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A high-throughput in silico screening tool for potentially CNS active compounds was developed on the basis of the correlation of solvation free energies and blood-brain partitioning (log(cbrain/cblood) = log BB) data available from experimental sources. Utilizing a thermodynamic approach, solvation free energies were calculated by the fast and efficient(More)
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises the vision of more flexible and manageable networks, but requires certain level of programmability in the data plane. Such a flexible, programmable data plane implementation is OpenFlow (OF) which these days is seen as primary model of SDN data plane. In this paper we focus on the limitations of OF in packet(More)
Neuropathological effects of the pesticides paraquat (PQ, a herbicide) and triphenyltin (TPT, a fungicide) were studied on the postclitellar segmental ganglia of juvenile E. fetida specimens using light and electron microscopic methods. Growth retardation of the worms in standard culture medium was used as quantitative marker of sublethal effect. There is a(More)
Metamorphosis is a fundamental developmental process and has been intensively studied for various neuron types of Drosophila melanogaster. However, detailed accounts of the fate of identified peptidergic neurons are rare. We have performed a detailed study of the larval morphology and pupal remodelling of identified peptidergic neurons, the CAPA-expressing(More)
The median neurosecretory cells in abdominal ganglia of insects synthesize a number of putative hormones, which are abundant in the abdominal perisympathetic organs (PSOs). The peptide inventory of these prominent neurohemal release sites is best investigated in the American cockroach and strongly differs from that of head/thoracic neurohemal organs. In(More)
A unique costorage of neuropeptides was recently found in the abdominal perisympathetic organs (PSOs) of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Having specific antisera directed against all peptides belonging to this neurosecretory system, we examined the sorting of PSO-peptides in the soma of the median neurosecretory cells of abdominal ganglia by(More)
FXPRLamides are insect neuropeptides that mediate such diverse functions as pheromone biosynthesis, visceral muscle contraction, and induction of diapause. Although multiple forms occur in every insect studied so far, little is known about a possible functional differentiation and/or differences in the cellular expression pattern of these messenger(More)
The regeneration of the ventral nerve cord ganglion and peripheral tissues was investigated by radioimmunoassay and immunohistochemistry in the model animal, Eisenia fetida (Annelida, Oligochaeta). It is now well-established that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a neurotrophic factor, playing important roles in the development(More)
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises the vision of more flexible and manageable networks, but requires certain level of programmability in the data plane. Current industry insight holds that programmable network processors are of lower performance than their hard-coded counterparts, such as Ethernet chips. This represents a roadblock to SDN adoption.(More)