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The last decade several cellular automata (CA) models have been developed in order to explain the solar flare statistics derived from observations. These models simulate the storage/release process using simple evolution rules, neglecting the details of the processes. The main advantage of this approach is the treatment of a large number of elementary(More)
Fibronectin immobilized to plastic tubes binds soluble C1q with a Kd of 82 +/- 2.6 nM. The binding of fibronectin to C1q is relatively insensitive to pH but is sensitive to ionic conditions. C1q covalently bound to Sepharose selectively binds cellular fibronectin produced by a hamster fibroblast cell line. The globular head regions of C1q have no effect on(More)
Bovine serum IgG1, colostral IgG1 and serum IgG2 with anti-ferritin activity were digested with pepsin or trypsin. Their fragments were characterized by immunoelectrophoresis, gel electrophoresis and gel filtration; their ferritin-binding ability was determined. The kinetics of proteolysis were established by measuring the appearance of free amino groups.(More)
The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce the main concepts behind normal and anomalous diffusion. Starting from simple, but well known experiments, a series of mathematical modeling tools are introduced, and the relation between them is made clear. First, we show how Brownian motion can be understood in terms of a simple random walk model. Normal(More)
The presence of decay-accelerating factor (DAF) was clearly demonstrated on the surface of normal cardiomyocytes. In patients who had died of myocardial infarction (MI) cardiomyocytes displayed different appearances: outside the ischaemically damaged region the myocytes showed no significant variations in DAF expression when compared with controls without(More)
Lipid vesicles containing phospholipids known to be present in substantial amounts in mitochondrial membranes were tested for their capacity to activate C1. Among them, only cardiolipin (CL) was highly efficient in C1 activation; no such effect was observed with phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, or phosphatidylinositol. CL was shown to bind(More)
Five differently isolated and purified human C1q preparations were examined by electron microscopy and analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in 0.1% sodium dodecyl sulfate and 0.5 M urea. The amino acid and carbohydrate composition of C1q purified by the DNA method are reported and compared with results obtained on C1q isolated by other procedures.(More)