Jay E. Steele

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Trehalose is a non-reducing disaccharide comprising two glucose molecules. It is present in high concentration as the main haemolymph (blood) sugar in insects. The synthesis of trehalose in the fat body (an organ analogous in function to a combination of liver and adipose tissue in vertebrates) is stimulated by neuropeptides (hypertrehalosaemic hormones),(More)
Real-time cinematic relighting of large, forest ecosystems remains a challenging problem, in that important global illumination effects, such as leaf transparency and inter-object light scattering, are difficult to capture, given tight timing constraints and scenes that typically contain hundreds of millions of primitives. A solution that is based on a(More)
The binding of [3H]MK-801 to the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor complex of well-washed cortical membranes from brains of examples of Alzheimer's disease and controls has been determined in incubations containing either glutamate or glycine plus glutamate. No changes were detected in the IC50 values for inhibition by zinc in the Alzheimer's samples compared(More)
A new technique for rendering convective clouds is suggested. The technique uses two lattice-Boltzmann (LB) models, one for generating the spatial and temporal distribution of water density and the other for photon transport, that is, lighting the water density with correct anisotropic scattering. The common LB structure is easily mapped to parallel(More)
Localization and other studies of glutamatergic receptors are hampered, in part, as pyramidal neurons in the neocortex cannot yet be selectively destroyed in laboratory animals. Demonstration of glutamatergic neuron dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease may allow verification of a technique suitable for the study of these cells in disorders without(More)