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Software architectures represent the design for describing the main parts of a software system. In software projects, different stakeholders with different roles may need to share the documentation generated during the project. Also, during the architecture construction phase we need to communicate the architecture to the stakeholders involved in the(More)
Adenosine receptors are G-protein coupled receptors which modulate neurotransmitter release, mainly glutamate. Adenosine A(1) and A(2A) receptors were studied in post-mortem human cortex in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-matched controls. Total adenosine A(1) receptor number, determined by radioligand binding assay, using [(3)H]DPCPX, was significantly(More)
Infection of calves with bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) results in transient immunosuppression that may lead to bacterium-induced pneumonia and, occasionally, death. Although sensory neurons in the trigeminal ganglia (TG) are the primary site of BHV-1 latency, viral genomes are detected in the tonsils of latently infected calves. Dexamethasone (DEX)(More)
The latency-related (LR) RNA encoded by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) is abundantly expressed and alternatively spliced in trigeminal ganglia. A mutant BHV-1 strain that contains three stop codons at the beginning of LR open reading frame (ORF)-2 (LR mutant virus) does not express ORF-2 or an adjacent reading frame that lacks an initiating ATG (RF-C). Calves(More)
During latency, the bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) latency-related (LR) RNA is abundantly expressed in neurons within trigeminal ganglia (TG). A LR mutant virus that does not express two LR proteins is unable to reactivate from latency following dexamethasone treatment. Increased infiltration of inflammatory cells occurs in TG of calves acutely infected with(More)
In this paper a series of new 3-[4-(3-substituted phenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-1-(benzo[b]thiophen-3-yl)propanol derivatives is presented as a new class of antidepressant drugs with dual activity at 5-HT1A serotonin receptors and serotonin transporter. The 5-HT1A receptor and 5-HT transporter binding affinities of hydroxylic compounds 4 a-e have been determined.(More)
Bovine herpes virus 1 (BHV-1), like other alpha-herpesvirinae subfamily members, establishes latency in sensory neurons. Periodically BHV-1 reactivates from latency, resulting in virus shedding and spread to uninfected cattle. Although reactivation from latency does not usually lead to recurrent disease, the latency-reactivation cycle is crucial for virus(More)
A series of new 3-[4-(aryl)piperazin-1-yl]-1-(benzo[b]thiophen-3-yl)propane derivatives were synthesized in an attempt to find a new class of antidepressant drugs with dual activity at 5-HT1A serotonin receptors and serotonin transporter. Title compounds were evaluated for in vitro activity on 5-HT1A receptor and 5-HT transporter. They show high nanomolar(More)
It has been suggested that the combination of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and a 5-HT1A receptor antagonist may facilitate the onset of the SSRIs antidepressant action. Accordingly, we describe the synthesis of a series of new 3-[(4-aryl)piperazin-1-yl]-1-arylpropane derivatives with structural modifications performed in Ar1, Ar2 and Z (Z(More)
BACKGROUND Current research in behavioral cardiology reveals a significant association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality; however, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We hypothesized that patients with PTSD would exhibit endothelial dysfunction, a potential mechanism(More)