Mutasim A. Salman

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BACKGROUND The effects of halothane on excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system of mammals have been studied in vivo and in vitro in several investigations with partially contradicting results. Direct measurements of the effects of halothane on isolated glutamate receptor-mediated (glutamatergic) excitatory postsynaptic currents(More)
Modern automotive electronic control systems are distributed, networked embedded systems. Diagnostic routines implemented on individual components cannot adequately identify the true cause of anomalous behavior because their view is restricted to component-local information. A growing trend in diagnostics research for these systems is to use system-level(More)
— The key objectives of this paper are to analyze and implement a novel moving horizon model predictive estimation scheme based on constrained nonlinear optimization techniques for inferring the survival functions and residual useful life (RUL) of components in coupled systems. The approach employs a data-driven prognostics framework that combines failure(More)
—This paper presents mathematical models, design and experimental validation, and calibration of a model-based diagnostic algorithm for an electric-power generation and storage automotive system, including a battery and an alternator with a rectifier and a voltage regulator. Mathematical models of these subsystems are derived, based on the physics of(More)
In modern vehicles, controls are distributed over multiple Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that are connected through in-vehicle communication networks. Fault diagnostics for such a distributed control system is very challenging, which has resulted in many no-trouble-found (NTF) cases during warranty repairs. To address this problem, we propose a novel(More)
We studied the role of M3 cholinergic receptors in the regulation of cardiac activity in rats during early postnatal ontogeny in vivo. Blockade of M3 cholinergic receptors in 20-week-old animals increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure. In rats aging 8, 6, and 3 weeks, blockade of M3 cholinergic receptors had little effect on R-R interval, but(More)
Previous studies suggest a correlation of central venous pressure (CVP) with peripheral venous pressure (PVP) in different clinical settings. The effect of body temperature on PVP and its agreement with CVP in patients under general anesthesia are investigated in this study. Fifteen American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients undergoing elective(More)
We studied the uptake metabolism, and distribution of a fluorescent analog of CDP-diacylglycerol [cytidine diphosphate-1, 2-oleoyl, (N-(4-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole) aminocaproyl) diacylglycerol; CDP-NBD-DAG]. When cells were incubated with CDP-NBD-DAG for 60 min at 11 degrees C and washed, the fluorescent lipid was localized to the plasma membrane.(More)
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