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Allatotropin is a 13-residue amidated neuropeptide isolated from pharate adult heads of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta and strongly stimulates biosynthesis of juvenile hormones in adults, but not larval, lepidopteran corpora allata. From a Bombyx mori midgut cDNA library, a cDNA that encodes a 130-amino-acid polypeptide containing M. sexta allatotropin(More)
This study investigates how disembodiment--that is, transcendence of body constraints in cyberspace--in online chat affects social psychological well-being. The results demonstrate that disembodiment is a strong predictor of increased loneliness and depression, and decreased social support. However, the amount of chat use is a positive contributor to(More)
This study was designed to examine the role of issue involvement and the 3 components of the theory of planned behavior in predicting intentions to sign a cornea donor card. This study also compares viewers and nonviewers of an entertainment-education program in terms of issue involvement and the theory of planned behavior. The breakdown of effects for the(More)
In this paper, we present an energy- and area-efficient multithreading architecture for Multiple Instruction, Multiple Data (MIMD) ray tracing hardware targeted at low-power devices. Recent ray tracing hardware has predominantly adopted an MIMD approach for efficient parallel traversal of incoherent rays, and supports a multithreading scheme to hide latency(More)
Individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) induced by high calorie western diet are characterized by enhanced lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis in the liver. Stimulation of reductive amination may shift tricarboxylic acid cycle metabolism for lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis toward glutamate synthesis with increase of(More)