P. Arrigo

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MOTIVATION Gene expression is regulated by different kinds of short nucleotide domains. These features can either activate or terminate the transcription process. To predict the signal sites in the 5' and 3' gene regions we applied the Hamming-Clustering network (HC) to the TATA box, to the transcription initiation site and to the poly(A) signal(More)
A filter based on a set of unsupervised neural networks trained with a winner-take-all strategy discloses signals along the coding sequences of G-protein coupled receptors. By comparing with the existing experimental data it appears that these signals correlate with putative functional domains of the proteins. After protein alignment within subfamilies,(More)
Mapping of the coding sequences of the best characterized subfamilies of G-protein-coupled receptors is performed with unsupervised neural networks based on a winner-take-all strategy. High order features therefrom extracted originate signals along the aligned protein sequences of the different subfamilies. These plots reveal characteristic domains common(More)
The high frequency dielectric constant of poly-adenine (poly-A) was measured between 1 MHz and 1 GHz. The purpose of these experiments was to investigate the state of water molecules that are bound to the charged groups of the poly-A molecule. Analysis of the data using the Maxwell's mixture equation revealed the dielectric constant of bound water higher(More)
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