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Insect odorant binding proteins (OBPs) are the first components of the olfactory system to encounter and bind attractant and repellent odors emanating from various sources for presentation to olfactory receptors, which trigger relevant signal transduction cascades culminating in specific physiological and behavioral responses. For disease vectors,(More)
PURPOSE The development, implementation and validation of simple, flexible and efficient iterative image reconstruction (IIR) methods for their take-up in routine clinical positron emission tomography (PET) static or dynamic studies. PROCEDURES The ordered subsets (OS) technique applied for the acceleration of the maximum likelihood expectation(More)
BACKGROUND Dynamic positron emission tomography studies produce a large amount of image data, from which clinically useful parametric information can be extracted using tracer kinetic methods. Data reduction methods can facilitate the initial interpretation and visual analysis of these large image sequences and at the same time can preserve important(More)
The selectivity of certain benzophenones and their carbonyl N-analogues was investigated towards the human GSTP1-1 allozymes A, B and C involved in MDR. The allozymes were purified from extracts derived from E. coli harbouring the plasmids pEXP5-CT/TOPO-TA-hGSTP1*A, pOXO4-hGSTP1*B or pOXO4-hGSTP1*C. Compound screening with each allozyme activity indicated(More)
Glutathione transferases (GSTs) are cell detoxifiers involved in multiple drug resistance (MDR), hampering the effectiveness of certain anticancer drugs. To our knowledge, this is the first report on well-defined synthetic xanthones as GST inhibitors. Screening 18 xanthones revealed three derivatives bearing a bromomethyl and a methyl group (7) or two(More)
The MDR-involved human GSTA1-1, an important isoenzyme overexpressed in several tumors leading to chemotherapeutic-resistant tumour cells, has been targeted by 2,2'-dihydroxybenzophenones and some of their carbonyl N-analogues, as its potential inhibitors. A structure-based library of the latter was built-up by a nucleophilic cleavage of suitably(More)
An algorithm called Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory Networks (BLSTM) for processing sequential data is introduced. This supervised learning method trains a special recurrent neural network to use very long ranged symmetric sequence context using a combination of nonlinear processing elements and linear feedback loops for storing long-range context. The(More)
A preliminary study is presented on the potential role of similarity mapping (SM) in the evaluation of oncological dynamic18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography studies, mainly in lesion localisation and detectability. Similarity maps were calculated using previously described (correlation coefficient (COR) and normalised correlation(More)
UNLABELLED We have developed an integrated web-based relational database information system, which offers an extensive search functionality of validated entries containing available bioinformatics computing resources. This system, called MetaBasis, aims to provide the bioinformatics community, and especially newcomers to the field, with easy access to(More)
Much physiological and behavioral evidence has been provided suggesting that insect odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) are indispensable for odorant recognition and thus are appealing targets for structure-based discovery and design of novel host-seeking disruptors. Despite the fact that more than 60 putative OBP-encoding genes have been identified in the(More)