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We introduce a new iterative regularization procedure for inverse problems based on the use of Bregman distances, with particular focus on problems arising in image processing. We are motivated by the problem of restoring noisy and blurry images via variational methods, by using total variation regularization. We obtain rigorous convergence results, and(More)
We introduce a new iterative regularization procedure for inverse problems based on the use of Bregman distances, with particular focus on problems arising in image processing. We are motivated by the problem of restoring noisy and blurry images via variational methods, specifically by using the BV seminorm. Although our procedure applies in quite general(More)
In this paper we generalize the iterated refinement method, introduced by the authors in [8], to a time-continuous inverse scale-space formulation. The iterated refinement procedure yields a sequence of convex variational problems, evolving toward the noisy image. The inverse scale space method arises as a limit for a penalization parameter tending to zero,(More)
In this paper, we generalize the iterative regularization method and the inverse scale space method, recently developed for total-variation (TV) based image restoration, to wavelet-based image restoration. This continues our earlier joint work with others where we applied these techniques to variational-based image restoration, obtaining significant(More)
Cyclophilins belong to a group of proteins that have peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase activity and have been identified in all cell types and all organisms studied. In both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, they have been characterized as functional chaperones and involved in cell signaling. In the present study, Sj cyclophilin A (CyPA) was cloned,(More)
Apoptosis is an important aspect of a number of biological processes, from embryogenesis to the stress-injury response. It plays a central role in balancing cell proliferation and tissue remodeling activity in many organisms. In the present study, apoptosis in 14 days post infection schistosomula was evaluated using TUNEL (terminal deoxynucleotidyl(More)
Histomonas meleagridis is the causative agent of histomonosis, a disease of gallinaceous fowl characterized by necrotic typhlitis, hepatitis, and high mortality. To develop a rapid and sensitive method for specific detection of H. meleagridis, an assay based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) targeting the 18S rRNA gene was established. The(More)
Although gamma interferon (IFN-γ) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) have been shown to be critically involved in the pathogenesis of African trypanosomiasis, the contributions to this disease of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, the major potential producers of the two cytokines, are incompletely understood. Here we show that, in contrast to previous findings, IFN-γ was(More)
African trypanosomes are extracellular protozoan parasites causing a chronic debilitating disease associated with a persistent inflammatory response. Maintaining the balance of the inflammatory response via downregulation of activation of M1-type myeloid cells was previously shown to be crucial to allow prolonged survival. Here we demonstrate that infection(More)