University of Texas at San Antonio

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Organization: University of Texas at San Antonio
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. pmc Core genome components and lineage specific expansions in malaria parasites plasmodium
    Hong Cai
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:S13. 2010
  2. pmc An exact formulation of hyperdynamics simulations
    L Y Chen
    Department of Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249 0697, USA
    J Chem Phys 126:224103. 2007
  3. ncbi The cost of event-based prospective memory: salient target events
    Rebekah E Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 33:734-46. 2007
  4. ncbi Surface arsenic speciation of a drinking-water treatment residual using X-ray absorption spectroscopy
    Konstantinos C Makris
    Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Colloid Interface Sci 311:544-50. 2007
  5. ncbi Optical properties of ocular tissues in the near infrared region
    Dhiraj K Sardar
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 0697, USA
    Lasers Med Sci 22:46-52. 2007
  6. ncbi Heart period variability in trauma patients may predict mortality and allow remote triage
    William H Cooke
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 77:1107-12. 2006
  7. ncbi Breast cancer disparities and decision-making among U.S. women
    Georgia N L Johnston Polacek
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas, San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 65:158-65. 2007
  8. ncbi The source of adult age differences in event-based prospective memory: a multinomial modeling approach
    Rebekah E Smith
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:623-35. 2006
  9. ncbi The impact of self-construal on aesthetic preference for angular versus rounded shapes
    Yinlong Zhang
    University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:794-805. 2006
  10. ncbi What does it take to implicitly prime low-frequency category exemplars?
    R Reed Hunt
    Psychology Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249 0641, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:249-58. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Biomechanical Mechanisms of Artery Tortuosity
    Hai Chao Han; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Circuit Weight Training and Blood Pressure Regulation in Prehypertension
    William Cooke; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. CORE C: IMAGING CORE
    Charles J Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. NEOSTRIATAL CHOLINERGIC INTERNEURONS FIRING PATTERNS
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. NEURONAL ORGANIZATION OF BASAL GANGLIA
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. NEOSTRIATAL CHOLINERGIC INTERNEURONS FIRING PATTERNS
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2001
  7. NEURONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BASAL GANGLIA
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 1999
  8. Post-Mi Exercise, Myocardial Remodeling and Function
    John Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2006
  9. Mechanisms of Synchrony in Striatal Cholinergic Neurons
    Joshua Goldberg; Fiscal Year: 2006
  10. Control of GnRH neurons by excitatory circuitry
    KELLY J SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2010

Scientific Experts

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Publications62

  1. pmc Core genome components and lineage specific expansions in malaria parasites plasmodium
    Hong Cai
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:S13. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc An exact formulation of hyperdynamics simulations
    L Y Chen
    Department of Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249 0697, USA
    J Chem Phys 126:224103. 2007
    ..With very modest computing effort, we are able to characterize its diffusion pathways in the exchange-with-the-substrate and hop-over-the-bridge mechanisms...
  3. ncbi The cost of event-based prospective memory: salient target events
    Rebekah E Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 33:734-46. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi Surface arsenic speciation of a drinking-water treatment residual using X-ray absorption spectroscopy
    Konstantinos C Makris
    Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Colloid Interface Sci 311:544-50. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi Optical properties of ocular tissues in the near infrared region
    Dhiraj K Sardar
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 0697, USA
    Lasers Med Sci 22:46-52. 2007
    ..A comparison between the optical characterization of human and bovine ocular samples was also made...
  6. ncbi Heart period variability in trauma patients may predict mortality and allow remote triage
    William H Cooke
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 77:1107-12. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that survival is associated with low relative HF/LF, and death is associated with high relative HF/LF...
  7. ncbi Breast cancer disparities and decision-making among U.S. women
    Georgia N L Johnston Polacek
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas, San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 65:158-65. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi The source of adult age differences in event-based prospective memory: a multinomial modeling approach
    Rebekah E Smith
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:623-35. 2006
    ..The modeling results, as well as more traditional analyses, indicate age differences in the resource-demanding prospective component...
