Daniel A. Sierra

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In this work, we performed the rational design of a cationic antimicrobial peptide, GIBIMPY4, using the software DEPRAMPs developed at the GIBIM research group. GIBIMPY4 has a length of 17 amino acids, it is amphipathic, its structure is α-helix and it has a net charge of (+5). Solid-phase peptide synthesis was performed using the Fmoc strategy in acid(More)
A comprehensive model for the control of horizontal saccades is presented using a new muscle fiber model for the lateral and medial rectus muscles. The importance of this model is that each muscle fiber has a separate neural input. This model is robust and accounts for the neural activity for both large and small saccades. The muscle fiber model consists of(More)
The development, implementation and use of computer-based medical decision support systems (MDSS) based on pattern recognition techniques holds the promise of substantially improving the quality of medical practice in diagnostic and prognostic tasks. In this study, the core of a decision support system for brain tumour classification from magnetic resonance(More)
The results of the parametric sensibility study to the sinoatrial node math model was presented. The model was proposed by H. Zhang, A. V. Holden and M.R. Boyett. The sensitivity analysis indicates that the sodium and potassium ionic concentrations need to be controlled in order to maintain the normal behavior of the node. The calcium concentrations changes(More)
Nowadays, power consumption in computer systems is an active and important subject of discussion in both research and political communities. Indeed, increasing the performance of such computer systems frequently requires increasing the number of resources, thus leading to higher power consumption and a negative impact on the environment. Some strategies to(More)
The linear homeomorphic muscle model proposed by Enderle and coworkers for the rectus eye muscle is fitted to reflect the dynamics of muscles in the head-neck complex, specifically in muscles involved in gaze shifts. This parameterization of the model for different muscles in the neck region will serve to drive a 3D dynamic computer model for the movement(More)
The smallness of the observed neutrino masses might have a radiative origin. Here we revisit a specific two-loop model of neutrino mass, independently proposed by Babu and Zee. We point out that current constraints from neu-trino data can be used to derive strict lower limits on the branching ratio of flavour changing charged lepton decays, such as µ → eγ.(More)
A 3D dynamic computer model for the movement of the head is presented that incorporates anatomically correct information about the diverse elements forming the system. The skeleton is considered as a set of interconnected rigid 3D bodies following the Newton-Euler laws of movement. The muscles are modeled using Enderle's linear model. Finally, the soft(More)
One of the most important public health issues is the microbial and bacterial resistance to conventional antibiotics by pathogen microorganisms. In recent years, many researches have been focused on the development of new antibiotics. Among these, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have raised as a promising alternative to combat antibioticresistant(More)