Jesús García

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This paper presents an application of software agents in a specific engineering problem: multitarget surveillance with several cameras sensing a closed environment. Each agent controls a camera, and from the coordination of them will emerge an improvement of the global surveillance task. Agents emulate human camera operators and, therefore human-like(More)
The precise localization and role of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP(3)) receptors (InsP(3)Rs) in cardiac muscle cells are largely unknown. It is believed that waves and oscillations in cytosolic free calcium triggered by activation of InsP(3)Rs underlie modifications of cellular responses that lead to changes in gene expression in other cells. However,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS An extrahepatic human neutrophil collagenase complementary DNA (matrix metalloprotease-8) cloned in an adenovirus vector was used as a therapeutic agent in cirrhosis. METHODS A high titer of clinical-grade AdMMP8 was obtained. RESULTS HeLa cells transduced with AdMMP8 expressed recombinant matrix metalloprotease-8 messenger RNA and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Our group has been involved in searching for different strategies to ameliorate hepatic cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Pirfenidone in the reversion or prevention of cirrhosis experimentally induced in rats by chronic administration of CCl(4) and bile-duct ligation (BDL). METHODS Male cirrhotic Wistar rats (8(More)
The alpha2/delta1 subunit forms part of the dihydropyridine receptor, an essential protein complex for excitation-contraction (EC) coupling in skeletal muscle. Because of the lack of a viable knock-out animal, little is known regarding the role of the alpha2/delta1 subunit in EC coupling or in other cell functions. Interestingly, the alpha2/delta1 appears(More)
Differential effects of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been demonstrated on adipose tissue physiology. Facing to the widely recognized beneficial effects of n-3 PUFAs, the n-6 PUFA effects remain controversial. Thus, we further analyzed the linoleic acid (LA) influence on adipocyte functions. To this aim, we treated by LA(More)
To activate skeletal muscle contraction, action potentials must be sensed by dihydropyridine receptors (DHPRs) in the T tubule, which signal the Ca(2+) release channels or ryanodine receptors (RyRs) in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) to open. We demonstrate here an inhibitory effect of the T tubule on the production of sparks of Ca(2+) release. Murine(More)
The recent interest in the surveillance of public, military, and commercial scenarios is increasing the need to develop and deploy intelligent and/or automated distributed visual surveillance systems. Many applications based on distributed resources use the socalled software agent technology. In this paper, a multi-agent framework is applied to coordinate(More)
This survey aims to provide a comprehensive status of recent and current research on context-based Information Fusion (IF) systems, tracing back the roots of the original thinking behind the development of the concept of “context”. It shows how its fortune in the distributed computing world eventually permeated in the world of IF, discussing the current(More)