Claudio Castellanos Sánchez

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Functional genomics approaches, which use combined computational and expression-based analyses of large amounts of sequence information, are emerging as powerful tools to accelerate the comprehensive understanding of cellular metabolism in specialized tissues and whole organisms. As part of an ongoing effort to identify genes of essential oil (monoterpene)(More)
The Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) domain, originally identified as a 75-aa sequence present in numerous Krüppel-type zinc-finger proteins, is a potent DNA-binding-dependent transcriptional repression domain that is believed to function through interaction with the transcriptional intermediary factor 1 (TIF1) beta. On the basis of sequence comparison and(More)
Modeling visual perception of motion by connectionist networks offers various areas of research for the development of real-time models of dynamic perception-action. In this paper we present the bases of a bio-inspired connectionist approach that is part of our development of neural networks applied to autonomous robotics. Our model of visual perception of(More)
The Drosophila bonus (bon) gene encodes a homolog of the vertebrate TIF1 transcriptional cofactors. bon is required for male viability, molting, and numerous events in metamorphosis including leg elongation, bristle development, and pigmentation. Most of these processes are associated with genes that have been implicated in the ecdysone pathway, a nuclear(More)
Gossypol is a natural disesquiterpene that blocks the activity of the mammalian facilitative hexose transporter GLUT1. In human HL-60 cells, which express GLUT1, Chinese hamster ovary cells overexpressing GLUT1, and human erythrocytes, gossypol inhibited hexose transport in a concentration-dependent fashion, indicating that blocking of GLUT1 activity is(More)
Visual motion provides useful information to understand the dynamics of a scene to allow intelligent systems interact with their environment. Motion computation is usually restricted by real time requirements that need the design and implementation of specific hardware architectures. In this paper, the design of hardware architecture for a bio-inspired(More)
The Serratia marcescens N28b wbbL gene has been shown to complement the rfb-50 mutation of Escherichia coli K-12 derivatives, and a wbbL mutant has been shown to be impaired in O4-antigen biosynthesis (X. Rubirés, F. Saigí, N. Piqué, N. Climent, S. Merino, S. Albertí, J. M. Tomás, and M. Regué, J. Bacteriol. 179:7581-7586, 1997). We analyzed a recombinant(More)
Mouse L5178Y strain LY-S and its parental strain LY-R differ in their comparative sensitivities to the cytotoxic effects of various mutagenic agents--i.e., strain LY-S has been found to be more sensitive, less sensitive, or similarly sensitive to individual agents in comparison to strain LY-R. Nevertheless, strain LY-S has been found to be uniformly less(More)