventing the further accumulation of heme precursors.

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  • De Donder, of course, had precursors, especially in the French thermodynamics school of Pierre Duhem.

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  • This sleep aid is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan and a precursors of melatonin.

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  • Casual gamers of today are the precursors to this, and they will become far more powerful in the eyes of the industry.

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  • However if these conduct disturbances persist and worsen, they should be taken seriously as precursors to more serious problems.

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  • Owing to a defect in one of the enzymes of the heme biosynthesis pathway, protoporphyrins or porphyrins (heme precursors) are prevented from proceeding further along the pathway.

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  • These precursors accumulate at the stage of the enzyme defect, causing an array of physical symptoms in an affected child.

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  • Specific symptoms depend on the point at which heme biosynthesis is blocked and which precursors accumulate.

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  • As a result, larger quantities of heme precursors are fed into the biosynthesis pathway to step up heme production.

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  • Whether heme precursors occur in the blood, urine, or stool gives some indication of the type of porphyria, but more detailed biochemical testing is required to determine their exact identity.

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  • Other biochemical tests rely on the fact that heme precursors become less soluble in water (able to be dissolved in water) as they progress further through the heme biosynthesis pathway.

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  • Hematin seems to work by signaling the pathway of heme biosynthesis to slow production of precursors.

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  • The drug cholestyramine may reduce the skin's sensitivity to sunlight as well as the accumulated heme precursors in the liver.

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  • Other diets that have been tried with varying success include dietary supplementation with plasmalogen precursors to increase plasmalogen levels and with cholic acid to normalize bile acids.

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  • Prohormones are precursors to hormones, or substances that are made into hormones.

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  • First, high fat diets have been associated with heart disease and its precursors, such as elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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  • Although reality programming has reached fever pitch in recent years, it's worth taking a closer look at some of the precursors to today's programming.

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  • It has been customary for Protestant writers to represent the mystics of Germany and Holland as precursors of the Reformation.

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  • Who these were we cannot say; but the probability is that they too came from the north, and were precursors of the later "Hellenes."

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  • This represents the second advent as heralded by a succession of signs which are unmistakable precursors of its appearance, such as wars, earthquakes, famines, the destruction of Jerusalem and the like.

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  • The work which in his own opinion was his greatest, Johann von Wiclif and die Vorgeschichte der Reformation (2 vols., 1873), appeared in English with the title John Wiclif and his English Precursors (1878, new ed., 1884).

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  • But the insistence with which Lucretius returns to the subject, and the horror with which he recalls the effects of such abnormal phenomena, suggest that he himself may have been liable to such hallucinations, which are said to be consistent with perfect sanity, though they may be the precursors either of madness or of a state of despair and melancholy.

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  • This blind dualism found its natural consequence in the revolt of the Renaissance thinkers, Bruno and Paracelsus, who asserted the unity of mind and matter in all existence and were the precursors of the more intelligent monism of Leibnitz and the scientific metaphysics of his successors.

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  • The Greek Cynics (see Cynics) played a great part in the history of Asceticism, and they were so much the precursors of the Christian hermits that descriptions of them in profane literature have been mistaken for pictures of early monasticism.

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  • In almost all climes the tortoise and the frog are among the precursors and heralds of this season, and birds fly with song and glancing plumage, and plants spring and bloom, and winds blow, to correct this slight oscillation of the poles and preserve the equilibrium of nature.

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  • The bone marrow makes stem cells, which are the precursors of the different blood cells.

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  • The general results of the last fifty years of the first period (130 to 80) may be thus summed up. In poetry we have the satires of Lucilius, the tragedies of Accius and of a few successors among the Roman aristocracy, who thus exemplified the affinity of the Roman stage to Roman oratory; various annalistic poems intended to serve as continuations of the great poem of Ennius; minor poems of an epigrammatic and erotic character, unimportant anticipations of the Alexandrian tendency operative in the following period; works of criticism in trochaic tetrameters by Porcius Licinus and others, forming part of the critical and grammatical movement which almost from the first accompanied the creative movement in Latin literature, and which may be regarded as rude precursors of the didactic epistles that Horace devoted to literary criticism.

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  • The scholars of these times are the natural precursors of the earliest representatives of the Revival of Learning in the West.

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  • Flowers, whether for their own sake or as the necessary precursors of the fruit and seed, are objects of the greatest concern to the gardener.

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  • Pruning is a very important operation in the fruit garden, its object being twofold - (i) to give form to the tree, and (2) to induce the free production of flower buds as the precursors of a plentiful crop of fruit.

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  • These have no date; but they are the earliest tracts issued from his press, and are called by him "Precursors of the Greek Library."

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  • Hence, while Godwin thoroughly approved of the philosophic schemes of the precursors of the Revolution, he was as far removed as Burke himself from agreeing with the way in which they were carried out.

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  • It is therefore part of the present inquiry to pass in review some of the claimants to be considered precursors of the Renaissance.

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  • Thus Campanella, though neither an original nor a systematic thinker, is among the precursors, on the one hand, of modern empirical science, and on the other of Descartes and Spinoza.

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  • The tragedy of Lucrece Borgia, coequal in beauty and power with its three precursors, followed next year in the humbler garb of prose; but the prose of Victor Hugo stands higher on the record of poetry than the verse of any lesser dramatist or poet.

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  • It is the crowning merit of the ever amiable and courteous tsar Alexius that he discovered so many great men (like Nikon, Orduin, Matvyeev, the best of Peter's precursors) and suitably employed them.

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  • He had, indeed, precursors and co-operators.

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  • First, how do liver precursors adopt their specific fate within the foregut endoderm?

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  • For example, precursors of SREBP (sterol response element binding protein) transcription factors are integral proteins embedded in endoplasmic reticulum membranes.

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  • Even the earliest Greek philosophers have routinely been seen as struggling precursors of the enlightenment ideal.

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  • But previous stage treatments have appeared intent on presenting his tales merely as more explicit medieval precursors of the Carry On romps.

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  • A particular interest is the population of cells called oligodendrocyte precursors.

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  • The medieval burgesses and the small peasant proprietors were the precursors of the modern bourgeoisie.

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  • However, we have now extended these studies to use retroviral gene transfer methods to stably transduce macrophage precursors with these DNA constructs.

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  • These texts were the precursors of spherical trigonometry, which became vital to astronomy.

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