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A novel design based on integration of OFDM and FSO system is reported in this work to prolong the FSO link at high transmission rate under clear weather conditions and evaluates the performance of such hybrid systems using ODSB, OSSB and OTSB schemes. Simulations indicate that the hybrid OFDM-FSO promises considerably improved free space link with(More)
We review our current understanding of membrane phosphorylation in normal and abnormal erythrocytes. The major phosphoproteins in red blood cell (RBC) membranes are spectrin (band 2), bands 3, 2.1, and 4.5, and glycophorin A. At least two protein kinases can be distinguished on the basis of their stimulation by cyclic AMP and salt; they are present both in(More)
An N-acetyl-DL-phenylalanine beta-naphthyl esterase has been purified 26-fold from rabbit peritoneal polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The purified enzyme was inhibited by 10(-7) M p-nitrophenylethyl-5-chloropentylphosphonate. The apparent Km for hydrolysis of N-acetyl-DL-phenylalanine beta-naphthyl ester is 71 muM. Optimal reaction rates were observed at pH(More)
1. Light- and heavy-plasma membrane fractions have been isolated from rabbit neutrophils and a chymotrypsin-like esterase has been shown to be present in these fractions. 2. The molecular weight of the chymotrypsin-like esterase of rabbit neutrophil plasma membrane was estimated to be about 200 000. 3. About 93% of the chymotrypsin-like esterase of the(More)
Rats were treated with guanidinoethanesulfonic acid (GES), a taurine transport inhibitor, which reduces the tissue content of taurine. The quantity of taurine in the rat retinas after GES treatment was reduced by 46% after the first week, 60% after the second week, and 67% after the third week. Activities of cathepsin B and D were not significantly altered(More)
Tears from myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) patients and normal controls were analyzed for their tear proteins by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Lactoferrin comprised about 18% of the total tear protein in MMD patients as opposed to about 27% in normals. The albumin content relative to total protein in MMD tears was about 25%(More)
Several protease activities were measured in human tears by six specific substrates. The specific activity of cathepsin B-like enzyme was 7-fold higher in Orientals than in Caucasians. The trypsin-like and cathepsin C-like enzyme activities also showed 3 to 4-fold higher in Orientals than in Caucasians. However, the deviation in the activities of these two(More)
The intracellular distribution and properties of cathepsin B in the rat retina are similar to those of cathepsin B in other mammalian tissues. The specific activity of cathepsin B was highest in the mitochondrial-lysosomal fraction [1650 +/- 450 pmole mg-1 protein hr-1 (mean +/- S.D.)]. Inhibition of cathepsin B activity by a cytosol fraction of retina is(More)
Two low-Ca2+-requiring proteases (calpain I) and one high-Ca2+-requiring protease (calpain II) have been separated from the cytosol of rat retina by DEAE-cellulose column chromatography. Calpain I was half-maximally activated at 3 microM free Ca2+ and fully activated at 10 microM free Ca2+. Half-maximal activation of calpain II was at 0.4 mM free Ca2+ while(More)