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Cdc42Hs is involved in cytoskeletal reorganization and is required for neurite outgrowth in N1E-115 cells. To investigate the molecular mechanism by which Cdc42Hs regulates these processes, a search for novel Cdc42Hs protein partners was undertaken by yeast two-hybrid assay. Here, we identify the 58-kD substrate of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase(More)
We have investigated the role of the small GTP-binding protein Rho in cytokinesis by microinjecting an inhibitor, C3 ribosyltransferase, into cultured cells. Microinjection of C3 into prometaphase or metaphase normal rat kidney epithelial cells induced immediate and global cortical movement of actin toward the metaphase plate, without an apparent effect on(More)
Neural stem cells derived from both embryonic and adult brain can be cultured as neurospheres; a free floating 3-D aggregate of cells. Neurospheres represent a heterogenous mix of cells including neural stem and progenitor cells. In order to investigate the self-renewal, growth and differentiation of cells within neurospheres, it is crucial that individual(More)
The aim of this study is about tracing filamentary structures in both neuronal and retinal images. It is often crucial to identify single neurons in neuronal networks, or separate vessel tree structures in retinal blood vessel networks, in applications such as drug screening for neurological disorders or computer-aided diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.(More)
— Iterative decoding (ID) aided fast frequency hopping (FFH), M-ary frequency shift keying (MFSK) using clipped combining in multiple access (MA) channels is investigated. All users' data are convolutionally encoded and the encoded bits are interleaved and converted to M-ary symbols, which are transmitted using FFH-MFSK modulation. The soft metrics to be(More)
— In this contribution, we employ the Mellin transform to derive the expressions for probability density function (PDF) of the product of Rayleigh and Nakagami-m distributed random variables. We exploit the fact that the Mellin transform of a product of independent and identically distributed random variables is the product of the Mellin transforms of the(More)
Segmentation of cellular images presents a challenging task for computer vision, especially when the cells of irregular shapes clump together. Level set methods can segment cells with irregular shapes when signal-to-noise ratio is low, however they could not effectively segment cells that are clumping together. We perform topological analysis on the zero(More)
In the central nervous system (CNS), damaged axons are inhibited from regeneration by glial scars, where secreted chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) and tenascin repulse outgrowth of neurites, the forerunners of axons and dendrites. During differentiation, these molecules are thought to form boundaries for guiding neurons to their correct targets. In(More)
— The achievable performance of Reed Solomon (RS) coded slow frequency hopping (SFH) assisted M-ary frequency shift keying (MFSK) using various erasure insertion (EI) schemes is investigated, when communicating over uncorrelated Rayleigh fading channels in the presence of multitone jamming. Three different EI schemes are considered, which are based on the(More)
—We employ the Mellin transform to facilitate the bit error ratio (BER) analysis of a fast frequency hopping (FFH)-assisted, M-ary frequency-shift keying (MFSK) using product combining (PC) when the transmitted signal is subjected to both Rayleigh fading and partial-band noise jamming. Exploiting the fact that the Mellin transform of the product of(More)