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Heterotrimeric G-proteins (α, β and γ subunits) are primarily involved in diverse signaling processes by transducing signals from an activated transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) to appropriate downstream effectors within cells. The role of α and β G-protein subunits in salinity and heat stress has been reported but the regulation of γ subunit(More)
CONTEXT Foot infection is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus in the Caribbean. Diabetic foot infections place a heavy burden on health care resources in the Caribbean. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the treatment-related costs for diabetic foot infections in a Caribbean nation. METHODS We identified all patients with diabetic foot infections in a(More)
The p68, a prototypic member of DEAD-box protein family, is involved in pre-mRNA splicing, RNA-induced silencing and transcription regulation. However, the role of plant p68 in stress tolerance and molecular targets responsible for this has not been reported. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of salinity-induced pea p68 (Psp68). The(More)
Rapid production of doubled haploids (DHs) through androgenesis is an important and promising method for genetic improvement of crop plants. Through androgenesis complete homozygous plants can be produced within a year compared to long inbreeding methods that may take several years and costly. Significant advantage of androgenesis is that it not only speeds(More)
Mapping of software onto hardware elements under platform resource constraints is a crucial step in the design of embedded systems. As embedded systems are increasingly integrating both safety-critical and non-safety critical software functionalities onto a shared hardware platform, a dependability driven integration is desirable. Such an integration(More)
Embedded systems increasingly encompass both dependability and responsiveness requirements. While sophisticated techniques exist , on a discrete basis, for both dependability/fault-tolerance (FT) and real-time (RT), the composite considerations for FT+RT are still evolving. Obviously the different objectives needed for FT and RT make composite optimization(More)
The integrated EU-project DECOS aims at the provision of enabling technologies to move from federated to integrated distributed architectures in order to reduce development, validation and maintenance costs, and to increase the dependability of embedded applications in various application domains. A major concern is the development of an integrated(More)
Design of large dependable real-time embedded systems relies on integration of software elements onto a set of hardware nodes. In this paper an overall process of how to generate a Platform Specific Model (PSM) from a set of Platform Independent Models (PIM) and a hardware resource description is presented in the course of designing such embedded systems.(More)
Data mining is a relatively new and promising field of computer science. It is used for extracting valuable information or knowledge from large database. Data mining requires searching for frequent patterns from large database. Frequent substructure mining is also denoted by graph mining. Some of the graph mining algorithms were Apriori based and path(More)
Automotive software systems are becoming increasingly complex, driven both by advances in technology and by demands for more powerful applications. The design of such complex systems calls for advanced techniques in requirements engineering. This paper is concerned with developing and validating a new concept in order to elicit and specify user requirements(More)