Manuel Méndez Martínez

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We have genetically mapped the genes encoding four human adrenergic receptors (ARs) of subtypes α1C, α2A, α2B, and β1, which are prototypic G protein coupled receptors that mediate the physiological effects of neurotransmitters, hormones, and drugs. We placed these genes onto the Cooperative Human Linkage Center (CHLC) and Genethon framework maps, within(More)
Using exact expected likelihoods, we have computed the average number of phase-unknown nuclear families needed to detect linkage and heterogeneity. We have examined the case of both dominant and recessive inheritance with reduced penetrance and phenocopies. Most of our calculations have been carried out under the assumption that 50% of families are linked(More)
We studied seven informative kindreds segregating for manic depressive illness (MDI), consistent with X-chromosome transmission of the trait (families do not show affective disease in both a father and a son), using markers mapped to the region of Xq27-Xq28. The lod scores were consistently below -2 in the region extending from about 10 cM centromeric from(More)
A cDNA encoding a G protein-coupled receptor that appears to mediate the behavioral effects of cannabinoids, the psychoactive ingredients of marijuana, has recently been cloned from rat cerebral cortex and expressed. We have now determined the genomic location of the human cannabinoid receptor gene (CNR) by a combination of genetic linkage mapping and(More)
In this paper, matched detector (MD) and matched subspace detector (MSD) are studied when the structured background power is different under the null and the alternative hypotheses. The distributions of two test statistics are derived under these conditions. It has been analytically shown that these detectors can suffer a drastic degradation in performance(More)
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