Genomes and Genes
Summary: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Publications407 found, 100 shown here
- Heterogeneities in the transmission of infectious agents: implications for the design of control programsM E Woolhouse
Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94:338-42. 1997....
- Epidemic spreading in scale-free networksR Pastor-Satorras
, , Barcelona, Spain
Phys Rev Lett 86:3200-3. 2001..This new epidemiological framework rationalizes data of computer viruses and could help in the understanding of other spreading phenomena on communication and social networks...
- Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemicNeil M Ferguson
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
Nature 442:448-52. 2006..Estimates of policy effectiveness will change if the characteristics of a future pandemic strain differ substantially from those seen in past pandemics...
- Intrinsic and extrinsic contributions to stochasticity in gene expressionPeter S Swain
Center for Studies in Physics and Biology and Laboratory for Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:12795-800. 2002..All results are confirmed by stochastic simulation using plausible parameters for Escherichia coli...
- Community structure in social and biological networksM Girvan
Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7821-6. 2002..We also apply the method to two networks whose community structure is not well known--a collaboration network and a food web--and find that it detects significant and informative community divisions in both cases...
- Extinction risk from climate changeChris D Thomas
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Nature 427:145-8. 2004..These estimates show the importance of rapid implementation of technologies to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for carbon sequestration...
- Theoretical basis, experimental design, and computerized simulation of synergism and antagonism in drug combination studiesTing Chao Chou
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
Pharmacol Rev 58:621-81. 2006....
- Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseasesJoel Mossong
Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
- Exploring complex networksS H Strogatz
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 1503, USA
Nature 410:268-76. 2001..Researchers are only now beginning to unravel the structure and dynamics of complex networks...
- Niche tradeoffs, neutrality, and community structure: a stochastic theory of resource competition, invasion, and community assemblyDavid Tilman
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10854-61. 2004..This prediction provides a potential solution to the invasion paradox, which is the tendency for highly diverse regions to be more heavily invaded...
- Application of land use regression to estimate long-term concentrations of traffic-related nitrogen oxides and fine particulate matterSarah B Henderson
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Environ Sci Technol 41:2422-8. 2007..62 and were similar across traffic metrics. Resulting maps show the distribution of NO to be more heterogeneous than that of NO2, supporting the usefulness of this approach for assessing spatial patterns of traffic-related pollution...
- Mathematical models of HIV pathogenesis and treatmentDominik Wodarz
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP 665, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
Bioessays 24:1178-87. 2002..Finally, we show how mathematical models can be used to understand correlates of long-term immunological control of HIV, and to design therapy regimes that convert a progressing patient into a state of long-term non-progression...
- Prospects for worldwide tuberculosis control under the WHO DOTS strategy. Directly observed short-course therapyC Dye
Global Tuberculosis Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 352:1886-91. 1998..WHO advocates the use of directly observed treatment with a short-course drug regimen as part of the DOTS strategy, but the potential effect of this strategy worldwide has not been investigated...
- Realistic distributions of infectious periods in epidemic models: changing patterns of persistence and dynamicsA L Lloyd
Program in Theoretical Biology, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
Theor Popul Biol 60:59-71. 2001..Since it has a major effect on the central issues of population persistence and dynamics, the results of this study have broad implications for mathematical modellers of a wide range of biological systems...
- Empirical evidence for the effect of airline travel on inter-regional influenza spread in the United StatesJohn S Brownstein
Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
PLoS Med 3:e401. 2006..Here, we assess, with empirical data, the role of airline volume on the yearly inter-regional spread of influenza in the United States...
- Social contact networks for the spread of pandemic influenza in children and teenagersLaura M Glass
Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
BMC Public Health 8:61. 2008..We developed a method to characterize the social contact network for the potential transmission of influenza and then applied the method to school aged children and teenagers...
- Ecological theory suggests that antimicrobial cycling will not reduce antimicrobial resistance in hospitalsCarl T Bergstrom
Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:13285-90. 2004..As a consequence, cycling is unlikely to be effective and may even hinder resistance control. These results may explain the limited success reported thus far from clinical trials of antimicrobial cycling...
- A robustness-based approach to systems-oriented drug designHiroaki Kitano
Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc, 3 14 13 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo 141 0022, Japan
Nat Rev Drug Discov 6:202-10. 2007....
- DEM: a variational treatment of dynamic systemsK J Friston
The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, United Kingdom
Neuroimage 41:849-85. 2008..Furthermore, it provides for dual and triple inferences on a system's states, parameters and hyperparameters using exactly the same principles. We refer to this approach as dynamic expectation maximisation (DEM)...
- Factors that make an infectious disease outbreak controllableChristophe Fraser
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, St Mary s, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:6146-51. 2004..Direct estimation of the proportion of asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections is achievable by contact tracing and should be a priority during an outbreak of a novel infectious agent...
- Ecosystem service supply and vulnerability to global change in EuropeDagmar Schröter
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Science 310:1333-7. 2005....
- Signaling switches and bistability arising from multisite phosphorylation in protein kinase cascadesNick I Markevich
Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
J Cell Biol 164:353-9. 2004..Hence, bistability induced by multisite covalent modification may be a widespread mechanism of the control of protein activity...
- Early therapy for latent tuberculosis infectionE Ziv
Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco 94121, USA
Am J Epidemiol 153:381-5. 2001..Analysis of the model suggests that programs such as contact investigations, which identify and treat persons recently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, may have a substantial effect on controlling tuberculosis epidemics...
