Ariel Weisberg

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Fine-grained, record-oriented write-ahead logging, as exemplified by systems like ARIES, has been the gold standard for relational database recovery. In this paper, we show that in modern high-throughput transaction processing systems, this is no longer the optimal way to recover a database system. In particular, as transaction throughputs get higher,(More)
Based on two criteria, the tightness of packing of myosin rods within the backbone of the filament and the degree of order of the myosin heads, thick filaments isolated from a control group of rat hearts had three different structures. Two of the structures of thick filaments had ordered myosin heads and were distinguishable from each other by the(More)
Several of the contractile proteins of the heart can be phosphorylated, but in studies with isolated proteins only phosphorylation of the inhibitory subunit of troponin (TnI) produces a major change in the properties of the contractile system. As TnI is phosphorylated, the concentration of calcium required for activation of contraction is increased.(More)
In addition to the contractile proteins actin and myosin, contractile filaments of striated muscle contain other proteins that are important for regulating the structure and the interaction of the two force-generating proteins. In the thin filaments, troponin and tropomyosin form a Ca-sensitive trigger that activates normal contraction when intracellular Ca(More)
In hyperpermeable cardiac cells, in which the surface membrane has been made highly permeable to small molecules and ions, resting tension increases when the concentration of ATP falls below 200 microM. Peak resting tension occurs in 10 microM ATP and equals 60% of maximum Ca-activated force in 5 mM ATP. The mitochondria in hyperpermeable cells can maintain(More)
We studied papillary muscle mechanics and energetics, myosin phenotype, and ATPase activities in left ventricles from rats bearing a growth hormone (GH)--secreting tumor. 18 wk after tumor induction, animals exhibited a dramatic increase in body weight (+101% vs. controls) but no change in the ventricular weight/body weight ratio. The maximum isometric(More)
Coronary vascular endothelial cells release substances into the coronary circulation that modify the contractile system of cardiac myocytes, and cardiac myocytes may release factors that modulate the secretion of cardioregulatory substances by endothelial cells. This regulatory loop is sensitive to the rate of coronary flow and tissue oxygen tension. In the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if endothelial cells in the heart release substances into the coronary perfusion medium that modify the contractility of myocardial cells. To assay the effects on the contractility of cardiac muscle of fluid that has passed through the coronary vasculature, a new method has been developed based on the cascade principle(More)
cDNA clones encoding mouse skeletal muscle nebulin were expressed in Escherichia coli as thioredoxin fusion proteins and purified in the presence of 6 M urea. These fragments, called 7a and 8c, contain 28 and 19 of the weakly repeating approximately 35-residue nebulin modules, respectively. The nebulin fragments are soluble at extremely high pH, but(More)