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Visual and somesthetic cues are used for spatial processing in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) of the mammalian brain. In rats, somatic information collected by the mystacial whiskers is critically involved in constructing a neural representation of the external space. Here, we delineated the topography of the cortical pathway from the primary(More)
This paper proposes a novel way of automatically developing data warehouse configuration in rule-based CRM systems. Rule-based CRM systems assume that marketing activities are represented as a set of IF-THEN rules. Currently, to provide good quality CRM functionalities, CRM systems seek to combine conventional CRM methodologies with data warehousing(More)
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) alter gene expression epigenetically by interfering with the normal functions of HDAC. Given their ability to decrease Aβ levels, HDACIs are a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it is unclear how HDACIs alter Aβ levels. We developed two novel HDAC inhibitors with improved pharmacological(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc dependent endopeptidases that can be released from neurons in an activity dependent manner to play a role in varied forms of learning and memory. MMP inhibitors impair hippocampal long term potentiation (LTP), spatial memory, and behavioral correlates of drug addiction. Since MMPs are thought to influence LTP(More)
The epithalamic lateral nucleus of the habenula (LHb) plays a key role in regulating firing of dopamine and serotonin neurons in the midbrain and is thereby involved in various cognitive and affective behaviors. It is not yet clear, however, from where the LHb receives cognitive and affective information relevant to its regulation of the midbrain(More)
We recently discovered elevated β-secretase 1 (BACE1) activity in brains with sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD). Moreover, we also found high levels of BACE1 enzymatic activity in the cerebrospinal fluid from patients with both mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD. These results suggest that elevation of BACE1 enzymatic activity may occur early or may(More)
Seizures have been reported to modify neural development in the immature brain. In this study, we attempted to determine whether pentylenetetrazol (a GABAergic receptor antagonist, PTZ)-induced seizures influence cell proliferation in zebrafish larvae (5 and 15 days of post-fertilization), using bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) to label dividing cells. In the(More)
An ontology-based product-recommender system can help catalog administrators in B2B marketplaces maintain up-to-date product databases by acquiring mapping information between the new product data and existing data. The proposed approach is keyword-based and independent of the underlying physical structure of product ontology. With a Bayesian belief network(More)
Our recent study demonstrated that an amyloid-β binding molecule, BTA-EG4, increases dendritic spine number via Ras-mediated signaling. To potentially optimize the potency of the BTA compounds, we synthesized and evaluated an amyloid-β binding analog of BTA-EG4 with increased solubility in aqueous solution, BTA-EG6. We initially examined the effects of(More)