- Spherical aberration after laser in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy. Clinical results and theoretical models of etiologyPeter S Hersh
Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
J Cataract Refract Surg 29:2096-104. 2003..To assess changes in corneal asphericity after laser refractive surgery and mathematically model possible causes of the changes...
- Simulations of inositol phosphate metabolism and its interaction with InsP(3)-mediated calcium releaseJyoti Mishra
National Centre for Biological Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore 560065, India
Biophys J 83:1298-316. 2002..Calcium oscillations produce oscillatory responses in parts of the metabolic network and are in turn temporally modulated by the metabolism of InsP(3)...
- The theoretical population-level impact of a prophylactic human papilloma virus vaccineJames P Hughes
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Epidemiology 13:631-9. 2002..The ongoing development of a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) raises important questions about the impact of various vaccination strategies...
- Vitamins and minerals: a model for safe addition to foodsAlbert Flynn
University College Cork, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Cork, Ireland
Eur J Nutr 42:118-30. 2003..However, concerns need to be addressed regarding the potential for unacceptably high intakes, particularly for those people consuming very large amounts of food...
- Oscillations and variability in the p53 systemNaama Geva-Zatorsky
Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Mol Syst Biol 2:2006.0033. 2006..the dynamics and variability of protein circuitry requires accurate measurements in living cells as well as theoretical models. To address this, we employed one of the best-studied protein circuits in human cells, the negative feedback ..
- Evoked brain responses are generated by feedback loopsMarta I Garrido
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20961-6. 2007..This is the theoretical cornerstone of most modern theories of perceptual inference and learning...
- Dominant pathways in protein foldingP Faccioli
Dipartimento di Fisica Universitá degli Studi di Trento e I N F N, Via Sommarive 14, Povo Trento, I 38050 Italy
Phys Rev Lett 97:108101. 2006..This completely general method does not require the prior knowledge of any reaction coordinate and is an efficient tool to perform simulations of the entire folding process with available computers...
- Reducing the burden of childhood malaria in Africa: the role of improvedMaria E Rafael
RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, California 90401 2138, USA
Nature 444:39-48. 2006
- Scale-free networks from varying vertex intrinsic fitnessG Caldarelli
INFM UdR ROMA1 Dipartimento Fisica, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, Italy
Phys Rev Lett 89:258702. 2002..e., to be highly connected)...
- The nested assembly of plant-animal mutualistic networksJordi Bascompte
Integrative Ecology Group, Estacion Biologica de Donana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Apartado 1056, E 41080 Sevilla, Spain
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9383-7. 2003..Our results indicate a nonrandom pattern of community organization that may be relevant for our understanding of the organization and persistence of biodiversity...
- Containing pandemic influenza with antiviral agentsIra M Longini
Department of Biostatistics, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Epidemiol 159:623-33. 2004..Targeted antiviral prophylaxis has potential as an effective measure for containing influenza until adequate quantities of vaccine are available...
- Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on CaliforniaKatharine Hayhoe
ATMOS Research and Consulting, 809 West Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46601, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12422-7. 2004..Although interscenario differences in climate impacts and costs of adaptation emerge mainly in the second half of the century, they are strongly dependent on emissions from preceding decades...
- Transtheoretical model-chronic disease care for obesity in primary care: a randomized trialEverett Logue
Department of Family Practice, Summa Health System, 525 East Market Street, Suite 290, Akron, OH 44309 2090, USA
Obes Res 13:917-27. 2005..To compare health benefits achieved in a transtheoretical model-chronic disease (TM-CD) minimal intervention for obesity vs. augmented usual care (AUC)...
- Efficient generation of feasible pathways for protein conformational transitionsMoon K Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
Biophys J 83:1620-30. 2002..We also illustrate how this framework can be used to complement experimental techniques that partially observe protein motions...
- Integrative analysis of cell cycle control in budding yeastKatherine C Chen
Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0406, USA
Mol Biol Cell 15:3841-62. 2004....
- New testing strategy to detect early HIV-1 infection for use in incidence estimates and for clinical and prevention purposesR S Janssen
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 280:42-8. 1998..Differentiating individuals with early human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection from those infected for longer periods is difficult but important for estimating HIV incidence and for purposes of clinical care and prevention...
- Measures of degeneracy and redundancy in biological networksG Tononi
The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John J Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:3257-62. 1999..These measures promise to be useful in characterizing and understanding the functional robustness and adaptability of biological networks...
- Genomic control, a new approach to genetic-based association studiesB Devlin
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Theor Popul Biol 60:155-66. 2001..For each study design our goal is to achieve control similar to that obtained for a family-based study, but with the convenience found in a population-based design...
- Dynamics of the cell cycle: checkpoints, sizers, and timersZhilin Qu
Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Departments of Medicine Cardiology and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
Biophys J 85:3600-11. 2003..This model successfully reproduces sizer, timer, and the restriction point features of the eukaryotic cell cycle, in addition to other experimental findings...
- Facilitated transport of a Dpp/Scw heterodimer by Sog/Tsg leads to robust patterning of the Drosophila blastoderm embryoOsamu Shimmi
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
Cell 120:873-86. 2005..Finally, we demonstrate mathematically that heterodimer levels can be less sensitive to changes in gene dosage than homodimers, thereby providing further selective advantage for using heterodimers as morphogens...
- Frailty in relation to the accumulation of deficitsKenneth Rockwood
Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 2E1
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:722-7. 2007..Future studies include the application of network analyses and stochastic analytical techniques to the evaluation of the frailty index and the description of other state variables in relation to frailty...