  9. ncbi The impact of self-construal on aesthetic preference for angular versus rounded shapes
    Yinlong Zhang
    University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:794-805. 2006
    ..These hypotheses were largely confirmed in a field study that classified logos from a variety of countries and two experiments in which self-construal was experimentally primed...
  10. ncbi What does it take to implicitly prime low-frequency category exemplars?
    R Reed Hunt
    Psychology Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249 0641, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:249-58. 2006
    ..The second 2 experiments show that low-frequency instances can be primed, but the prior experience must bias the comprehension of the category label, not the exemplar...
  11. ncbi Engineered nanoparticles as precise drug delivery systems
    T C Yih
    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA
    J Cell Biochem 97:1184-90. 2006
    ..Also, this article presents a closer look at the advances, current challenges, and future direction of nanoparticles drug delivery systems...
  12. ncbi Auditory feedback in music performance: the role of melodic structure and musical skill
    Peter Q Pfordresher
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 0652, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 31:1331-45. 2005
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  13. ncbi Tracking thymocyte migration in situ
    Colleen M Witt
    Division of Immunology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 479 Life Sciences Addition, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Semin Immunol 17:421-30. 2005
    ..In this review we discuss this interdisciplinary approach and the promise it holds for the study of thymocyte migration in situ...
  14. ncbi Changes of opening angle in hypertensive and hypotensive arteries in 3-day organ culture
    Hai Chao Han
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Biomech 39:2410-8. 2006
    ..In comparison, hypotensive pressure has little effect on arterial opening angle and cell proliferation...
  15. ncbi Prospective memory: the relative effects of encoding, retrieval, and the match between encoding and retrieval
    Brenda Hannon
    University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Memory 15:572-604. 2007
    ....
  16. pmc A biomechanical model of artery buckling
    Hai Chao Han
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Biomedical Engineering Program, UTSA UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Biomech 40:3672-8. 2007
    ..The current model is also applicable to veins and ureters...
  17. ncbi Analysing the performance of personal computers based on Intel microprocessors for sequence aligning bioinformatics applications
    Pradeep S Nair
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Int J Bioinform Res Appl 3:187-205. 2007
    ..Results indicate that these benchmarks have a large number of recurring operations and use memory operations extensively. It seems that the performance can be improved with a bigger L1-cache...
  18. pmc Acculturation, childhood trauma and the cortisol awakening response in Mexican-American adults
    Deborah Mangold
    The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Horm Behav 58:637-46. 2010
    ..Both moderate and higher levels of exposure to early trauma were associated with an attenuated CAR. However, greater exposure to both risk factors was only incrementally worse than exposure to either one...
  19. pmc Free-energy landscape of glycerol permeation through aquaglyceroporin GlpF determined from steered molecular dynamics simulations
    L Y Chen
    Department of Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, United States
    Biophys Chem 151:178-80. 2010
    ..The results of this new SMD-BD-FDT study are in agreement with the experimental data and with the ABF results...
  20. pmc Canadian global village reality: anthropometric surrogate cutoffs and metabolic abnormalities among Canadians of East Asian, South Asian, and European descent
    Meizi He
    University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Health and Kinesiology, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Can Fam Physician 56:e174-82. 2010
    ....
  21. doi Screen-related sedentary behaviors: children's and parents' attitudes, motivations, and practices
    Meizi He
    Public Health Research, Education and Development Program, Middlesex London Health Unit, Ontario, Canada
    J Nutr Educ Behav 42:17-25. 2010
    ..To investigate school-aged children's and parents' attitudes, social influences, and intentions toward excessive screen-related sedentary behavior (S-RSB)...
  22. doi Boolean derivatives with application to edge detection for imaging systems
    Sos S Agaian
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern 40:371-82. 2010
    ..In order to make quantitative comparisons, two quantitative measures are used: one based on the recovery of the original image from the output edge map and the Pratt's figure of merit...
