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We say that a function F (τ) obeys WDVV equations, if for a given invertible symmetric matrix η αβ and all τ ∈ T ⊂ R n , the expressions c α β γ (τ) = η αλ c λβγ (τ) = η αλ ∂ λ ∂ β ∂ γ F can be considered as structure constants of commutative associative algebra; the matrix η αβ inverse to η αβ determines an invariant scalar product on this algebra. A(More)
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a broadly expressed transmembrane protein that has a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). APP can be cleaved at multiple sites to generate a series of fragments including the amyloid β (Aβ) peptides and APP intracellular domain (AICD). Although Aβ peptides have been proposed to be the main(More)
BACKGROUND Growing evidence suggests that dysregulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-mediated glutamate neurotransmission may be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The NMDAR is a heteromeric protein complex consisting of subunits from three subfamilies (NR1, NR2A, 2B, 2C, 2D and NR3A, 3B). The unique ability of NR3A to modulate(More)
Electron recombination in liquid argon (LAr) is studied by means of charged particle tracks collected in various ICARUS liquid argon TPC prototypes. The dependence of the recombination on the particle stopping power has been fitted with a Birks functional dependence. The simulation of the process of electron recombination in Monte Carlo calculations is(More)
Signalling networks that control the life or death of a cell are of central interest in modern biology. While the defined roles of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway in regulating cell death have been well-established, additional factors that modulate JNK-mediated cell death have yet to be fully elucidated. To identify novel regulators of(More)
We present a technique that simulates wet garments for virtual humans with realistic folds and wrinkles. Our approach combines three new models to allow realistic simulation of wet garments: (1) a simplified saturation model that modifies the masses, (2) a nonlinear friction model derived from previously reported, real-world measurements, and (3) a wrinkle(More)
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinases (IRAKs) are crucial mediators of the IL-1R/TLR signaling pathways that regulate the immune and inflammation response in mammals. Recent studies also suggest a critical role of IRAKs in tumor development, though the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Pelle is the sole Drosophila IRAK homolog implicated in the(More)
—We introduce a non-uniform composition that integrates multiple rendering styles in a picture driven by an importance map. This map, either issued from saliency estimation or designed by a user, is introduced both in the creation of the multiple styles and in the final composition. Our approach accommodates a variety of stylization techniques, such as(More)
In this paper I give an explicit conformal field theory description of (2+1)-dimensional BTZ black hole entropy. In the boundary Liouville field theory I investigate the reducible Verma modules in the elliptic sector, which correspond to certain irreducible representations of the quantum algebra U q (sl 2) ⊙ U ˆ q (sl 2). I show that there are states that(More)