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  • Hajime Kimura, Gen~fe Dis, +4 authors Kobayasi~dis Titech Ac Jp
  • 2001
In this paper, we investigate a reinforcement learning of walking behavior for a four-legged robot. The robot has two servo motors per leg, so this problem has eight-dimensional continuous state/action space. We present an action selection scheme for actor-critic algorithms , in which the actor selects a continuous action from its bounded action space by(More)
Curved DNA structures with a left-handed superhelical conformation can activate eukaryotic transcription. Mechanistically, these structures favor binding to histone cores and can function as a docking site for sliding nucleosomes. Thus, promoters with this kind of curved DNA can adopt a more open structure, facilitating transcription initiation. However,(More)
Berberine (BBR) is the main alkaloid of Coptis chinensis, which has been used as a folk medicine to treat diabetes mellitus in Asian countries. We explored the possibility that 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is involved in metabolic enhancement by BBR in skeletal muscle, the important tissue for glucose metabolism. Isolated rat(More)
Extraction of proteins from the tissues of laminarialean algae, i.e. kelp, is difficult due to high levels of nonprotein interfering compounds, mainly viscous polysaccharides. To establish proteomic analysis of kelp species, an ethanol/phenol extraction method was developed and compared to other popular methods. Proteins were extracted with phenol from(More)
Proteomic profiling on Ecklonia cava Kjellman grown under various seawater temperatures was conducted to search for biomarkers that were useful to evaluate the health of the colonies and formulate actions for the maintenance of marine forests. In the cultivated strains, protein expression was not significantly changed when the cultivation temperature was(More)