  23. doi Differential neonatal and postneonatal infant mortality rates across US counties: the role of socioeconomic conditions and rurality
    P Johnelle Sparks
    Department of Demography and Organization Studies, College of Public Policy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78209 USA
    J Rural Health 25:332-41. 2009
    ..To examine differences in correlates of neonatal and postneonatal infant mortality rates, across counties, by degree of rurality...
  24. pmc A systems biology approach to the identification and analysis of transcriptional regulatory networks in osteocytes
    Angela K Dean
    Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 10:S5. 2009
    ..Identifying the regulatory networks in osteocytes may lead to new therapies for osteoporosis and loss of bone...
  25. doi Causes and consequences of woody plant encroachment into western North American grasslands
    O W Van Auken
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 0062, USA
    J Environ Manage 90:2931-42. 2009
    ..Modification and perhaps reversal of the changes in these former grassland communities will be an arduous, continuing and perhaps impossible management task...
  26. doi One size does not fit all: an examination of low birthweight disparities among a diverse set of racial/ethnic groups
    P Johnelle Sparks
    Department of Demography and Organization Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:769-79. 2009
    ..More attention must be given to the specific mechanisms linking maternal risk factors to poor birth outcomes for specific racial/ethnic groups...
  27. doi 'Mommy knows best': parents' perceptions of their infant's health
    Patrice Johnelle Sparks
    Department of Demography and Organization Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Child Health Care 13:63-74. 2009
    ..The results indicate that prior diagnoses of health conditions, interaction with the health care system, parents' assessment of their own health and poverty status influence how parents determine their child's health status...
  28. doi Concurrent validity of the tower tasks as measures of executive function in adults: a meta-analysis
    Jeremy R Sullivan
    University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78207 4415, USA
    Appl Neuropsychol 16:62-75. 2009
    ..Further, adults with various disorders of presumed neurological basis demonstrate impaired performance on tower tasks. Implications for the use of tower tasks in practice and research are discussed...
  29. doi Effect of 5-azacytidine on the methylation aspects of NMDA receptor NR2B gene in the cultured cortical neurons of mice
    C R Marutha Ravindran
    Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One University Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Neurochem Res 34:342-50. 2009
    ..Our experimental results demonstrate that the methylation in the CpG islands of the NR2B gene may not be site specific or region specific in the cultured cortical neurons of mice...
  30. doi Anti-cancer potential of gold complexes
    E R T Tiekink
    Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78249 0698, USA
    Inflammopharmacology 16:138-42. 2008
    ..are being developed. Supporting many investigations are studies of mechanistic aspects of gold compounds but a clear understanding of the mechanism of action of these compounds has yet to be delineated...
  31. ncbi Prediction of the left ventricular ejection fraction improvement using echocardiography and mechanical modeling
    Hai Chao Han
    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:718-21. 2005
  32. ncbi Developmental mentoring match characteristics: correspondence between mentors' and mentees' assessments of relationship quality
    Michael J Karcher
    College of Education and Human Development, University of Texas, 501 West Durango Blvd, Office 4 314, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
    J Prim Prev 26:93-110. 2005
    ..Coordinators will benefit from the knowledge that if mentors feel efficacious and if the mentoring relationship is strong, mentors are more likely to persist...
  33. ncbi Efficacy of brief couples support groups developed to manage the stress of in vitro fertilization treatment
    Mary Ellen McNaughton-Cassill
    Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:1060-6. 2002
    ..To assess the efficacy of brief couples support groups offered concurrently with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment...
  34. ncbi Self-association of helical peptides in a lipid environment
    Robert Renthal
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Protein Chem 21:255-64. 2002
    ..This suggests that the alanine patch contributes about 1.5 Kcal/mol more stabilization free energy to dimer formation of L18A6 compared to L24...
