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Othogonal frequency division multiplexing with a suitably chosen guard interval is a n effective means of eliminating intersymbol interference for high-rate transmission over fading dispersive channels. T ime variations of t h e channel, however, lead to a loss of subchannel orthogonality, resulting in interchannel interference (ICI). This art icle examines(More)
Members of the Dbl family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) have important roles in the organization of actin-based cytoskeletal structures of a wide variety of cell types. Through the activation of members of the Rho family of GTP signaling molecules, these exchange factors elicit cytoskeletal alterations that allow cellular remodeling. As(More)
In a localized routing algorithm, node A currently holding the message forwards it to one or few neighbors based on the location of itself, its neighboring nodes and destination. Several localized routing algorithms for wireless networks were described recently, based on location information of nodes available via Global Positioning System (GPS). The(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease continues to be one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States and most of the developed world. Clinicians and health authorities have interest in identifying individuals at increased risk of CHD. The Framingham Heart Study has over the years produced mathematical "health risk appraisal models" that relate(More)
Integrins and proteins that associate with integrins are implicated in normal cardiac muscle function and development. Unc-112 is a cytoplasmic adaptor protein required for the proper establishment of integrin junctions in Caenorhabditis elegans muscle. A vertebrate homolog of unc-112, kindlin-2, is an integrin-binding protein that is expressed in cardiac(More)
Cytoskeletal adaptor proteins serve vital functions in linking the internal cytoskeleton of cells to the cell membrane, particularly at sites of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. The importance of these adaptors to the structural integrity of the cell is evident from the number of clinical disease states attributable to defects in these networks. In(More)
Obscurin/obscurin-MLCK is a giant sarcomere-associated protein with multiple isoforms whose interactions with titin and small ankyrin-1 suggest that it has an important role in myofibril assembly, structural support, and the sarcomeric alignment of the sarcoplasmic reticulum. In this study, we characterized the zebrafish orthologue of obscurin and examined(More)
We used four antibodies to regions of obscurin isoforms A and B, encoded by the obscurin gene, to investigate the location of these proteins in skeletal myofibers at resting and stretched lengths. Obscurin A ( approximately 800 kDa) which was recognized by antibodies generated to the N-terminal, Rho-GEF, and the non-modular C-terminal domain that lacks the(More)
To generate current incidence-based estimates of the direct medical costs of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the United States, a Markov model of the economic costs of CAD-related medical care was developed. Risks of initial and subsequent CAD events (sudden CAD death, fatal/nonfatal acute myocardial infarction [AMI], unstable angina, and stable angina)(More)
Obscurin is a recently identified giant multidomain muscle protein (∼800 kDa) whose structural and regulatory functions remain to be defined. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of obscurin gene silencing induced by RNA interference on the dynamics of myofibrillogenesis and hypertrophic response to phenylephrine in cultured rat cardiomyocytes.(More)