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A novel, real-time and robust occupancy extraction system is going to be presented in this paper. The main contribution of the paper is to introduce a novel camera calibration algorithm to a multi-space area. The proposed calibration method is accurate, efficient and free of any error propagation among cameras' calibrations, without usage of overlapping(More)
The esterification of 2-chlorotrityl chloride resin with Fmoc-amino acids in the presence of DIEA is studied under various conditions. High esterification yields are obtained using 0.6 equiv. Fmoc-amino acid/mmol resin in DCM or DCE, in 25 min, at room temperature. The reaction proceeds without by product formation even in the case of Fmoc-Asn and Fmoc-Gln.(More)
We have investigated the effects of the substance P C-terminal octapeptide analogues [Pro4, Glu (OBzl)11] SP4-11, [Hyp4, Glu(OBzl)11] SP4-11, [cHyp4, Glu(OBzl)11] SP4-11 and [kPro4, Glu(OBzl)11] SP4-11 on the constitutive and/or lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) in both freshly isolated human blood monocytes(More)
Analogues of [Orn6]-SP6-11 have been synthesized in which the SCH3 group of the Met11 side chain is replaced by other functional groups, such as (CH2)2NH2, COOH, CONH2, and COOR, which have basic, acid, or neutral character and which may act as either H-bonding donors or H-bonding acceptors. These analogues were tested in guinea pig ileum and rat colon(More)
The analogues [Glp6,Glu(OBzl)11]SP(6-11) and [Glp5,Glu(OBzl)11]SP(5-11) of the C-terminal hexapeptide and heptapeptide of Substance P have been synthesized by conventional solution methods. In each analogue the N-terminal glutamine has been replaced by pyroglutamic acid, while the COOCH2C6H5 ester group has replaced the SCH3 group of the Met11 side chain.(More)
Analogues of [Orn6]-SP6-11 have been synthesized in which the CH2SCH3 group of Met11 is replaced by a COOCH3 or a COOBzl group. These analogues, which were tested for agonist and antagonist activity in three in vitro preparations representative of NK-1, NK-2 and NK-3 receptor types, were full agonists at NK-1 receptors, showed very weak agonist activity at(More)
Analogues of [Orn6]-SP6-11 have been synthesized in which the Met11 residue is replaced by glutamate gamma-alkylesters. These analogues were tested in three in vitro preparations representative of NK-1, NK-2, and NK-3 receptor types. Substitution of the SCH3 group of the Met11 side chain by a COOR (R = methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, n-butyl, cyclohexyl) group(More)
Factor VIII, a human blood plasma protein, plays an important role during the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation cascade after its activation by thrombin. The activated form of FVIII acts as cofactor to the serine protease Factor IXa, in the conversion of the zymogen Factor X to the active enzyme Factor Xa. The Ser558–Gln565 region of the A2 subunit of(More)
Novel anticoagulant therapies target specific clotting factors in blood coagulation cascade. Inhibition of the blood coagulation through Factor VIII–Factor IX interaction represents an attractive approach for the treatment and prevention of diseases caused by thrombosis. Our research efforts are continued by the synthesis and biological evaluation of(More)
This letter presents a novel framework for gait recognition augmented with soft biometric information. Geometric gait analysis is based on Radon transforms and on gait energy images. User height and stride length information is extracted and utilized in a probabilistic framework for the detection of soft biometric features of substantial discrimination(More)