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Watson, Elizabeth Ann

Works: 6 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 21 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F864.Y8, 920
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Ann Watson
Sketch of the life of George C. Yount by Elizabeth Ann Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 1915 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VGF: A regulator of energy and glucose homeostasis. Understanding VGF's mechanism of action in modulating autonomic homeostasis by Elizabeth Ann Watson( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work addressed the involvement of the secreted neuronal polypeptide VGF in regulating autonomic homeostasis. Two separate studies were designed to examine the effect of VGF ablation has on glucose tolerance and/or insulin sensitivity in several transgenic mouse models of obesity to elucidate the mechanism (s) for the lean phenotype of VGF deficient mice. First, we showed that Vgf-/Vgf- mice have a higher rate of glucose uptake and/or utilization as well as increased insulin sensitivity in comparison to wild type mice. Furthermore, we established that VGF is required for the development of hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in mice with disruptive melanocortin signaling, which suggests that VGF functions downstream and/or independent of the melanocortin system to control glucose and energy balance. In the second study, we demonstrated that an intact sympathetic nervous system is required for smaller adipocytes and decreased glycogen stores in the mutant mouse. The changes in expression of several critical genes in adipose tissues of Vgf-/Vgf- mice are consistent with the sympathetic-induced physiological roles of these tissues in optimizing energy utilization and decreasing fat accumulation. These studies suggest that VGF may modulate diet-induced thermogenesis by dampening sympathetic outflow to peripheral tissues
Experiments on decision making and auctions by Elizabeth Ann Watson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental economics is often called upon to inform theory and aid in explaining real world behavior. As such it is important to carefully design laboratory experiments to test the validity of new theories and to re-examine results that demonstrate robust anomalies of classic theory. My first aim is to design an experiment that will allow me to test the propensity of subjects to use Case-Based Decision Theory (from now on referred to as CBDT). I carefully design a setting in which the predicted choices of CBDT are deterministic and unique to CBDT (i.e. different from the predicted choices of other relevant decision making processes). I examine how well CBDT organizes subject choices when subjects are asked to make thirty independent decisions each with a fixed and given history. I find that some subjects do appear to be using the information given to them in the form of Case-Based Decision making. My second goal is to revisit traditional first-price private values auction experiments with the idea of making the price-probability trade-off, the central consideration in auctions, more salient to subjects. I approach this in two different ways. First, I use a custom-designed graphical interface which displays all results both visually and numerically. In this treatment I find that subjects bid more aggressively than predicted by risk-neutral Bayes-Nash equilibrium. Second, I restructure the presentation of the idiosyncratic reservation value. Subjects are now engaging in some economic behavior and earning their total consumer surplus each period. This differs from traditional first-price private values auction experiments in which subjects only earn a payoff if they win the auction. Here I observe that market prices in a sealed-bid implementation are significantly lower than those reported using the standard auction set-up
Production and characterisation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against the transcription factor NF-kB and its inhibitor I-kB by Elizabeth Ann Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Increase in conditioned preferences for flavors associated with fat in rats by manipulations of dietary nutrients by Elizabeth Ann Watson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerns of youth in southern Humboldt County by Lewis Jay Lester( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.53 for VGF: A reg ... to 0.79 for Sketch of ...)

Associated Subjects
English (10)