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Currently, the information technology industry has stepped into the storage era from the computing era in a way, which makes mass storage a trend. Distributed storage systems, which disperse a data file into cheap storage nodes (small servers or PCs) across wide areas in such a way that a data collector can retrieve the data from nearby nodes, are suitable(More)
Recently, we identified 1-aminoanthracene as a fluorescent general anesthetic. To investigate the mechanism of action, a photoactive analogue, 1-azidoanthracene, was synthesized. Administration of 1-azidoanthracene to albino stage 40-47 tadpoles was found to immobilize animals upon near-UV irradiation of the forebrain region. The immobilization was often(More)
A hallmark pathological feature of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain is the presence of senile plaques, which comprise amyloid β (Aβ) peptides that are derived from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). The plaque-containing AD brain is thought to be under oxidative stress, as evidenced by increased lipid oxidation products that include isoprostane-F2αIII(More)
The HIV-1 capsid (CA) protein plays essential roles in both early and late stages of virl replication and has emerged as a novel drug target. We report hybrid structure-based virtual screening to identify small molecules with the potential to interact with the N-terminal domain (NTD) of HIV-1 CA and disrupt early, preintegration steps of the HIV-1(More)
The stability of the HIV-1 core in the cytoplasm is crucial for productive HIV-1 infection. Mutations that stabilize or destabilize the core showed defects on HIV-1 reverse transcription and infection. We developed a novel and simple assay to measure the stability of in vitro-assembled HIV-1 CA-NC complexes. The assay allowed us to demonstrate that(More)
Dopamine receptors play an integral role in controlling brain physiology. Importantly, subtype selective agonists and antagonists of dopamine receptors with biased signaling properties have been successful in treating psychiatric disorders with a low incidence of side effects. To this end, we recently designed and developed SK609, a dopamine D3 receptor(More)
Efficient synthetic routes to the four isomers 17b-20b of the title ketone are described. Entry begins from the Wieland-Miescher homologue 3 whose pair of carbonyl groups are amenable to regiochemical manipulation. The compositions of the reaction mixtures generated under kinetic or thermodynamic control were defined by (1)H NMR analysis subsequent to(More)
A series of derivatives of the known thromboxane A2 prostanoid (TP) receptor antagonists, 3-(6-((4-chlorophenyl)sulfonamido)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)propanoic acid and 3-(3-(2-((4-chlorophenyl)sulfonamido)ethyl)phenyl) propanoic acid, were synthesized in which the carboxylic acid functional group was replaced with substituted(More)
Differential synthetic access to an advanced C26-C40 northern hemisphere fragment of spirastrellolide B and to a related [5,5,7]-bis-spiroketal analogue from a common intermediate has been achieved. Central to this venture is the regiocontrolled functionalization of a C(31-32) alkyne, exploiting different transition metal catalysts (cf. Pt(II) and Au(I)).