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This paper addresses the problem of an efficient dispatch mechanism in an object-oriented system with multiple inheritance. The solution suggested is a direct table indexed branch such as is used in C++. The table slot assignments are made using a coloring algorithm. The method is applicable to strongly typed languages such as C++ (with multiple inheritance(More)
The Amyloid Hypothesis states that the cascade of events associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)-formation of amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, synaptic loss, neurodegeneration, and cognitive decline-are triggered by Aβ peptide dysregulation (Kakuda et al., 2006, Sato et al., 2003, Qi-Takahara et al., 2005). Since γ-secretase is critical for Aβ(More)
Previous studies by Papermaster and coworkers introduced the use of rhodopsin-green fluorescent protein (rho-GFP) fusion proteins in the construction of transgenic Xenopus laevis with retinal rod photoreceptor cell-specific transgene expression [Moritz et al., J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 28242-28251]. These pioneering studies have helped to develop the(More)
When neoplastic cells grow in confined spaces in vivo, they exert a finite force on the surrounding tissue resulting in the generation of solid stress. By growing multicellular spheroids in agarose gels of defined mechanical properties, we have recently shown that solid stress inhibits the growth of spheroids and that this growth-inhibiting stress ranges(More)
A screen of a library of synthetic drugs and natural product extracts identified a botanical extract that modulates the processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP) in cultured cells to produce a lowered ratio of amyloid-beta peptide (1-42) (Aβ42) relative to Aβ40. This profile is of interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The extract,(More)
Modulation of the gamma-secretase enzyme, which reduces the production of the amyloidogenic Aβ42 peptide while sparing the production of other Aβ species, is a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Satori has identified a unique class of small molecule gamma-secretase modulators (GSMs) capable of decreasing Aβ42 levels in(More)
γ-Secretase modulators (GSM), which reduce amyloidogenic Aβ(42) production while maintaining total Aβ levels, and Notch-sparing γ-secretase inhibitors (GSIs) are promising therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). To have a safety margin for therapeutic use, GSMs and GSIs need to allow Notch intracellular domain (NICD) production, while(More)
The crystal structures of rhodopsin depict the inactive conformation of rhodopsin in the dark. The 11-cis retinoid chromophore, the inverse agonist holding rhodopsin inactive, is well-resolved. Thr118 in helix 3 is the closest amino acid residue next to the 9-methyl group of the chromophore. The 9-methyl group of retinal facilitates the transition from an(More)
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