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We propose a broad measure of liquidity for the overall financial market by exploiting its connection with the amount of arbitrage capital in the market and the potential impact on price deviations in US Treasurys. When arbitrage capital is abundant, we expect the arbitrage forces to smooth out the Treasury yield curve and keep the dispersion low. During(More)
Electrical and pharmacological stimulation methods are commonly used to study neuronal brain circuits in vivo, but are problematic, because electrical stimulation has limited specificity, while pharmacological activation has low temporal resolution. A recently developed alternative to these methods is the use of optogenetic techniques, based on the(More)
The binding interaction between alpinetin and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in physiological buffer solution (pH 7.4) was investigated by fluorescence, UV-vis spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. It was proved from fluorescence spectra that the fluorescence quenching of BSA by alpinetin was probably a result of the formation of(More)
Group III metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR4,7,8) are widely distributed in the basal ganglia. Injection of group III mGluR agonists into the striatopallidal complex alleviates parkinsonian symptoms in 6-hydroxydopamine-treated rats. In vitro rodent studies have suggested that this may be partly due to modulation of synaptic transmission at(More)
Airline alliances as means of collaboration among independent carriers are a growing trend in the industry. From a revenue management perspective, one of the most significant features of the alliances are codeshare itineraries by which independent airlines can collaboratively market and operate flights. Different from traditional, monopolistic airline(More)
The subthalamic nucleus (STN) receives a dopaminergic innervation from the substantia nigra pars compacta, but the role of this projection remains poorly understood, particularly in primates. To address this issue, we used immuno-electron microscopy to localize D1, D2, and D5 dopamine receptors in the STN of rhesus macaques and studied the(More)
A novel Gram-reaction-positive, aerobic and non-spore-forming rod-shaped bacterial strain, YS17T, was isolated from ripened Pu'er tea. Growth of the strain was observed at 15-50 °C (optimum 30-37 °C) and at pH 5.5-10.5 (optimum 6.0-9.5). Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the strain represented a member of the genus(More)
A novel Gram-staining-positive, aerobic, endospore-forming, rod-shaped bacterial strain, YN2T, was isolated from ripened Pu'er tea. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the strain represented a novel species of the genus Paenibacillus. The strains most closely related to strain YN2T were Paenibacillus vulneris JCM 18268T and(More)
Daunomycin (DM) is a clinically used antitumor anthracycline antibiotic, which is transported primarily by human serum albumin (HSA) in the blood. Binding characteristics are therefore of interest for both the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of DM. A new optical biosensor technique based on the resonant mirror was used to characterize interaction of(More)
UNLABELLED The role of the corticothalamic projection in the ventral motor thalamus remains poorly understood. Therefore, we studied the electrophysiological responses of neurons in the basal ganglia and cerebellar receiving-territories of the motor thalamus (BGMT and CbMT, respectively) using optogenetic activation of corticothalamic projections in awake(More)