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AIM To study mRNA expression alteration of two-pore potassium channels in the brain of beta-amyloid peptide25-35 (beta-AP25-35)-induced memory impaired rats. METHODS Memory impairments induced in rats by single icv injection of beta-AP25-35 (2 mmol.L-1) 5 microL were assessed in the Morris water maze test. The mRNA expression levels of three two-pore(More)
—MapReduce is becoming the state-of-the-art computing paradigm for processing large-scale datasets on a large cluster with tens or thousands of nodes. It has been widely used in various fields such as e-commerce, Web search, social networks, and scientific computation. Understanding the characteristics of MapReduce workloads is the key to achieving better(More)
—Understanding the characteristics of MapReduce workloads in a Hadoop cluster is the key to making optimal configuration decisions and improving the system efficiency and throughput. However, workload analysis on a Hadoop cluster, especially in a large-scale e-commerce production environment, has not been well studied yet. In this paper, we performed a(More)
Rad/Rem/Gem/Kir (RGK) GTPases potently inhibit Ca(V)1 and Ca(V)2 (Ca(V)1-2) channels, a paradigm of ion channel regulation by monomeric G-proteins with significant physiological ramifications and potential biotechnology applications. The mechanism(s) underlying how RGK proteins inhibit I(Ca) is unknown, and it is unclear how key structural and regulatory(More)
Potassium currents generated by voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels comprising α-subunits from the Kv1, 2, and 3 subfamilies facilitate high-frequency firing of mammalian neurons. Within these subfamilies, only three α-subunits (Kv1.4, Kv3.3, and Kv3.4) generate currents that decay rapidly in the open state because an N-terminal ball domain blocks the(More)
AIMS KCNQ1-MinK potassium channel complexes (4alpha:2beta stoichiometry) generate IKs, the slowly activating human cardiac ventricular repolarization current. The MinK ancillary subunit slows KCNQ1 activation, eliminates its inactivation, and increases its unitary conductance. However, KCNQ1 transcripts outnumber MinK transcripts five to one in human(More)
Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) currents generated by N-type α-subunit homotetramers inactivate rapidly because an N-terminal ball domain blocks the channel pore after activation. Hence, the inactivation rate of heterotetrameric channels comprising both N-type and non-N-type (delayed rectifier) α-subunits depends upon the number of N-type α-subunits in the(More)