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In this paper, we first propose three practical algorithms for linear complementarity problems, which are based on the polynomial time method of Kojima, Mizuno and Yoshise (5), and compare them by showing the computational complexities. Then we modify two of the algorithms in order to accelerate them. Through the computational experiments for three types of(More)
G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) is one of the most important targets for medicines. Homology modeling based on the crystal structure of bovine rhodopsin is currently the most frequently used method for GPCR targeted drug design. Information about residue-residue contacts and the structural specificity in the subfamily is essential for constructing more(More)
We developed a rapid single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection system named smart amplification process version 2 (SMAP 2). Because DNA amplification only occurred with a perfect primer match, amplification alone was sufficient to identify the target allele. To achieve the requisite fidelity to support this claim, we used two new and complementary(More)
The location of structural domains in proteins is predicted from the amino acid sequence, based on the analysis of a computed contact map for the protein, the average distance map (ADM). Interactions between residues i and j in a protein are subdivided into several ranges, according to the separation [i-j[ in the amino acid sequence. Within each range,(More)
CD4+ Th1 cells play a critical role in the induction of cell-mediated immune responses that are important for the eradication of intracellular pathogens. Peptide-25 is the major Th1 epitope for Ag85B of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is immunogenic in I-Ab mice. To elucidate the role of the TCR and IFN-gamma/IL-12 signals in Th1 induction, we generated TCR(More)
A similarity between average distance maps (Kikuchi et al., 1988a)--that is, predicted contact maps of two tertiary structurally homologous proteins--is examined. Comparisons of shapes of average distance maps (we refer to this as ADM) are made by superpositions of ADMs for two homologous proteins. Also, we compare shapes of actual contact maps for the pair(More)
Slow-tonic anterior latissimus dorsi (ALD) and fast-twitch posterior latissimus dorsi (PLD) muscles of 7 to 10-day-old White Leghorn chickens were crushed and allowed to be reinnervated by their own nerve, or crushed and transplanted to the other side and allowed to be reinnervated by the nerve of the side to which they were transplanted. Following(More)
It is a general notion that proteins with very similar three-dimensional structures would show very similar folding kinetics. However, recent studies reveal that the folding kinetic properties of some proteins contradict this thought (i.e., the members in a same protein family fold through different pathways). For example, it has been reported that some(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate factors that may improve the condition of a marginal kidney preserved with a normothermic solution following cardiac death (CD) in a model of rat kidney transplantation (RTx). METHODS Post-euthanasia, Lewis (LEW) donor rats were left for 1 h in a 23°C room. These critical kidney grafts were preserved in(More)