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Mutations in the transcriptional repressor methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) are responsible for most cases of Rett Syndrome (RS), a severe neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by developmental regression, minimal speech, seizures, postnatal microcephaly and hand stereotypies. Absence of the maternal copy of ubiquitin protein ligase 3A (UBE3A)(More)
Tridiagonal solvers are important building blocks for a wide range of scientific applications that are commonly performance-sensitive. Recently, many-core architectures, such as GPUs, have become ubiquitous targets for these applications. Therefore, a high-performance general-purpose GPU tridiagonal solver becomes critical. However, no existing GPU(More)
We propose that double-transgenic thy1-CFP(23)/S100-GFP mice whose Schwann cells constitutively express green fluorescent protein (GFP) and axons express cyan fluorescent protein (CFP) can be used to serially evaluate the temporal relationship between nerve regeneration and Schwann cell migration through acellular nerve grafts. Thy1-CFP(23)/S100-GFP and(More)
The effect of Menoprogen (MPG) on ovarian granulosa cell (GC) apoptosis was investigated in vitro and in vivo in an aged rat model of menopause. Intragastric administration of Menoprogen or estradiol valerate to 14-month-old senile female rats for eight weeks increased plasma E2 levels, as well as the weight of both ovarian and uterine tissues. Flow(More)
5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is an essential precursor for the biosynthesis of tetrapyrrols such as heme and chlorophyll (Chl). Previous studies have focused mainly on promotive effects of exogenous ALA on plant growth, while regulatory mechanisms affecting Chl biosynthesis have been only partially discussed. In the present study, the ameliorative role of(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the mechanism by which the flavonoid glycoside astragalin (AST) reduces ovarian failure in an aged rat model of menopause. METHODS The in vivo effect of AST on granulosa cell (GC) apoptosis in aged female rats was determined using flow cytometry. In vitro, the effects of AST on cultured GCs were investigated using the MTT(More)
Hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) is an inflammatory condition and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after surgery. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been widely implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Among the different MMPs, gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) are within the most prominent MMPs detected during(More)
The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), used for treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus-1, compromise mitochondria in cardiomyocytes and other host cells, limiting the clinical use of these drugs. To explore underlying mechanisms, we overexpressed PGC-1α, a master regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis, twofold in H9c2 rat(More)
—In this paper, we applied versions of a two-dimensional Self Organizing Feature Maps (SOFM) to the categorization of mathematical objects in the form of families of curves. We have considered two different categories of curves: functions and relations. The features have been extracted from the joint independent variable-frequency space obtained by(More)
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