- Estimating recombination rates from population genetic dataP Fearnhead
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3TG, United Kingdom
Genetics 159:1299-318. 2001..We also performed a simulation study to look at the properties of the maximum-likelihood estimator of the recombination rate and its robustness to misspecification of the demographic model...
- Velocity and hierarchical spread of epidemic outbreaks in scale-free networksMarc Barthelemy
CEA Centre d Etudes de Bruyères le Châtel, Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, BP12, 91680 Bruyères le Châtel, France
Phys Rev Lett 92:178701. 2004..Once the highly connected hubs are reached, the infection pervades the network in a progressive cascade across smaller degree classes. The present results are relevant for the development of adaptive containment strategies...
- Network analysis of protein structures identifies functional residuesGil Amitai
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
J Mol Biol 344:1135-46. 2004..Closeness integrates the effect of the entire protein on single residues. Such natural structural design may be evolutionary maintained to preserve interaction redundancy and contribute to optimal setting of functional sites...
- The health and well-being of caregivers of children with cerebral palsyParminder Raina
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster Evidence based Practice Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Pediatrics 115:e626-36. 2005..The primary objective of the current study was to examine, within a single theory-based multidimensional model, the determinants of physical and psychological health of adult caregivers of children with CP...
- Separate and unequal: residential segregation and estimated cancer risks associated with ambient air toxics in U.S. metropolitan areasRachel Morello-Frosch
Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 1943, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:386-93. 2006..32; 95% CI, 1.16-1.51). Results suggest that disparities associated with ambient air toxics are affected by segregation and that these exposures may have health significance for populations across racial lines...
- Evolving public perceptions and stability in vaccine uptakeTimothy C Reluga
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Math Biosci 204:185-98. 2006..This research illustrates the importance of applying temporal models to an inherently temporal situation, namely, the time evolution of vaccine coverage in an informed population with a voluntary vaccination policy...
- Modeling the worldwide spread of pandemic influenza: baseline case and containment interventionsVittoria Colizza
School of Informatics and Center for Biocomplexity, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
PLoS Med 4:e13. 2007..Here we study the worldwide spread of a pandemic and its possible containment at a global level taking into account all available information on air travel...
- The role of mathematical modelling in the control of the 2001 FMD epidemic in the UKRowland R Kao
Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, OX1 3PS, Oxford, UK
Trends Microbiol 10:279-86. 2002..Here, the different modelling exercises that were developed over the course of the epidemic are reviewed, describing the difficulties in interpreting the available data and the appropriateness of the various assumptions...
- Heritability of smoking initiation and nicotine dependenceJacqueline M Vink
Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Behav Genet 35:397-406. 2005..The substantial impact of genetic factors on nicotine dependence emphasizes the need for further research to localize and identify specific genes and pathways involved in nicotine dependence...
- Potential impacts of a warming climate on water availability in snow-dominated regionsT P Barnett
Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
Nature 438:303-9. 2005....
- Stable isotopes as one of nature's ecological recordersJason B West
Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA
Trends Ecol Evol 21:408-14. 2006..The melding of advances in genetics, biochemical profiling and spatial analysis with those in isotope analyses and modeling sophistication opens the door to an exciting future in ecological research...
- A theoretical model of type I collagen proteolysis by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 2 and membrane type 1 MMP in the presence of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2Emmanouil D Karagiannis
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Biol Chem 279:39105-14. 2004....
- Uniqueness theorems in bioluminescence tomographyGe Wang
Bioluminescence Tomography Laboratory, Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Med Phys 31:2289-99. 2004..For better readability, the exact conditions for and rigorous proofs of the theorems are given in the Appendices. Further research directions are also discussed...
- Kinetics of influenza A virus infection in humansPrasith Baccam
Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
J Virol 80:7590-9. 2006....
- Relating protein motion to catalysisSharon Hammes-Schiffer
Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Annu Rev Biochem 75:519-41. 2006..This network is comprised of fast thermal motions that are in equilibrium as the reaction progresses along the reaction coordinate and that lead to slower equilibrium conformational changes conducive to the chemical reaction...
- A biochemical model of matrix metalloproteinase 9 activation and inhibitionPrakash Vempati
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
J Biol Chem 282:37585-96. 2007..In all, our analysis serves as a summary of existing kinetic data for MMP9 and a foundation for future models utilizing MMP9 or other MMPs under physiologically well defined microenvironments...
- Niche dynamics in space and timePeter B Pearman
University of Lausanne, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Lausanne, Switzerland
Trends Ecol Evol 23:149-58. 2008..This will improve confidence in SDM-based predictions of the impacts of climate change and species invasions on species distributions and biodiversity...
- International issues on human health effects of exposure to chemical mixturesVictor J Feron
TNO Nutrition and Food Research, Toxicology Division, Zeist, The Netherlands
Environ Health Perspect 110:893-9. 2002..Therefore, in view of limited resources for toxicological research, the focus in toxicology should be on priority mixtures--priority being determined by (estimated) health risk (= toxicity and exposure)...
- The genetics of geometryEnrico Coen
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4728-35. 2004..The results can be compared with experimental observations of growth of normal and mutant forms, allowing further hypotheses and experiments to be formulated. We illustrate these principles with a study of snapdragon petal growth...
