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Neuropeptides are an important class of molecules involved in diverse aspects of metazoan development and homeostasis. Insects are ideal model systems to investigate neuropeptide functions, and the major focus of insect neuropeptide research in the last decade has been on the identification of their receptors. Despite these vigorous efforts, receptors for(More)
Upon mating, females of many animal species undergo dramatic changes in their behavior. In Drosophila melanogaster, postmating behaviors are triggered by sex peptide (SP), which is produced in the male seminal fluid and transferred to female during copulation. SP modulates female behaviors via sex peptide receptor (SPR) located in a small subset of internal(More)
This paper proposes a bandwidth allocation system by using GVA (Generalized Vickrey Auction), which can be used for leasing lines, reselling lines, or allocating bandwidth to individual users. In the proposed system, network resources, which are composed of many links at various bandwidths, are regarded as multiple items with multiple units. It is described(More)
Routing with end-to-end Quality-of-Service (QoS) guarantees is a key to the widespread deployment of recent emerged services. Developing QoS routing algorithm in the network is an important open topic. This paper investigates the QoS routing related problems and proposes a Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Scheme (FPTAS) for QoS routing. In the proposed(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the genome sequence-specific positioning of nucleosomes is essential to understand various cellular processes, such as transcriptional regulation and replication. As a typical example, the 10-bp periodicity of AA/TT and GC dinucleotides has been reported in several species, but it is still unclear whether this feature can be(More)
Insect molting and metamorphosis are induced by steroid hormones named ecdysteroids, whose production is regulated by various neuropeptides. We cloned the gene and analyzed the expression of the prothoracicostatic peptide, a unique neuropeptide shown to suppress the production of ecdysteroids in the prothoracic gland of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. We also(More)
Ecdysis triggering hormones (ETHs) from endocrine Inka cells initiate the ecdysis sequence through action on central neurons expressing ETH receptors (ETHR) in model moth and dipteran species. We used various biochemical, molecular and BLAST search techniques to detect these signaling molecules in representatives of diverse arthropods. Using peptide(More)