Oana Marin

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The biological functions of myotonic dystrophy protein kinase (DMPK), a serine/threonine kinase whose gene mutations cause myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), remain poorly understood. Several DMPK isoforms exist, and the long ones (DMPK-A/B/C/D) are associated with the mitochondria, where they exert unknown activities. We have studied the isoform A of DMPK,(More)
—Adjoints are an important computational tool for large-scale sensitivity evaluation, uncertainty quantification, and derivative-based optimization. An essential component of their performance is the storage/recomputation balance in which efficient checkpointing methods play a key role. We introduce a novel asynchronous two-level adjoint checkpointing(More)
Myotonic dystrophy type-1 (DM1) is the most prevalent form of muscular dystrophy in adults. This disorder is an RNA-dominant disease, caused by expansion of a CTG repeat in the DMPK gene that leads to a misregulation in the alternative splicing of pre-mRNAs. The longer muscleblind-like-1 (MBNL1) transcripts containing exon 5 and the respective protein(More)
Excitotoxicity following cerebral ischemia elicits a molecular cascade, which leads to neuronal death. c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK) has a key role in excitotoxic cell death. We have previously shown that JNK inhibition by a specific cell-permeable peptide significantly reduces infarct size and neuronal death in an in vivo model of cerebral ischemia.(More)
The present work is targeted at performing a strong scaling study of the high-order spectral element fluid dynamics solver Nek5000. Prior studies such as [5] indicated a recommendable metric for strong scalability from a theoretical viewpoint, which we test here extensively on three parallel machines with different performance characteristics and(More)
4 I/O is becoming an increasing bottleneck on large-scale computer systems. We present a highly 5 scalable lossy data compression algorithm with controllable committed error based on an a priori 6 estimator. The scientific data field is compacted via the discrete Chebyshev transform (DCT), 7 truncated at a level within a user-specified tolerance, and(More)
The turbulent mixing modeling for unsteady heat transfer problems in thermal-hydraulics has long been a focus in nuclear engineering community. One of the promising approaches that takes a full advantage of recent advances in HPC is the use of hierarchy of fidelity simulations that are cross-verified and validated in the regimes of interest. In particular,(More)
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is one of the most prevalent muscular diseases in adults. The molecular basis of this autosomal disorder has been identified as the expansion of a CTG repeat in the 3' untranslated region of a gene encoding a protein kinase (DMPK). The pathophysiology of the disease and the role of DMPK are still obscure. It has been previously(More)
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