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In this paper, we study the G/GI/N queue in the Halfin-Whitt regime. Our first result is to obtain a deterministic fluid limit for the properly centered and scaled number of customers in the system which may be used to provide a first order approximation to the queue length process. Our second result is to obtain a second order stochastic approximation to(More)
Angiogenesis and extracellular matrix degradation are key events in tumour progression, and factors regulating stromal-epithelial interactions and matrix composition are potential targets for the development of novel anti-invasive/antiangiogenic therapies. Here, we examine the expression of ADAMTS-8, a secreted protease with antiangiogenic properties, in(More)
CEPU-1/Neurotrimin is a neuronal glycoprotein thought to play a role in axon guidance and cell-cell recognition. It is a member of the IgLON family, has three C2 domains, and is attached to the plasma membrane by a GPI-anchor. We report here the characterisation of an alternatively-spliced isoform of CEPU-1 that is secreted. This isoform, termed CEPU-Se, is(More)
The four GPI-anchored cell adhesion molecules that exemplify the IgLON family are most highly expressed in the nervous system and associate to form up to six different heterodimeric 'Diglons' that can modify cell adhesion and inhibit axon migration. Recently, two members, OPCML and LSAMP, were identified as putative tumour suppressor genes in ovarian and(More)
As neurons extend their axons, it is thought that newly synthesised membrane components travel in vesicles along the axon, fuse with the growth cone membrane, and diffuse back along the axonal membrane. However, it is difficult to explain how axons continue to be populated with membrane proteins as they extend in length. To investigate this problem, we have(More)
In this paper, we consider a single-server queue fed by K independent renewal arrival streams, each representing a different job class. Jobs are processed in a FIFO fashion, regardless of class. The total amount of work arriving to the system exceeds the server's capacity. That is, the nominal traffic intensity of the system is assumed to be greater than(More)
Recombinant Fc chimeric proteins are useful tools for studying protein function, including the analysis of molecular interactions by techniques such as expression cloning. Here we describe a method we have used to express the IgLON family proteins, CEPU1 and OBCAM, as recombinant Fc chimeric proteins in stably transfected mouse J558L myeloma cells. The use(More)
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