  35. ncbi Changes in LPLa and reverse cholesterol transport variables during 24-h postexercise period
    John Q Zhang
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 283:E267-74. 2002
    ..Furthermore, in the sedentary population with or without HTG, the variables related to RCT do not change during the 24-h period after exercise...
  36. ncbi Leadership styles and occupational stress among college athletic directors: the moderating effect of program goals
    Todd A Ryska
    College of Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Psychol 136:195-213. 2002
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of person-environment fit theory (J. R. P. French, R. D. Caplan, & R. V. Harrison, 1982) and the notion of perceived control within the occupational setting...
  37. ncbi The role of collagen in determining bone mechanical properties
    X Wang
    Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Orthop Res 19:1021-6. 2001
    ..These results suggest that the collagen network plays an important role in the toughness of bone, but has little effect on the stiffness of bone, thereby supporting the hypothesis of this study...
  38. ncbi Factor analysis of variability measures in eight independent samples of children and adults
    T R Coyle
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 78:330-58. 2001
    ..Based on this evidence, three recommendations for researchers studying strategy variability are described...
  39. ncbi Water and carboxyl group environments in the dehydration blueshift of bacteriorhodopsin
    R Renthal
    Division of Life Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio 78249, USA
    Photochem Photobiol 72:714-8. 2000
    ..A possible mechanism is suggested that links dissociation of water in the proton uptake channel to the environmental change at the Schiff base site...
  40. ncbi Air righting: role of the NMDA receptor channel and hippocampal LTP
    M J Wayner
    Division of Life Sciences, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249 0662, USA
    Physiol Behav 69:505-10. 2000
    ..Air righting is a complex behavior and appears to be dependent upon NMDA mediated hippocampal LTP...
  41. ncbi Development of brief stress management support groups for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment
    M E McNaughton-Cassill
    Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    Fertil Steril 74:87-93. 2000
    ..To develop and assess the efficacy of couples stress management groups offered concurrently with IVF treatment...
  42. ncbi A new model for the K+-induced macromolecular structure of guanosine 5'-monophosphate in solution
    J A Walmsley
    Division of Earth and Physical Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio 78249, USA
    Biochemistry 38:14063-8. 1999
    ..They are interacting with the phosphates as well. Integration data from the largest sized species give an estimate of 14.3 +/- 1.1 residues in a helical structure...
  43. ncbi Biochemistry and pharmacology of rabbit cardiac growth hormone (GH) receptors
    L S Haro
    Division of Life Sciences, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249 0662, USA
    Mol Cell Endocrinol 152:179-87. 1999
    ..These data indicate that the cardiac GH receptors are pharmacologically distinct and that there is a M(r) heterogeneity in the [125I]hGH receptor complexes...
  44. ncbi Divalent metal cation chelators enhance chromatographic separation of structurally similar macromolecules: separation of human growth hormone isoforms
    L S Haro
    Division of Life Sciences, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249 0609, USA
    J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl 720:39-47. 1998
    ..The inclusion of metal chelators in chromatographic buffers to alter the charge and/or size of proteins by stripping their metals may be a generally useful strategy in their fractionation...
  45. ncbi Neurorespiratory pattern of gill and lung ventilation in the decerebrate spontaneously breathing tadpole
    M J Gdovin
    Division of Life Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 78249, USA
    Respir Physiol 113:135-46. 1998
    ..The results document the neural, muscular, and mechanical characteristics of gill and lung ventilation in the tadpole, and establish bursting activity in SN II as a specific marker for lung ventilation in the metamorphic tadpole...
  46. ncbi X-chromosome inactivation during spermatogenesis is regulated by an Xist/Tsix-independent mechanism in the mouse
    John R McCarrey
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA
    Genesis 34:257-66. 2002
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  47. ncbi An integrin binding peptide reduces rat CA1 hippocampal long-term potentiation during the first few minutes following theta burst stimulation
    Richard G LeBaron
    Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Neurosci Lett 339:199-202. 2003
    ..We conclude that RGD-binding integrins involved in LTP are only momentarily responsive to peptide-mediated antagonism in the first few minutes following TBS...
