Hans Albrecht Schmid

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In this paper we discuss several issues related to the introduction of business processes in the life cycle of Web based E-commerce applications. We first argue that business processes have been so far neglected by modeling and design methodologies treating them as by-products of conceptual and navigational design artifacts, and as a consequence introducing(More)
State-of-the-art Web applications include both navigational elements and business processes, but most Web application design methods treat business processes as just another kind of navigation. The authors' extensions to the object-oriented hypermedia design method (OOHDM) aim to remedy this situation. Rather than using navigation to emulate business(More)
Chick ciliary ganglion neurons have nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) that mediate synaptic transmission through the ganglion. A cAMP-dependent process has previously been shown to enhance the ACh response of the neurons 2- to 3-fold without requiring the synthesis of new receptors. We show here that the receptors can be phosphorylated in situ by a(More)
The effects of nitric oxide-containing solution and different nitric oxide donors were investigated on spontaneously active neurons using extracellular recording technique in areas of rat spinal cord slices where high levels of nitric oxide synthase are present. In lamina X, 93% of all neurons investigated (n = 84) increased their firing rate and 2%(More)
Amylin, a peptide hormone secreted by pancreatic beta-cells after food intake, contributes to metabolic control by regulating nutrient influx into the blood, whereas insulin promotes nutrient efflux and storage. We now report that amylin activates neurons in the subfornical organ (SFO), a structure in which the lack of a functional blood-brain barrier and(More)
Leptin decreases food intake and increases energy expenditure in rodents by inhibiting neurones in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus. The growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) ghrelin is known to stimulate food intake and to be the endogenous ligand for the GHS-receptor, which is strongly expressed in the arcuate nucleus, like the leptin receptor (Ob-R). In this(More)
Amylin is secreted with insulin from the pancreas during and after food intake. One of the most potent actions of amylin in vivo is its anorectic effect, which is directly mediated by the area postrema (AP), a circumventricular organ lacking a functional blood-brain barrier. As we recently demonstrated, amylin also stimulates water intake most likely via(More)
The relational model for data base organization introduced clearly defined basic algebraic concepts whose properties are well understood. As a consequence, questions of a semantic nature arise. Due to the mathematical nature of the relational model, these questions cannot be answered completely by it. Therefore, a data model is discussed that takes into(More)