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In an attempt to elucidate the physiological function(s) of the Ras-related Rap proteins, we used the yeast two-hybrid system and isolated a cDNA encoding a protein that interacts with both Rap1 and Rap2, but not with Ras; the use of Rap2 mutants showed that this interaction is characteristic of a potential Rap effector. This protein was identified as(More)
T-cell activation is a crucial step in mounting of the immune response. The dynamics of T-cell receptor (TCR) specific recognition of peptide presented by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule decides the fate of the T cell. Several biochemical interactions interfere resulting in a highly complex mechanism that would be difficult to understand(More)
Hyperprolactinemia is a major cause of anovulation and female infertility. However, we found 22 hyperprolactinemic patients with preserved ovarian function as assessed by midluteal plasma progesterone levels greater than 7 ng/ml. We performed a gel chromatography on the plasma of six of those patients to study the circulating pattern of prolactin (PRL). In(More)
The respective contribution of fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass to body weight (Wgt) is a relevant indicator of risk for major public health issues. In an earlier study, a Bayesian Network (BN) was designed to predict FFM from a DXA database (1999-2004 NHANES, n = 10,402) with easily accessible variables [sex, age, Wgt, and height (Hgt)]. The objective of(More)
The relative contributions of fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) to body weight are key indicators for several major public health issues. Predictive models could offer new insights into body composition analysis. A non-parametric equation derived from a probabilistic Bayesian network (BN) was established by including sex, age, body weight and height. We(More)
The immune mechanisms which determine the infection duration induced by pathogens targeting pulmonary macrophages are poorly known. To explore the impact of such pathogens, it is indispensable to integrate the various immune mechanisms and to take into account the variability in pathogen virulence and host susceptibility. In this context, mathematical(More)
Salmonella carriage and cutaneous contamination of pigs at slaughter are a major risk for carcass contamination. They depend on Salmonella prevalence at farm, but also on transmission and skin soiling among pigs during their journey from farm to slaughterhouse. To better understand and potentially control what influences Salmonella transmission within a pig(More)
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