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Spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) is a form of associative synaptic modification which depends on the respective timing of pre- and post-synaptic spikes. The biophysical mechanisms underlying this form of plasticity are currently not known. We present here a biophysical model which captures the characteristics of STDP, such as its frequency(More)
UNLABELLED The tissue-specific genes are a group of genes whose function and expression are preferred in one or several tissues/cell types. Identification of these genes helps better understanding of tissue-gene relationship, etiology and discovery of novel tissue-specific drug targets. In this study, a statistical method is introduced to detect(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, highly conserved, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression of target mRNAs through cleavage or translational inhibition. Computer-based approaches for miRNA gene identification are being considered as indispensable in miRNAs research. Similarly, experimental approaches for detection of miRNAs are crucial to the testing and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-protein coding small RNAs that regulate expression of genes at post-transcriptional levels. Increasing evidence has shown that miRNAs play multiple roles in biological processes, including development, cell proliferation and apoptosis. Based on the conservation of miRNAs sequence, using a computational homology search(More)
DNA-binding proteins are vital for the study of cellular processes. In recent genome engineering studies, the identification of proteins with certain functions has become increasingly important and needs to be performed rapidly and efficiently. In previous years, several approaches have been developed to improve the identification of DNA-binding proteins.(More)
The aim of this study was to prepare a novel nanoemulsion loaded with poorly water-soluble chlorhexidine acetate (CNE) to improve its solubility, and specifically enhance the antimicrobial activity against Streptococcus mutans in vitro and in vivo. In this study, a novel CNE nanoemulsion with an average size of 63.13 nm and zeta potential of -67.13 mV(More)
Spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) is a type of synaptic modification found relatively recently, but the underlying biophysical mechanisms are still unclear. Several models of STDP have been proposed, and differ by their implementation, and in particular how synaptic weights saturate to their minimal and maximal values. We analyze here kinetic models(More)
DNA-binding proteins are crucial for various cellular processes, such as recognition of specific nucleotide, regulation of transcription, and regulation of gene expression. Developing an effective model for identifying DNA-binding proteins is an urgent research problem. Up to now, many methods have been proposed, but most of them focus on only one(More)
Research on the mechanism for early development of shellfish, such as body plan, shell formation, settlement and metamorphosis is currently an active research field. However, studies were still limited and not deep enough because of the lack of genomic resources such as genome or transcriptome sequences. In the present research, de novo transcriptome(More)