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Scopolamine in acute intramuscular doses of 0.25-0.75 mg reduced the P2-N3 flash-VEP amplitude and, in the quantitative EEG, the 8.5-12.0 Hz power and total power in 8 healthy young male volunteers. The effects on flash-VEP and EEG total power were dose dependent and were evident 30 min and 90 min respectively after drug administration, regardless of dose.… (More)

- Gerardo Cristofano, Vincenzo Marotta, Adele Naddeo, Giuliano Niccoli
- 2004

We show how the recently proposed effective theory for a Quantum Hall system at " paired states " filling ν = 1 [1][2], the twisted model (TM), well adapts to describe the phenomenology of Josephson Junction ladders (JJL) in the presence of impurities. In particular we focus on " closed " geometries which appear promising as " protected " qubits [3] for the… (More)

- V Marotta, A Sciarrino
- 1998

Crystal tensor operators, which tranform under U q→0 (sl(2)), in analogous way as the vectors of the crystal basis, are introduced. The Wigner-Eckart theorem for the crystal tensor is defined: the selection rules depend on the initial state and on the component of the tensor operator; the transition amplitudes to the states of the same final irreducible… (More)

- V Marotta, A Sciarrino
- 1996

The correlation function of the product of N generalized vertex operators satisfies an infinite set of Ward identities, related to a W ∞ algebra, whose extension out of the mass shell gives rise to equations which can be considered as a generalization of the compactified Calogero-Sutherland (CS) hamiltonians. In particular the wave function of the ground… (More)

Liver metastases occur in 46-93% of patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Presence and extension of liver metastases are considered important prognostic factors, as they may significantly impair the patient's quality of life, because of either tumor bulk or hormonal hypersecretion. Therapies for NEN liver metastases include surgical resection,… (More)

- Gerardo Cristofano, Vincenzo Marotta, Petter Minnhagen, Adele Naddeo, Giuliano Niccoli
- 2006

Following a suggestion given in [1], we show how the U(1)⊗Z 2 symmetry of the fully frustrated XY (FFXY) model on a square lattice can be accounted for in the framework of the m-reduction procedure developed for a Quantum Hall system at " paired states " fillings ν = 1 [2, 3]. The resulting twisted conformal field theory (CFT) with central charge c = 2 is… (More)

- Gerardo Cristofano, Vincenzo Marotta, Giuliano Niccoli
- 2004

We found some identities among η-functions of Dedekind, the characters of the W m algebra and those of the level 1 affine Lie algebra su(m) 1. They allow to characterize the Z m-orbifold of the m-component free bosons u(1) Km,p (our theory TM) as an extension of the full degenerate representations of W (m) 1+∞. In particular TM is proven to be a Γ 0… (More)

- Luigi Cappiello, Gerardo Cristofano, Giuseppe Maiella, Vincenzo Marotta
- 2002

We argue that a system of interacting D-branes, generalizing a recent proposal, can be modelled as a Quantum Hall fluid. We show that tachyon condensation in such a system is equivalent to one particle tunnelling. In a conformal field theory effective description , that induces a transition from a theory with central charge c = 2 to a theory with c = 3/2,… (More)

- Gerardo Cristofano, Giuseppe Maiella, Vincenzo Marotta
- 2000

We extend the construction of the effective conformal field theory for the Jain hierarchical fillings proposed in [7] to the description of a quantum Hall fluid at non standard fillings ν = m pm+2. The chiral primary fields are found by using a procedure which induces twisted boundary conditions on the m scalar fields; they appear as composite operators of… (More)

CDKN1B encodes the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27/Kip1. CDKN1B mutations and polymorphisms are involved in tumorigenesis; specifically, the V109G single nucleotide polymorphism has been linked to different tumours with controversial results. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome, characterized by the… (More)