- Personal exposure meets risk assessment: a comparison of measured and modeled exposures and risks in an urban communityDevon C Payne-Sturges
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:589-98. 2004..Results from our study underscore the need for a coordinated multimedia approach to exposure assessment for setting public health policy...
- A model of antibiotic-resistant bacterial epidemics in hospitalsGlenn F Webb
Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:13343-8. 2005....
- Multiple-basin energy landscapes for large-amplitude conformational motions of proteins: Structure-based molecular dynamics simulationsKei Ichi Okazaki
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe 657 8501, Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:11844-9. 2006..The conformational transition rate varies linearly with driving force over a fairly large range. This linearity appears to be a consequence of partial unfolding during the conformational transition...
- Defining quality of careS M Campbell
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, UK
Soc Sci Med 51:1611-25. 2000..Using a conceptual framework to describe the totality of quality of care shows which aspects of care any set of quality indicators actually includes and measures and, and which are not included...
- Electrostatics and the gating pore of Shaker potassium channelsL D Islas
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
J Gen Physiol 117:69-89. 2001..We suggest that this cavity is made by a bundle of transmembrane helices, and that the gating charge movement occurs by translocation of charged residues across a thin septum of approximately 3-7 A thickness...
- On differential variability of expression ratios: improving statistical inference about gene expression changes from microarray dataM A Newton
Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
J Comput Biol 8:37-52. 2001..Significant gene expression changes are identified by deriving the posterior odds of change within a similar model. The methods are tested via simulation and are applied to a panel of Escherichia coli microarrays...
- Reconciling niche and neutrality: the continuum hypothesisDominique Gravel
Ecol Lett 9:399-409. 2006..The equilibrium community consists of a set of complementary and redundant species, with their abundance determined, respectively, by the distribution of environmental conditions and the amount of immigration...
- Automated generation of heuristics for biological sequence comparisonGuy St C Slater
The Ensembl Group, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
BMC Bioinformatics 6:31. 2005....
- A mathematical model of glioblastoma tumor spheroid invasion in a three-dimensional in vitro experimentAndrew M Stein
Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Biophys J 92:356-65. 2007..The model suggests that differences in tumor cell dispersion may be due to differences in the chemical factors produced by cells, differences in how the two cell lines remodel the gel, or different cell-cell adhesion characteristics...
- Estimating the effectiveness of simian immunodeficiency virus-specific CD8+ T cells from the dynamics of viral immune escapeJudith N Mandl
Graduate Program in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Emory University, 954 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
J Virol 81:11982-91. 2007....
- How much would closing schools reduce transmission during an influenza pandemic?Kathryn Glass
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Epidemiology 18:623-8. 2007..Although schools have been closed to slow the spread of influenza, there is limited evidence as to the impact on transmission of disease...
- Theoretical neuroanatomy: relating anatomical and functional connectivity in graphs and cortical connection matricesO Sporns
The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Cereb Cortex 10:127-41. 2000..We hypothesize that adaptation to rich sensory environments and motor demands requires complex dynamics and that these dynamics are supported by neuroanatomical motifs that are characteristic of the cerebral cortex...
- Stochastic regulation in early immune responseTomasz Lipniacki
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, Poland
Biophys J 90:725-42. 2006..Our theoretical predictions of single cell kinetics are supported by recent experimental studies of oscillations in NF-kappaB signaling made on single cells...
- Modelling equine influenza 1: a stochastic model of within-yard epidemicsK Glass
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
Epidemiol Infect 128:491-502. 2002..We develop a modified model that incorporates some heterogeneity in levels of infectivity, and compare this with the simpler model...
- Mathematical modeling reveals threshold mechanism in CD95-induced apoptosisM Bentele
Division Theoretical Bioinformatics, German Caner Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg 69120, Germany
J Cell Biol 166:839-51. 2004..Our model describes the regulation of apoptosis on a systems level and resolves the important question of a threshold mechanism for the regulation of apoptosis...
- A GIS tool to estimate West Nile virus risk based on a degree-day modelLi Zou
Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Environ Monit Assess 129:413-20. 2007..The model represents a useful method for estimating potential West Nile virus activity in a large spatial scale...
- Life-course epidemiology: concepts and theoretical models and its relevance to chronic oral conditionsB Nicolau
Unité d Epidémiologie et Biostatistique, INRS Institut Armand Frappier, Laval, QC, Canada
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 35:241-9. 2007..The aim of this paper is to give an overview of this new epidemiological approach and to discuss how the life-course framework has been applied to chronic oral conditions...
- Theoretical uncertainty of measurements using quantitative polymerase chain reactionJ Peccoud
TIMC IMAG, Institut Albert Bonniot, Faculte de Medecine de Grenoble, La Tronche
Biophys J 71:101-8. 1996..The confidence interval amplitude is the theoretical uncertainty of measurements using quantitative PCR. We expect these results to be applicable to the data produced by the next generation of thermocyclers for quantitative applications...
- Expressing leaf water and cellulose oxygen isotope ratios as enrichment above source water reveals evidence of a Péclet effectMargaret M Barbour
Landcare Research, P O Box 69, 8152 Lincoln, New Zealand
Oecologia 138:426-35. 2004..Further, we demonstrate that the subtle variations in Delta(L) and Delta(cell) caused by a Péclet effect may be masked in experimental systems in which variation in the source water oxygen isotope ratio is considerable...
- Transcriptional regulation by the numbers: modelsLacramioara Bintu
Physics Department, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
Curr Opin Genet Dev 15:116-24. 2005..This analysis culminates in an expression for the probability of RNA polymerase binding at the promoter of interest as a function of the number of regulatory proteins in the cell...
- Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: lessons from ecologyVolker Grimm
UFZ Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig Halle, Department Okologische Systemanalyse, PF 500 136, 04301 Leipzig, Germany
Science 310:987-91. 2005..This strategy provides a unifying framework for decoding the internal organization of agent-based complex systems and may lead toward unifying algorithmic theories of the relation between adaptive behavior and system complexity...
- Global pattern of trends in streamflow and water availability in a changing climateP C D Milly
US Geological Survey, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory NOAA, PO Box 308, Princeton, New Jersey 08542, USA
Nature 438:347-50. 2005..Such changes in sustainable water availability would have considerable regional-scale consequences for economies as well as ecosystems...
- Mathematical modelling: a tool for hospital infection controlH Grundmann
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Lancet Infect Dis 6:39-45. 2006..We also appraise their usefulness and limitations as an innovative research and decision tool for control purposes...
- Potential of environmental models to predict meningitis epidemics in AfricaMadeleine C Thomson
International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964, USA
Trop Med Int Health 11:781-8. 2006..Meningococcal meningitis is a major public health problem in Africa. This report explores the potential for climate/environmental models to predict the probability of occurrence of meningitis epidemics...
- Additivity in protein-DNA interactions: how good an approximation is it?Panayiotis V Benos
Department of Genetics, Campus Box 8232, Washington University, School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Nucleic Acids Res 30:4442-51. 2002..Therefore, additive models can be very useful for the discovery and prediction of binding sites in genomic DNA...
- Association of influenza epidemics with global climate variabilityCecile Viboud
Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Unit 444, Epidemiology and Information Sciences, Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Saint Antoine, France
Eur J Epidemiol 19:1055-9. 2004..Recognition of this association could lead to better understanding of the mechanisms of emergence of influenza epidemics...
- Coil optimization for magnetic brain stimulationJ Ruohonen
BioMag Laboratory, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ann Biomed Eng 25:840-9. 1997..It is demonstrated that today's coils are far from optimal and that, for instance, the power consumption can be reduced remarkably from the level of today's equipment. Improvements may act as a springboard toward new applications...
- Termination of cardiac Ca(2+) sparks: an investigative mathematical model of calcium-induced calcium releaseEric A Sobie
Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Biophys J 83:59-78. 2002..This new model of Ca(2+) spark behavior provides a "proof of principle" test of a new hypothesis for Ca(2+) spark termination and reproduces critical features of Ca(2+) sparks observed experimentally...
- Synchronization in small-world systemsMauricio Barahona
Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
Phys Rev Lett 89:054101. 2002..However, the small-world property does not guarantee synchronizability: the synchronization threshold lies within the boundaries, but linked to the end of the small-world region...
- Aquatic environmental assessment of the top 25 English prescription pharmaceuticalsO A H Jones
Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
Water Res 36:5013-22. 2002..No toxicity data was available for the terrestrial environment and no assessment was made...
- Taq DNA polymerase slippage mutation rates measured by PCR and quasi-likelihood analysis: (CA/GT)n and (A/T)n microsatellitesDeepali Shinde
Program in Molecular and Computational Biology and Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Nucleic Acids Res 31:974-80. 2003..The threshold and expansion to contraction ratios are explained on the basis of the active site structure of Taq DNA polymerase and models of the energetics of slippage events, respectively...
- Superfamilies of evolved and designed networksRon Milo
Departments of Molecular Cell Biology, Physics of Complex Systems, and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Science 303:1538-42. 2004..Additional superfamilies include power grids, protein-structure networks and geometric networks, World Wide Web links and social networks, and word-adjacency networks from different languages...
- Estimating mutual information using B-spline functions--an improved similarity measure for analysing gene expression dataCarsten O Daub
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, 14424, Germany
BMC Bioinformatics 5:118. 2004..Since mutual information is defined in terms of discrete variables, its application to continuous data requires the use of binning procedures, which can lead to significant numerical errors for datasets of small or moderate size...
- The cell-end factor pom1p inhibits mid1p in specification of the cell division plane in fission yeastNeal N Padte
Microbiology Department, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
Curr Biol 16:2480-7. 2006..Our computational and experimental results support a model in which both positive cues from the medial nucleus and negative cues from the cell tips specify the position of the division plane...
- The emergence of HIV transmitted resistance in Botswana: "when will the WHO detection threshold be exceeded?"Raffaele Vardavas
Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 2:e152. 2007..However, the WHO has not determined when this threshold will be reached. Here we model the Botswana government's treatment plan and predict, to 2009, the likely stochastic evolution of transmitted resistance...
- Multisite phosphorylation and network dynamics of cyclin-dependent kinase signaling in the eukaryotic cell cycleLing Yang
Departments of Medicine Cardiology and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
Biophys J 86:3432-43. 2004..In summary, our findings suggest that multisite phosphorylation of proteins is a critical biological mechanism in generating the essential dynamics and ensuring robust behavior of the cell cycle...
- Measuring patient-centered communication in patient-physician consultations: theoretical and practical issuesRonald M Epstein
Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
Soc Sci Med 61:1516-28. 2005..The increasing influence of the PCC literature to guide medical education, licensure of clinicians, and assessments of quality provides a strong rationale for further clarification of these measurement issues...
