Samuel Patton

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Porphyrinic sensors were used for the in situ monitoring of nitric oxide release and diffusion in the endothelial cell, as well as its subsequent diffusion from the endothelial cell through the muscle cells found in the rabbit aorta. The experimental data was compared with that predicted based on Fick's equation for linear diffusion. A time delay of 1.5 s(More)
BABAR, the detector for the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric eþe B Factory operating at the Uð4SÞ resonance, was designed to allow comprehensive studies of CP-violation in B-meson decays. Charged particle tracks are measured in a multi-layer silicon vertex tracker surrounded by a cylindrical wire drift chamber. Electromagnetic showers from electrons and photons are(More)
NO alters contractile and relaxant properties of the heart. However, it is not known whether changes in ventricular loading conditions affect cardiac NO synthesis. To understand this potential contractile-relaxant autoregulatory mechanism, production of cardiac NO in response to mechanical stimuli was measured in vivo using a porphyrinic sensor placed in(More)
We report a vulnerability to network signature-based IDS which we have tested using Snort and we call “Squealing”. This vulnerability has significant implications since it can easily be generalized to any IDS. The vulnerability of signature-based IDS to high false positive rates has been welldocumented but we go further to show (at a high level) how packets(More)
BACKGROUND Constitutive nitric oxide synthase (cNOS) may produce species involved in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury: NO in the presence of sufficient L-arginine and superoxide at the diminished local L-arginine concentration accompanying I/R. METHODS AND RESULTS During hindlimb I/R (2.5 hours/2 hours), in vivo NO was continuously monitored (porphyrinic(More)
Constitutive nitric oxide synthase (cNOS) with insufficient cofactor (6R)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin (H4B) may generate damaging superoxide (O2-). This study was designed to determine whether cNOS-dependent generation of O2- occurs in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) before the onset of hypertension. Aortas from 4-wk-old SHR and Wistar-Kyoto rats were(More)
Nitric oxide is a short-lived radical involved in various biological processes. We have used an electrochemical microsensor to detect nitric oxide signals in blood vessels of healthy volunteers. The sensor was inserted into a hand vein, and the vessel was stimulated with acetylcholine or bradykinin. Dose-dependent signals were detected and were attenuated(More)
We present for the first time direct continuous assay of NO concentration (porphyrinic sensor) in the lung parenchyma of Sprague-Dawley rats in vivo during endotoxemia. Intravenous infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 2 mg x kg(-1) x min(-1) for 10 minutes) stimulated an acute burst of NO from constitutive NO synthase (NOS) that peaked 10 to 15 minutes(More)
The BABAR database, based upon the Objectivity OO database management system, has been in production since early 1999. It has met its initial design requirements which were to accommodate a 100Hz event rate from the experiment at a scale of 200TB per year. However, with increased luminosity and changes in the physics requirements, these requirements have(More)