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Streptozotocin (STZ) and alloxan (ALX) are potent diabetogens in different species of laboratory animals. Here, we describe differential in vitro effects of STZ and ALX on beta-cell molecules that are essential for glucose transport and metabolism, the glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2) and glucokinase (GK), respectively. Incubation of isolated pancreatic islets(More)
Recent investigations into grounded models of language have shown that holistic views of language and perception can provide higher performance than independent views. In this work, we improve a two-dimensional multi-modal version of Latent Dirichlet Allocation (Andrews et al., 2009) in various ways. (1) We outperform text-only models in two different(More)
Type I diabetes is considered a multifactorial autoimmune process initiated by an environmental factor. There is evidence that reactive oxygen species are involved in destructing insulin-producing beta-cells. In mice, reactive oxygen species and nitric monoxide contribute to beta-cell damage in the non-obese diabetic strain developing spontaneously diabetes(More)
This paper presents an analysis of semantic association norms for German nouns. In contrast to prior studies, we not only collected associations elicited by written representations of target objects but also by their pictorial representations. In a first analysis, we identified systematic differences in the type and distribution of associate responses for(More)
This article presents clustering experiments on German verbs: A statistical grammar model for German serves as the source for a distributional verb description at the lexical syntax–semantics interface, and the unsupervised clustering algorithm k-means uses the empirical verb properties to perform an automatic induction of verb classes. Various evaluation(More)
This paper discusses the role of morphological and syntactic information in the automatic acquisition of semantic classes for Catalan adjectives, using decision trees as a tool for exploratory data analysis. We show that a simple mapping from the derivational type to the semantic class achieves 70.1% accuracy; syntactic function reaches a slightly higher(More)