- The problem of quality of life in medicineA Leplege
Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale INSERM, Unite 292, Hopital de Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
JAMA 278:47-50. 1997..However, the idea that the patient's perspective is as valid as that of the clinician when it comes to evaluating outcomes has a great deal of legitimacy and should certainly not be abandoned...
- Variation in M. tuberculosis in response to host selectionSarah Fortune; Fiscal Year: 2009..In these studies, we expect to provide fundamental insights into the mechanisms and targets of diversifying immune selection in M. tuberculosis. ..
- Anti-Inflammatory Glycosaminoglycan Ethers for Treatment of PeriodontitisJUSTIN RODNEY SAVAGE; Fiscal Year: 2011..We propose to develop anionic, partially lipophilic hyaluronic acid derivatives as a simple mechanistically-based treatment for this chronic extraordinarily common dental disorder. ..
- The Primate Corpus Luteum: Functional Regression and Cardiovascular ImpactsRandy L Bogan; Fiscal Year: 2012..abstract_text> ..
- Principles of Therapy in Cerebellar Disease: Explorations in Ion Channel MutantsJOHN SAMUEL STAHL; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- A Hybrid PARP Inhibitor and Redox Catalyst for Lung TransplantationGARRY JOHN SOUTHAN; Fiscal Year: 2012..At present there are no approved prophylactic measures. We are developing a novel drug that targets the basic mechanisms of this condition and will test this agent in a clinically-relevant animal model. ..
- Peroxynitrite Decomposition Catalyst and Nitric Oxide Donor for EndotoxemiaGARRY JOHN SOUTHAN; Fiscal Year: 2012..We will now test this agent in a series of investigations in order to determine the optimal dose, to confirm the mechanism of action, and to establish the window of opportunity after disease onset within which therapy may be initiated. ..
- CLIFFORD RUSSELL GREYSON; Fiscal Year: 2016..Agents with potential clinical utility will be identified using the isolated papillary muscle model and tested in the pig model. ..
- Behavioral Activation Therapy for Rural Veterans with Diabetes and DepressionAanand Dinkar Naik; Fiscal Year: 2013..The application and conceptualization of interventions are well grounded and driven by relevant theoretical models including the transactional model of stress and coping, the Re-Aim framework to evaluate impact, and the 5 A&..
- Terence S Dermody; Fiscal Year: 2015..abstract_text> ..
- FREDERIC TREMAINE BILLINGS; Fiscal Year: 2016..Strong institutional investment in the candidate optimizes his likelihood of progressing to independence and impacting on adverse effects of surgery. ..
- Mechanism of action of omega-3 fatty acids in brain injuryCHARLES NICHOLAS SERHAN; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Novel diagnostic and safety biomarkers of liver injury and hepatotoxicityStanislav I Svetlov; Fiscal Year: 2010..These assays will provide a novel diagnostic/prognostic tools and serve as "safety biomarkers." according to the FDA. ..
- X chromosome, injury and infectionZoltan Spolarics; Fiscal Year: 2012..Better understanding of the protecting cellular mechanisms that are in effect during septic conditions could lead to advanced protocols in treating the critically ill. ..
- Novel genomic effects of Y-linked polymorphismsDaniel L Hartl; Fiscal Year: 2012..We will also develop theoretical models for the population dynamics of polymorphic Y chromosomes associated with YRV to determine whether a model ..
- DAVID MARSHALL GUIDOT; Fiscal Year: 2014..This research project is designed to determine how alcohol and HIV-1 interact to make the lung susceptible to injury, and to develop effective treatments that can improve the health of these vulnerable individuals. ..
- PARP inhibitor and Redox Catalyst Conjugate for Traumatic Brain InjuryKanneganti Murthy; Fiscal Year: 2012..We are developing a novel drug that targets the basic mechanisms of this condition and will test this agent in a clinically-relevant animal model. ..
- Photoperiod Brain and BehaviorRandy J Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- MARCEL WUETHRICH; Fiscal Year: 2015..In this proposal, we will identify the host-pathogen interactions that are the foundation of vaccine-induced resistance. The knowledge gained from this research will lead to the development of fungal vaccines and adjuvants. ..
- Hypertension and Collagen: Effect of Ac-SDKPNour Eddine Rhaleb; Fiscal Year: 2010..Consequently, it will identify another component (Ac-SDKP) as part of the multiple mediators participating in the cardioprotective effects of ACEi in hypertension. ..
- Mario Strazzabosco; Fiscal Year: 2016....
- Novel drug VS-105 for treatment of diabetic nephropathyJinshyun Ruth Wu-Wong; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- Oxidative Stress in Chronic Kidney DiseaseTalat Alp Ikizler; Fiscal Year: 2012..We further hypothesize that implementation of caloric restriction and aerobic exercise is feasible and can improve the metabolic milieu. ..
- Raghu R Krishnamoorthy; Fiscal Year: 2014..The information gained from this study could be useful in developing endothelin receptor antagonists as neuroprotective agents in glaucoma treatment. ..
- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF HEMORRHAGIC SHOCKTimothy R Billiar; Fiscal Year: 2013..Based on our progress thus far, we are fully confident that our approach will continue to lead to productive collaboration and effective testing of a novel and important hypotheses. ..
- YVES CLAUDE GORIN; Fiscal Year: 2014..abstract_text> ..
- Role of Subdiaphragmatic Vagus in Fibromyalgia SyndromeJON DAVID LEVINE; Fiscal Year: 2013..The findings should help tailor specific therapies that may prevent or at least ameliorate their significant suffering. ..
