Shane Squires

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Uncoupling protein-3 (UCP-3) is a recently identified member of the mitochondrial transporter superfamily that is expressed predominantly in skeletal muscle. However, its close relative UCP-1 is expressed exclusively in brown adipose tissue, a tissue whose main function is fat combustion and thermogenesis. Studies on the expression of UCP-3 in animals and(More)
Boolean networks, widely used to model gene regulation, exhibit a phase transition between regimes in which small perturbations either die out or grow exponentially. We show and numerically verify that this phase transition in the dynamics can be mapped onto a static percolation problem which predicts the long-time average Hamming distance between perturbed(More)
With increasing availability of multimodality imaging systems, high-resolution anatomical images can be used to guide the reconstruction of emission tomography studies. By measuring reader performance on a lesion detection task, this study investigates the improvement in image-quality due to use of prior anatomical knowledge, for example organ or lesion(More)
Networks in nature are often formed within a spatial domain in a dynamical manner, gaining links and nodes as they develop over time. Motivated by the growth and development of neuronal networks, we propose a class of spatially-based growing network models and investigate the resulting statistical network properties as a function of the dimension and(More)
The sensitivities of Giemsa, immunofluorescence, and immunoperoxidase staining for the detection of Chlamydia psittaci inclusions in conjunctival scrapings and in irradiated McCoy cell monolayers were compared. Conjunctival specimens were obtained from a cat colony in which a trachoma-like disease, feline chlamydial keratoconjunctivitis, was endemic. The(More)
Percolation, the formation of a macroscopic connected component, is a key feature in the description of complex networks. The dynamical properties of a variety of systems can be understood in terms of percolation, including the robustness of power grids and information networks, the spreading of epidemics and forest fires, and the stability of gene(More)
We compare the image quality of SPECT reconstruction with and without an anatomical prior. Area under the localization-response operating characteristic (LROC) curve is our figure of merit. Simulated Ga-67 citrate images, a SPECT lymph-nodule imaging agent, were generated using the MCAT digital phantom. Reconstructed images were read by human(More)