  48. ncbi The impact of gender role ideology, male expectancies, and acculturation on wife abuse
    Juanita M Firestone
    Department of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 26:549-64. 2003
  49. ncbi Fate and bioavailability of arsenic in organo-arsenical pesticide-applied soils. Part-I: incubation study
    Dibyendu Sarkar
    Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78249 0663, United States
    Chemosphere 60:188-95. 2005
    ..Results also indicate that the use of organic arsenicals as pesticides in mineral soils may not be a safe practice from the viewpoint of human health risk...
  50. ncbi Cerebellum and auditory function: an ALE meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies
    Augusto Petacchi
    Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 25:118-28. 2005
    ..The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the cerebellum may play a role in purely sensory auditory processing, and are discussed in light of the broader idea of the cerebellum subserving a fundamental sensory function...
  51. ncbi Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soils: comparison of biosolids addition, carbon supplementation, and monitored natural attenuation
    Dibyendu Sarkar
    Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas San Antonio, 6900 North Loop, 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249 0663, USA
    Environ Pollut 136:187-95. 2005
    ..No statistically significant difference was observed between the biostimulation methods and MNA, suggesting that MNA can be a viable remediation strategy in certain soils with high native microbial population...
  52. ncbi Metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist AIDA blocks induction of mossy fiber-CA3 LTP in vivo
    Kenira J Thompson
    University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology, 6900 N Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Neurophysiol 93:2668-73. 2005
    ..Responses were collected for an additional 1 h. AIDA blocked induction of LTP in the mossy fiber pathway (P < 0.05) in both strains of rats after systemic and in Sprague Dawley rats after intrahippocampal injection...
  53. ncbi Spike synchronization in the cortex/basal-ganglia networks of Parkinsonian primates reflects global dynamics of the local field potentials
    Joshua A Goldberg
    Department of Physiology, Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Neurosci 24:6003-10. 2004
    ..We propose that, in the parkinsonian condition, the cortex-basal ganglia networks are more tightly related to global modes of brain dynamics that are echoed in the LFP...
  54. ncbi Optical characterization of bovine retinal tissues
    Dhiraj K Sardar
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 0697, USA
    J Biomed Opt 9:624-31. 2004
    ..Optical polarization measurements are also performed on bovine retinal tissues. Our studies show that both retina and retinal pigment epithelium-choroid possess strong polarization characteristics...
  55. ncbi Extracting wave structure from biological data with application to responses in turtle visual cortex
    Kay A Robbins
    Department of Computer Science and Cajal Neuroscience Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA
    J Comput Neurosci 16:267-98. 2004
    ..In the numerical model, where information about the underlying dynamics is available, wave subspace landmarks are related to activation and changes in behavior of other dynamic variables besides membrane potential...
  56. ncbi Gene expression associated with in vivo induction of early phase-long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampal mossy fiber-Cornus Ammonis (CA)3 pathway
    K J Thompson
    University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology, 6900 N Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 49:1281-7. 2003
    ..Up-regulated include NMDA-R2D, neuropeptide Y (NPY), proenkephalin, BDNF and NGFR. Down-regulated genes include IGF-1 and GABA-B...
  57. ncbi Time-course study of SCG10 mRNA levels associated with LTP induction and maintenance in the rat Schaffer-CA1 pathway in vivo
    Haixiang Peng
    Cajal Neuroscience Institute, Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249 0662, USA
    Brain Res Mol Brain Res 120:182-7. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi Hydrocode simulations of air and water shocks for facility vulnerability assessments
    J Keith Clutter
    Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    J Hazard Mater 106:7-16. 2004
    ..Simulations for a variety of air and water shock scenarios are presented to validate the computational models used in the hydrocode and highlight the phenomenological issues...