- Beta-cell Compensation in Partial Pancreatectomy MiceJOHN L LEAHY; Fiscal Year: 2013..abstract_text> ..
- Validation of a Novel NF-kB Inhibitor in Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAnthony Blikslager; Fiscal Year: 2013..It is our hope that the work performed in this application will lead to clinical development in humans in the next phase. ..
- Mitzi Nagarkatti; Fiscal Year: 2015..These studies should provide novel insights into the basic mechanisms through which plant indoles exhibit anti- inflammatory properties so that they can be used against a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. ..
- Nitric Oxide and gastric motility in female diabeticsPandu R Gangula; Fiscal Year: 2010..Further, it may lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic targets for the management of this challenging clinical syndrome. ..
- Genetics of Angiotensinogen-Mediated Hypertension: Stage, Background & GenderDonald E Kohan; Fiscal Year: 2010..Our goal is to advance the specificity of clinical management and treatment of EH. ..
- Biophysics of the morphology and motility of Borrelia burgdorferi in diverse enviCharles W Wolgemuth; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- AMPK Endothelial Cell Dysfunction and the Metabolic Syndrome (PROGRAM PROJECT)Neil B Ruderman; Fiscal Year: 2013..The proposed studies should both yield novel insights into the biological bases for the premature atherosclerosis and impaired angiogenesis associated with this entity and suggest new therapeutic targets for their prevention...
- Craig A Elmets; Fiscal Year: 2014..We have developed novel reagents and we utilize them as a vaccine to determine if they augment immunity to PAHs and can be used to prevent tumors from developing in the first place. ..
- Therapeutic use of small-molecule HGF-mimetic for emphysemaBERT J W M OEHLEN; Fiscal Year: 2010..This will provide a basis for potential further development of BB3 as a therapeutic for emphysema. ..
- Karen L Svenson; Fiscal Year: 2014..A better understanding of the progression of this condition and the genetic factors that contribute to it will aid the development of effective treatment and prevention strategies. ..
- Genetic Basis for Impaired Angiogenic Signaling in BPDSTEVEN HERBERT ABMAN; Fiscal Year: 2012..abstract_text> ..
- Gallstone Pancreatitis: Pathogenesis and TreatmentIsaac Samuel; Fiscal Year: 2012..A better understanding of these processes will help to improve the treatment of this potentially fatal condition. ..
- Alan M Hanash; Fiscal Year: 2016..In addition, the career development goal of this project is to help Dr. Hanash transition into an independent investigator with his own laboratory and R01 funding. ..
- Pilot Clinical Study in Renal TransplantationWeizhong Cai; Fiscal Year: 2010..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: A small molecule organ protective agent has significant clinical potential in renal transplantation. ..
- Guido Musch; Fiscal Year: 2014..In this research, we will test whether promoting uniform lung inflation and tidal expansion by prone positioning reduces neutrophil metabolic activation, an early and important event in the pathogenesis of VILI. ..
- Astrocytes Play a Critical Role in the Pathology of EAEJOHN ROLAND BETHEA; Fiscal Year: 2013..Ultimately, our goal is to determine if interfering with these responses could be beneficial as a therapeutic strategy for MS and other neurological disorders. ..
- Genome instability in leukemia stem cellTomasz Skorski; Fiscal Year: 2010..These studies will break ground toward new directions in studying LSCs in CML and other leukemias, and in testing of novel therapeutic strategies. ..
- Counter-Regulation of TLR-Driven Mucosal InflammationErik P Lillehoj; Fiscal Year: 2010..Successful accomplishment of this project will provide pharmacological strategies to control excessive inflammation during airway bacterial colonization of mucosal surfaces. ..
- Irina A Buhimschi; Fiscal Year: 2014..abstract_text> ..
- Role of Meprin A in Acute Kidney InjuryGUR PRASAD KAUSHAL; Fiscal Year: 2013..In addition the study will identify meprin A-mediated urinary markers for early detection of AKI. Therefore, the proposal is clinically relevant to the VA patient population since a large segment of veterans suffer from AKI. ..
- Joseph Y Cheung; Fiscal Year: 2014..In addition, the exact molecular site in sodium-calcium exchanger interacting with phospholemman will be mapped out by mutagenesis. ..
- Rosalind J Wright; Fiscal Year: 2015..While a number of theoretical models explaining how social conditions "get into the body" to impact health have been proposed, the psychosocial ..
- Susan M Lunte; Fiscal Year: 2015....
- Therapeutic Potential of PARP inhibitor for Acute PancreatitisLatha Paka; Fiscal Year: 2010..Our therapeutic strategy in the current project is to test our lead PARP inhibitors in two invivo models of AP and identifify one of the best PARP inhibitor to further studies in Phase II and potentially a clinical product. ..
- Mechanism of PsrP mediated adhesionCarlos J Orihuela; Fiscal Year: 2013..We will determine if passive vaccination with mAbs and active vaccination with recombinant BR constructs protects mice against pneumococcal challenge. ..
- Cardioprotective Actions of Hydrogen SulfideDAVID JOSEPH LEFER; Fiscal Year: 2013..Information gained from these studies will help with the development of novel therapies for the treatment of patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction. ..
- Victor L Arvanian; Fiscal Year: 2016..Preliminary results of on-going experiments show significant improvements of motor function in rats that have received the novel triple treatment compared to controls after thoracic contusive SCI. ..
