Justin Maltese

Learn More
Peptidyl-glycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase (PAM) is a posttranslational processing enzyme which catalyzes the formation of biologically active alpha-amidated peptides. The two major neuropeptides involved in the regulation of ACTH secretion [CRF and arginine vasopressin (AVP)], synthesized in the parvocellular part of the hypothalamic paraventricular(More)
—Vector-evaluated particle swarm optimization is a particle swarm optimization variant which employs multiple swarms to solve multi-objective optimization problems. Recently, three variants of particle swarm optimization which utilize cooperative principles were shown to improve performance in single-objective environments. This work proposes cooperative(More)
The effect of nicotine on hand tremor was assessed by measuring the current induced in a coil by a magnet attached to the finger. Experiment 1 assessed the amplitude of tremor induced by smoking two cigarettes in a group of 33 subjects drawn from two age groups. Smoking increased tremor significantly. Age, sex, and anxiety levels had no effect. Experiment 2(More)
—Vector-evaluated particle swarm optimization (VEPSO) is a particle swarm optimization (PSO) variant which employs multiple swarms to solve multi-objective optimization problems (MOPs). Each swarm optimizes a single objective and information is passed between swarms using a knowledge transfer strategy (KTS). The recently proposed cooperative VEPSO (CVEPSO)(More)
The TRH secretory responsiveness of the pancreatic islet cell clusters from newborn rat in organ culture was studied. Basal TRH secretion was stable over a 9-day period. The response to various secretagogues was tested on day 4. TRH secretion was stimulated by high potassium-induced depolarization and also through both cAMP and protein kinase-C dependent(More)
  • 1