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Treatment with insulin, cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) or theophylline, which uniformly influence the intracellular cAMP level, accounted for appreciable changes in the movement of Tetrahymena pyriformis. All applied treatments caused a quantitative decrease in the percentage of relatively rapid movements (straight and spiral swimming) and a(More)
The delivery of 3D immersive entertainment to the home remains a highly challenging problem due to the large amount of data involved. As the number of high quality 3D views provided to users increases, current video delivery systems (e.g. terrestrial broadcast) will struggle to meet the demanding requirements for many 3D home entertainment systems. DIOMEDES(More)
Activation of the sympathoadrenal system (SAS, comprising the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal medulla) in response to stressful stimuli is an important defense mechanism as well as a contributor to several cardiovascular diseases. There is variability in the SAS response to stress, although the extent to which this is genetically regulated is(More)
Beta-amyloid peptides (Abetas) bind to several G-protein coupled receptor proteins and stimulate GTPase activity in neurons. In this study we determined the effects of Abeta(1-42), Abeta(1-40), Abeta(25-35) and their mixtures on [(35)S]GTP binding in rat brain cortical membranes in the absence and presence of zinc. We found that the Abetas alone induced a(More)
Diabetic rats have characteristic reproductive deficits. Peripheral and central (intra-cerebro-ventricular [ICV]) insulin restores the reproductive phenotype to control levels. In this experiment, we evaluated a possible defect in steroid feedback by evaluating hypothalamic estrogen receptor (ER) alpha availability using ERalpha immunocytochemistry. Animals(More)
When dealing with a real world problem we can rarely avoid uncertainity. At the empirical level, uncertainity is an inseparable companion of almost every event, resulting from a combination of inevitable errors in observation, measurement, computation and resolution limits of the observers. At the cognitive level uncertainity emerges from the vagueness and(More)
3-Amino-1-propanol (AP), a substance replacing ethanolamine in phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) significantly reduced 32P incorporation to phosphatidylinositol (PI) and glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) in the unicellular organism Tetrahymena pyriformis. At 10 mM, AP completely inhibited the incorporation of 32P into PI. 3H-arachidonate incorporation into PI(More)
Studies based on treatment with antibodies to thyrotropic hormone, luteotropic hormone, growth hormone or adrenocorticotropic hormone have shown that although the unicellular Tetrahymena does not possess sui generis receptors to all polypeptide hormones, such binding structures may arise, or become established in the membrane of the unicellular Tetrahymena(More)
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