Justin Maltese

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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 co-operative principles were shown to improve performance in single-objective environments. This work proposes co-operative(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 co-operative 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)
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