Kwang Soon Kim

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Glutamate receptors play major roles in excitatory transmission in the vertebrate brain. Among ionotropic glutamate receptors (AMPA, kainate, NMDA), AMPA receptors mediate fast synaptic transmission and require TARP auxiliary subunits. NMDA receptors and kainate receptors play roles in synaptic transmission, but it remains uncertain whether these ionotropic(More)
Ionotropic glutamate receptors principally mediate fast excitatory transmission in the brain. Among the three classes of ionotropic glutamate receptors, kainate receptors (KARs) have a unique brain distribution, which has been historically defined by (3)H-radiolabeled kainate binding. Compared with recombinant KARs expressed in heterologous cells, synaptic(More)
Neuronal AMPA receptors autoinactivate at high concentrations of glutamate, i.e., the current declines at glutamate concentrations above 10-100 microM. The mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are unclear. Stargazin-like TARPs are AMPA receptor auxiliary subunits that modulate receptor trafficking and channel properties. Here, we found that neuronal AMPA(More)
In this paper, detailed cross-correlation properties for Chu sequences are investigated. All possible values of the cross-correlation function of Chu sequences are derived for any given sequence length and lag, and the maximum magnitude distribution function &#x03C1;<sub>N</sub>(x), which is defined as the number of all Chu sequence pairs with length-N(More)
In this paper, the best-M feedback, where each user reports the channel quality indicators (CQIs) on its M best resource blocks (RBs), for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems is analyzed and optimized. First, the closed-form expression of the average sum-rate is derived as a function of M and the number of bits for a signal to(More)
Dietary antigens are normally rendered nonimmunogenic through a poorly understood "oral tolerance" mechanism that involves immunosuppressive regulatory T (Treg) cells, especially Treg cells induced from conventional T cells in the periphery (pTreg cells). Although orally introducing nominal protein antigens is known to induce such pTreg cells, whether a(More)
In this paper, we propose an efficient puncturing method for LDPC codes. The proposed algorithm provides the order of variable nodes for puncturing based on the proposed cost function. The proposed cost function tries to maximize the minimum reliability among those provided from all check nodes. Also, it tries to allocate survived check nodes evenly to all(More)
A search algorithm for stopping sets in a Tanner graph is proposed for designing good low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. By applying the belief-propagation algorithm with messages containing the information of originated variable nodes and their connected edges, the stopping sets can be detected. Furthermore, a code design method using the algorithm is(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that myeloid cells are essential for promoting new blood vessel formation by secreting various angiogenic factors. Given that hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is a critical regulator for angiogenesis, we questioned whether HIF in myeloid cells also plays a role in promoting angiogenesis. To address this question, we generated a(More)
In this paper, optimal pilot sequence designs for MIMO-OFDM systems in multi-cell environments are provided. The proposed multi-cell optimality criterion is to minimize the worst-case MSE of an LS-based channel estimator. To satisfy the multi-cell optimality, it is found that the pilot sequence set, having the perfect auto-correlation property, should meet(More)