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Apoptosis is a specific form of cell death that is important for normal development and tissue homeostasis. Caspases are critical executioners of apoptosis, and living cells prevent their inappropriate activation through inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs). In Drosophila, caspase activation depends on the IAP antagonists, Reaper (Rpr), Head involution(More)
A 27,690-bp gene cluster involved in the degradation of the plant alkaloid nicotine was characterized from the plasmid pAO1 of Arthrobacter nicotinovorans. The genes of the heterotrimeric, molybdopterin cofactor (MoCo)-, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-, and [Fe-S] cluster-dependent 6-hydroxypseudooxynicotine (ketone) dehydrogenase (KDH) were identified(More)
In mammals, betaine of the mitochondrial matrix is used in the cytosol by betaine-homocysteine S-methyltransferase for methionine synthesis. The resulting dimethylglycine is shuttled back into the mitochondrial matrix for further degradation. Nanospray tandem mass spectrometry and N-terminal amino acid sequencing of microtubule-associated proteins from rat(More)
Baida and Van Labeke recently proposed a structure that exhibits a supertransmission of light through an array of nanometric coaxial apertures in a metallic film that has been named an annular aperture array (AAA) [Opt. Commun. 209, 17 (2002); Phys. Rev. B 67, 155314 (2003); J. Microsc. 213, 140 (2003)]. We present the first experimental study, to our(More)
Turbo codes interleaver logic is analyzed in Digital Magnetic Recording (DMR) Partial Response (PR) channels environment. The performances of turbo encoding/decoding process are estimated, in the presence of appropriate DMR noise, generally a particulate noise, manifested as burst errors of various intensities and dimensions. Depending of interleaver, turbo(More)
Here, we report a novel mechanism of proteasome inhibition mediated by Thiostrepton (Thsp), which interacts covalently with Rpt subunits of the 19S proteasome and proteasome substrates. We identified Thsp in a cell-based high-throughput screen using a fluorescent reporter sensitive to degradation by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Thiostrepton behaves as(More)
In this paper we will analyze the influence of using Low Density Parity Check LDPC codes in different channels environment. The performances of LDPC codes are estimated in several scenarios. The simulation software gives us the possibilities to choose between different communications channels according to the encoding matrix used. Also we can adjust a(More)
Identification of central nervous system (CNS) molecules elucidates normal and pathological brain function. Tumor differentiation factor (TDF) is a recently-found protein secreted by the pituitary into the blood. TDF mRNA was detected in brain; not heart, placenta, lung, liver, skeletal muscle, or pancreas. However, TDF has an unclear function. It is not(More)
This current research is to develop automated solver selection capabilities necessary to achieve a "simulation backbone" in which domain experts can plug in simulation solvers they have developed and have these automatically available for use to designers and researchers whose simulation requirements take them into that discipline. The ultimate goal is a(More)
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