- Mechanisms of Postoperative IleusYVETTE FRANCE TACHE; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- ANDREW JOHN PHILLIPS; Fiscal Year: 2014..have been used for relating behavioral phenotypes to underlying physiology and testing assumptions about our theoretical models of sleep...
- Atrial Fibrillation in Hyperthyroidism: Active Antibodies to Autonomic ReceptorsDAVID KEM; Fiscal Year: 2013..Our studies are directed toward establishing this association with atrial fibrillation and to develop future preventative measures and treatment. ..
- Charles Steenbergen; Fiscal Year: 2016....
- Andrew J Morris; Fiscal Year: 2016..Establishing PPAP2B, its product LPP3 and the lipid substrates of this enzyme as risk predictors and mediators of CAD promises to identify important and innovative targets for the development of new biomarkers and/or therapeutics. ..
- Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld; Fiscal Year: 2016..Our findings may identify targets for the development of novel therapeutic strategies directed at the brain, to improve the treatment or even reduce the risk for the development of anxiety-linked visceral pain in Veterans. ..
- Angiotensin-induced Oxidants and Vascular Cell PhenotypeRichard Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Colonic Cytokinetics and Cell Signaling: Dietary EffectsROBERT STEPHEN CHAPKIN; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- Suppression of Collagen Induced Arthritis with Altered Peptide LigandsAndrew H Kang; Fiscal Year: 2010..Other peptidesef that a definitive understanding of the mechanism(s) through which A9 suppresses arthritis will facilitate the development of improved treatments for RA. ..
- Self-Sensing Physiologic Control of a Rotary Mag Lev LVADJAMES FARLEY WALTON; Fiscal Year: 2010..The success of early developments has resulted in the use of circulatory assistance for short durations [2, 3, 4], however new developments are needed to make long duration use of these heart assist devices possible. ..
- Exchangeable Heart Valve for Tissue Engineering ApplicationsIvan Vesely; Fiscal Year: 2007..VXI will thus continue to advance the field of heart valve technologies into new areas where innovative solutions for patients with heart valve disease are needed. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Neurobiological basis of Depression as a Comorbidity in EpilepsyAndrey M Mazarati; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Significance of Caspase-Mediated Cleavage of PARP-1 in Cell DeathKAREN DAVID; Fiscal Year: 2007..We believe that understanding the functional significance of this cleavage will help in developing therapeutic intervention to combat aging-related diseases and cell death. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- EXPERIMENTAL MODELS AND CLINICAL VIROLOGY OF HEPATITIS CNelson Fausto; Fiscal Year: 1999..These studies are expected to contribute in fundamental ways to the understanding of the pathogenesis of hepatitis C and to devising novel approaches for treatment. ..
- Immune Tolerance and AutoimmunityAbul K Abbas; Fiscal Year: 2010..The results are not only of biological significance, but will also provide valuable leads for strategies to induce tolerance as a therapeutic modality. ..
- Genomic Approaches to Neuronal Diversity and PlasticityJingyue Ju; Fiscal Year: 2007..RESEARCH GRANT TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Numbers Face Page .................................................................................................................................................. 1 Description, ..
- ENGINEERING INTEGRIN--MEDIATED CELL MIGRATIONDouglas Lauffenburger; Fiscal Year: 2002..The knowledge gained from these studies may help to control the cell migration in tissue engineering applications. ..
- MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR REGULATION OF TOLERANCEYongwon Choi; Fiscal Year: 2010..Thus, understanding molecular and cellular pathways that properly control immune responses will provide the foundation for novel intervention strategies to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases. ..
- REGIONAL MECHANICS OF LEFT VENTRICULAR ANEURYSMJulius Guccione; Fiscal Year: 1999..The long-term goal of this research is to use experimental and theoretical models to develop new operations for aneurysm repair...
- GLYCINE POTENTIATION OF ANTICONVULSANT DRUGSSteven Peterson; Fiscal Year: 1991..The results will also contribute to the understanding of the role of glycine in the mechanisms of convulsions and the neuropharmacology of anticonvulsant drugs, particularly in relation to GABA mechanisms in the substantia nigra...
- Experimental Model For Pressure Ulcers In Human Skin: The Role of Aging and ECMMarjana Tomic Canic; Fiscal Year: 2009..An experimental model for pressure ulcers will not only provide an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis, but also allow for pre- clinical testing of potential therapeutic modalities. ..
- MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS: A CD40 LIGAND ANTAGONISTLloyd Kasper; Fiscal Year: 2003..Follow up will be done with MRI and EDSS at 18 and 24 months after enrollment(secondary outcome). The study will will allow us to achieve a power of 85 percent (32 percent reduction in plaque burden). ..
- MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS: A CD40 LIGAND ANTAGONISTLloyd Kasper; Fiscal Year: 2005..Follow up will be done with MRI and EDSS at 18 and 24 months after enrollment(secondary outcome). The study will will allow us to achieve a power of 85 percent (32 percent reduction in plaque burden). ..
- Spatially-explicit mathematical model of human monocytic ehrlichiosisHOLLY GAFF; Fiscal Year: 2010..Additionally, the analysis of the model will provide guidance for more effective treatment strategies to hopefully reduce the numbers of HME cases. ..
- THROMBIN AND VWF IN SHIGA-TOXIN-ASSOCIATED HUSThomas Raife; Fiscal Year: 2001..In addition, prevention or reduction of adverse outcomes of microvascular thrombosis in this animal model may lead directly to possibilities for improved patient care in humans. ..