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Cell movement--for example, during embryogenesis or tumor metastasis--is a complex dynamical process resulting from an intricate interplay of multiple components of the cellular migration machinery. At first sight, the paths of migrating cells resemble those of thermally driven Brownian particles. However, cell migration is an active biological process(More)
The problem of assigning probability distributions which reflect the prior information available about experiments is one of the major stumbling blocks in the use of Bayesian methods of data analysis. In this paper the method of maximum (relative) entropy (ME) is used to translate the information contained in the known form of the likelihood into a prior(More)
Binding of small RNAs by the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of coliphage Qbeta was studied utilizing a fluorometric assay. A DNA oligonucleotide probe of sequence 5'-d(TTTTTCC) was 5'-end-labeled with pyrene. In this construct, the proximal thymine residues efficiently quench the fluorophore emission in solution. Upon stoichiometric binding of one probe per(More)
In the Biomedical Medical Research laboratory in St. Louis Missouri there is an ongoing project to characterize water diffusion in fixed baboon brain using diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging as a means of monitoring development throughout gestation. Magnetic resonance images can be made sensitive to diffusion by applying magnetic field gradients(More)
Lymphocyte stimulation by different stimulating agents was dose dependently inhibited by D-penicillamine (Metalcaptase-R). The influence of D-penicillamine on the lymphocyte metabolism after the stimulation was established, was time dependently reduced. After preincubation of lymphocytes with D-penicillamine the lymphocyte metabolism was dose dependently(More)
On the basis of Quantum-Monte-Carlo results the evolution of the spectral weight A(k, ω) of the two-dimensional Hubbard model is studied from insulating to metallic behavior. As observed in recent photoemission experiments for cuprates, the electronic excitations display essentially doping-independent features: a quasiparticle-like dispersive narrow band of(More)
Bayesian probability theory along with the maximum entropy concept is widely used for inferential problems, particularly to infer dynamic properties of strongly correlated fermion systems from Quantum-Monte-Carlo (QMC) imaginary time data. In current QMC-applications, however, the error-covariance of the QMC data is not treated consistently. Here we present(More)
Direct interaction between Maillard reaction products (MRPs) and nitric oxide (NO) has been suggested as a pathophysiological mechanism involved in enhanced diabetic arteriosclerosis. Only MRPs without structural characterization have been studied to date. Using chemically synthesized and analytically well defined individual MRPs, we investigated whether(More)