Learn More
Cell polarity and cell proliferation can be coupled in animal tissues, but how they are coupled is not understood. In Drosophila imaginal discs, loss of the neoplastic tumor suppressor gene scribble (scrib), which encodes a multidomain scaffolding protein, disrupts epithelial organization and also causes unchecked proliferation. Using an allelic series of(More)
Clozapine is an effective atypical antipsychotic that has high affinity for serotonin type 6 receptors (5HT6). We tested the hypothesis that clinical response to clozapine in patients refractory to typical antipsychotic treatment is related to the genetic variant (C267T) of the 5HT6 receptors. Ninety-nine schizophrenic patients with a history of(More)
Time-resolved excited-state absorption intensities after direct two-photon excitation of the carotenoid S(1) state are reported for light-harvesting complexes of purple bacteria. Direct excitation of the carotenoid S(1) state enables the measurement of subsequent dynamics on a fs time scale without interference from higher excited states, such as the(More)
The serotonin hypothesis in schizophrenia had regained interest with the superior efficacy of clozapine in the refractory schizophrenic patients. Among the serotonin receptors, the serotonin 2A (5HT2A) receptor subtype is the most widely studied. Previous studies on the association between a silent mutation polymorphism of the 5HT2A gene (102T/C) and(More)
Oligonucleotide-directed site-specific mutagenesis was applied to alter the cleavage site in the signal peptide of the major outer membrane lipoprotein of Escherichia coli. Replacing the glycine residue at the cleavage site with an alanine residue did not affect the processing of the signal peptide. However, when the same cleavage site was constructed by(More)
Classic thermal management solutions are becoming inadequate and there is an increasing need for fundamentally new approaches. Electrohydrodynamic ionic wind pumps, also known as electrostatic fluid accelerators (EFA), have the potential for becoming a critical element in electronics thermal management solutions. As the EFA field continues to evolve,(More)
The anticipation phenomenon is an important aspect in several genetic disorders in which the age at onset (AAO) decreases and the severity of illness increases in successive generations. This phenomenon has been reported in several schizophrenic family studies, and expanded repeat mutations are implicated. In the present study, we investigate the(More)
A layout style for double-layer metal standard cell design is described. Based on this particular style, an automatic layout system (ALPS2) is developed. It mixes state of the art placement and routing techniques in different stages of the layout process, which deviates from the traditional place-first-then-route strategy, and produces efficient results.(More)
  • 1