  59. ncbi Structure and distribution of antennal sensilla of the red imported fire ant
    Robert Renthal
    Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Micron 34:405-13. 2003
    ..invicta could be determined by the presence or absence of sensilla sensitive to specific task-related odor or pheromone cues. The sensilla basiconica have an invariant spatial pattern on worker and queen antennae...
  60. ncbi Resonance in the menstrual cycle: a new model of the LH surge
    M L Zeeman
    Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:295-300. 2003
    ..The model is used to explain the surprising pulse frequency characteristics required to treat human infertility disorders such as Kallmann's syndrome, and new experimental predictions are made...
  61. ncbi Average-KR schedule benefits generalized motor program learning
    Wan X Yao
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas San Antonio, 78249, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 97:185-91. 2003
    ..The current results suggest that the average KR schedule may have positive effects on generalized motor program learning and parameter learning...
  62. ncbi Glycosylated human growth hormone (hGH): a novel 24 kDa hGH-N variant
    L S Haro
    Division of Life Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio 78249, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 228:549-56. 1996
    ..The discovery of new hGH raises questions about the role of glycosylation in the structure/function relationships of this hormone...

Research Grants61

  1. Biomechanical Mechanisms of Artery Tortuosity
    Hai Chao Han; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the biomechanical mechanisms how tortuosity initiates and develop will reveal its role in vascular disease and lead to new understanding of vascular disease and set a basis for development of new treatment. ..
  2. Circuit Weight Training and Blood Pressure Regulation in Prehypertension
    William Cooke; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Promoting physical activity as a lifestyle choice to decrease arterial pressure will decrease the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and stroke, which are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. ..
  3. CORE C: IMAGING CORE
    Charles J Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..There will not be any significant change in the level of effort for key personnel in the next budget period. The estimated unobligated balance will not be greater than 25% of the current year's budget. ..
  4. NEOSTRIATAL CHOLINERGIC INTERNEURONS FIRING PATTERNS
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. NEURONAL ORGANIZATION OF BASAL GANGLIA
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This latter will allow us to determine whether there is an actual mismatch between physiological and anatomical estimates of connectivity (i.e. non-functional synaptic connections). ..
  6. NEOSTRIATAL CHOLINERGIC INTERNEURONS FIRING PATTERNS
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  7. NEURONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BASAL GANGLIA
    Charles Wilson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These experiments will allow a test of the idea that neurons of the indirect pathways receive separated and specific corticostriatal inputs. ..
  8. Post-Mi Exercise, Myocardial Remodeling and Function
    John Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Mechanisms of Synchrony in Striatal Cholinergic Neurons
    Joshua Goldberg; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Phase response functions and synaptic currents will be measured and used to predict network synchrony according to the theory of weakly coupled oscillators. ..
  10. Control of GnRH neurons by excitatory circuitry
    KELLY J SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  11. Cellular Mechanisms of Dopamine Neuron Bursting
    CARLOS ANTONIO PALADINI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The experiments in this proposal implement both electrophysiological and confocal imaging techniques, along with computational modeling, to determine the cellular mechanisms of the reward prediction error. ..
  12. Pubertal control of GnRH neurons
    KELLY J SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of the present proposal is to understand how the activity of GnRH-containing neurons is controlled at the time of puberty, a major milestone in mammalian development. ..
  13. Protective Host Immunity Against Pulmonary Cryptoccoccosis
    Floyd L Wormley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..neoformans infections. My expectation is that these studies will lead to the development of therapies and/or vaccines to treat or prevent fungal infections in immune compromised individuals. ..
  14. Pubertal control of GnRH neurons
    KELLY SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The goal of the present proposal is to understand how the activity of GnRH-containing neurons is controlled at the time of puberty, a major milestone in mammalian development. ..
  15. Host Immunity and Virulence in Candida albicans Pathogenesis
    Jose Lopez Ribot; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results are likely to lead to the development of new immune-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of systemic candidiasis that are urgently needed. ..
