PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine whether human conjunctival epithelium synthesizes TFF-peptides (formerly P-domain peptides, trefoil factors), a family of mucin-associated secretory peptides of the gastrointestinal tract. METHODS Expression of TFF-peptides in human conjunctiva was monitored by reverse transcription-polymerase chain… (More)
We present a robust method to locate and continue period-doubling, saddle-node and symmetry-breaking bifurcations of periodically driven experimental systems. The method is illustrated from results obtained for an electronic implementation of a Duffing oscillator.
Automated model-building software aims at the objective interpretation of crystallographic diffraction data by means of the construction or completion of macromolecular models. Automated methods have rapidly gained in popularity as they are easy to use and generate reproducible and consistent results. However, the process of model building has become… (More)
The efficiency of the ligand-building module of ARP/wARP version 6.1 has been assessed through extensive tests on a large variety of protein-ligand complexes from the PDB, as available from the Uppsala Electron Density Server. Ligand building in ARP/wARP involves two main steps: automatic identification of the location of the ligand and the actual… (More)
A novel approach to obtaining structural information from macromolecular X-ray data extending to resolutions as low as 20 A is presented. Following a simple map-segmentation procedure, the approximate shapes of the domains forming the structure are identified. A pattern-recognition comparative analysis of these shapes and those derived from the structures… (More)