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Aiming to represent individuals in a very realistic way, several works have attempted to introduce personality characteristics into artificial agents, usually based on theories of human personality. However, different theories require different structures in the agent architecture, reflecting on the way they influence agent behavior. This paper presents a(More)
PURPOSE To design an animal model of ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in kidneys and evaluate the role that predetermined ranges of local hypothermia plays on markers of stress-oxydative as well as on histologic sections. METHODS Twenty eight male rats Wistar, under general anesthesia, undergone right nephrectomy (G0, control group) followed by left kidney(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether topical renal hypothermia (TRH) at different levels of temperature has protective effects on lung tissue after renal I/R, through an analysis of organ histology and inflammatory markers in lung tissue. METHODS Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly allocated across four groups and subjected to renal ischemia at different(More)
This paper presents a multi-agent simulation system, named SimOrg (Simulation of human organization), in which the personality aspect is incorporated in the internal functioning of the agents. The general architecture of the agents has been based on the theory of human personality from Theodore Mil-lon [13]. The presented simulation has been used to(More)
BACKGROUND The conversion of testosterone (T) to the more potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by prostate-specific steroid 5 alpha-reductase isoenzymes is a key mechanism in the action of androgens in the prostate and it is important in the promotion and progression of prostate diseases. We described an adaptation of a sensitive method for(More)
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