  16. Studying coordinated firing in hypothalamic GnRH neurons
    KELLY SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This will allow us to determine whether desynchronization of firing is a viable mechanism for changes in GnRH secretion during normal reproduction and in reproductive pathologies. ..
  17. International Conference on Occupational Voice Research
    John Nix; Fiscal Year: 2007
    The University of Texas at San Antonio will host an International Conference on Occupational Voice. The meeting will be held Friday-Saturday, October 12-13, 2007...
  18. Physiology and Acoustics of Singing II: New Directions
    John Nix; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..D., Groningen Voice Research Lab, Groningen, the Netherlands, and former Professor of Voice at Syracuse University, NY; Ingo Titze, Ph.D.; and Harm K. Schutte, M.D., Ph.D. ..
  19. Women, Alcohol and HIV Risk: Examining Dyad Interactions
    Tina Zawacki; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The findings of this study will contribute to tailoring prevention programs specifically for young women. ..
  20. An Oral Vaccine Against Multiple Biowarfare Agents
    KARL KLOSE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If this vaccine strategy proves successful, additional antigens can be expressed from the same vaccine strain, offering an adaptive and protective health tool. ..
  21. NRG1 Regulation of Candida albicans Virulence
    Jose Lopez Ribot; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..albicans virulence and ii) to identify downstream targets of Nrg1p under both planktonic and biofilm growing conditions. ..
  22. GnRH neuron recruitment for the preovulatory surge
    KELLY SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..burst firing). These preliminary studies are intended to begin to explore the general hypothesis that functional differences exist within the GnRH neuronal population in a paradigm likely to reveal such differences if they exist. ..
  23. ASSOCIATIVE LTP OF AREA CA3 IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS IN VIVO
    BRIAN DERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This would suggest that the order of afferent activity and opioid peptide release may regulate virtually all associative information storage occurring among projections to the CA3 region of the hippocampus. ..
  24. Analysis of the Candida Albicans Proteome
    Jose Lopez Ribot; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..albicans research community and for providing a detailed large-scale study of a biological phenomenon (drug resistance) with important clinical repercussions. ..
  25. Small molecule inhibitors of Candida albicans biofilm formation
    Jose Lopez Ribot; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..albicans to form biofilms, a substantial reduction in morbidity, mortality and extended hospital stay can be achieved while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. ..
  26. Cellular Mechanisms of Dopamine Neuron Bursting
    CARLOS PALADINI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The experiments in this proposal implement both electrophysiological and confocal imaging techniques, along with computational modeling, to determine the cellular mechanisms of the reward prediction error. ..
  27. F. tularensis Virulence Protein Structure and Function
    KARL KLOSE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will dramatically increase our knowledge of this organism and how it causes disease. The results will assist in the development of novel therapeutics and subunit vaccines. ..
  28. Control of GnRH neurons by excitatory circuitry
    KELLY SUTER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed experiments will make substantial contributions to our understanding of the function of individual GnRH neurons and how individual GnRH neurons behave in networks. ..
  29. A New Stragegy for Learning Highly Similar Concepts
    Brenda Hannon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Future proposals will seek to apply D-A in tutorials sessions (i.e., teacher-learner sessions) offerred at a university level, and will seek to apply D-A to younger populations, including pre-readers. ..
  30. Systems Biology of Plasmodium falciparum: Building and Exploring Network Models
    Yufeng Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  31. MRTI Guided Integrative Model for Cancer Treatment
    Yusheng Feng; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results produced by this project could dramatically increase the success rates of thermo-therapeutic treatment. ..
  32. Host Immunity and Virulence in Candida albicans Pathogenesis
    Jose Lopez Ribot; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results are likely to lead to the development of new immune-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of systemic candidiasis that are urgently needed. ..
  33. Cellular Mechanisms in Cocaine Self-Administration
    CARLOS PALADINI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Recordings from yoked-controls will also be used. Intracranial microinjections will also be used to determine whether the mGluR response can control cocaine self-administration. ..