@inproceedings{4578,
abstract = {BLAST is an automatic verification tool for checking temporal safety properties of C programs. Blast is based on lazy predicate abstraction driven by interpolation-based predicate discovery. In this paper, we present the Blast specification language. The language specifies program properties at two levels of precision. At the lower level, monitor automata are used to specify temporal safety properties of program executions (traces). At the higher level, relational reachability queries over program locations are used to combine lower-level trace properties. The two-level specification language can be used to break down a verification task into several independent calls of the model-checking engine. In this way, each call to the model checker may have to analyze only part of the program, or part of the specification, and may thus succeed in a reduction of the number of predicates needed for the analysis. In addition, the two-level specification language provides a means for structuring and maintaining specifications. },
author = {Beyer, Dirk and Chlipala, Adam J and Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {2 -- 18},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{The BLAST query language for software verification}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-27864-1_2},
volume = {3148},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4581,
abstract = {We have extended the software model checker BLAST to automatically generate test suites that guarantee full coverage with respect to a given predicate. More precisely, given a C program and a target predicate p, BLAST determines the set L of program locations which program execution can reach with p true, and automatically generates a set of test vectors that exhibit the truth of p at all locations in L. We have used BLAST to generate test suites and to detect dead code in C programs with up to 30 K lines of code. The analysis and test vector generation is fully automatic (no user intervention) and exact (no false positives).},
author = {Beyer, Dirk and Chlipala, Adam J and Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {326 -- 335},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Generating tests from counterexamples}},
doi = {10.1109/ICSE.2004.1317455},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4629,
abstract = {Temporal logic is two-valued: a property is either true or false. When applied to the analysis of stochastic systems, or systems with imprecise formal models, temporal logic is therefore fragile: even small changes in the model can lead to opposite truth values for a specification. We present a generalization of the branching-time logic Ctl which achieves robustness with respect to model perturbations by giving a quantitative interpretation to predicates and logical operators, and by discounting the importance of events according to how late they occur. In every state, the value of a formula is a real number in the interval [0,1], where 1 corresponds to truth and 0 to falsehood. The boolean operators and and or are replaced by min and max, the path quantifiers ∃ and ∀ determine sup and inf over all paths from a given state, and the temporal operators and □ specify sup and inf over a given path; a new operator averages all values along a path. Furthermore, all path operators are discounted by a parameter that can be chosen to give more weight to states that are closer to the beginning of the path. We interpret the resulting logic Dctl over transition systems, Markov chains, and Markov decision processes. We present two semantics for Dctl: a path semantics, inspired by the standard interpretation of state and path formulas in CTL, and a fixpoint semantics, inspired by the μ-calculus evaluation of CTL formulas. We show that, while these semantics coincide for CTL, they differ for Dctl, and we provide model-checking algorithms for both semantics.},
author = {de Alfaro, Luca and Faella, Marco and Thomas Henzinger and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Stoelinga, Mariëlle},
pages = {77 -- 92},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Model checking discounted temporal properties}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-24730-2_6},
volume = {2988},
year = {2004},
}
@article{6155,
abstract = {The genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans encodes seven soluble guanylate cyclases (sGCs) [1]. In mammals, sGCs function as α/β heterodimers activated by gaseous ligands binding to a haem prosthetic group 2, 3. The principal activator is nitric oxide, which acts through sGCs to regulate diverse cellular events. In C. elegans the function of sGCs is mysterious: the worm genome does not appear to encode nitric oxide synthase, and all C. elegans sGC subunits are more closely related to mammalian β than α subunits [1]. Here, we show that two of the seven C. elegans sGCs, GCY-35 and GCY-36, promote aggregation behavior. gcy-35 and gcy-36 are expressed in a small number of neurons. These include the body cavity neurons AQR, PQR, and URX, which are directly exposed to the blood equivalent of C. elegans and regulate aggregation behavior [4]. We show that GCY-35 and GCY-36 act as α-like and β-like sGC subunits and that their function in the URX sensory neurons is sufficient for strong nematode aggregation. Neither GCY-35 nor GCY-36 is absolutely required for C. elegans to aggregate. Instead, these molecules may transduce one of several pathways that induce C. elegans to aggregate or may modulate aggregation by responding to cues in C. elegans body fluid.},
author = {Cheung, Benny H.H and Arellano-Carbajal, Fausto and Rybicki, Irene and de Bono, Mario},
issn = {0960-9822},
journal = {Current Biology},
number = {12},
pages = {1105--1111},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Soluble guanylate cyclases act in neurons exposed to the body fluid to promote C. elegans aggregation behavior}},
doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2004.06.027},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@misc{2636,
author = {Momiyama, Akiko and Ryuichi Shigemoto},
booktitle = {Tanpakushitsu kakusan koso Protein nucleic acid enzyme},
number = {3 Suppl},
pages = {287 -- 294},
publisher = {Kyoritsu Shuppan},
title = {{Function and distribution of glutamate receptors in the central synapses}},
volume = {49},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2638,
abstract = {Among various types of low- and high-threshold calcium channels, the high voltage-activated P/Q-type channel is the most abundant in the cerebellum. These P/Q-type channels are involved in the regulation of neurotransmitter release and in the integration of dendritic inputs. We used an antibody specific for the α1A subunit of the P/Q-type channel in quantitative pre-embedding immunogold labelling combined with three-dimensional reconstruction to reveal the subcellular distribution of pre- and postsynaptic P/Q-type channels in the rat cerebellum. At the light microscopic level, immunoreactivity for the α1A protein was prevalent in the molecular layer, whereas immunostaining was moderate in the somata of Purkinje cells and weak in the granule cell layer. At the electron microscopic level, the most intense Immunoreactivity for the α1A subunit was found in the presynaptic active zone of parallel fibre varicosities. The dendritic spines of Purkinje cells were also strongly labelled with the highest density of immunoparticles detected within 180 nm from the edge of the asymmetrical parallel fibre-Purkinje cell synapses. By contrast, the immunolabelling was sparse in climbing fibre varicosities and axon terminals of GABAergic cells, and weak and diffuse in dendritic shafts of Purkinje cells. The association of the α1A subunit with the glutamatergic parallel fibre-Purkinje cell synapses suggests that presynaptic channels have a major role in the mediation of excitatory neurotransmission, whereas postsynaptic channels are likely to be involved in depolarization-induced generation of local calcium transients in Purkinje cells.},
author = {Kulik, Ákos and Nakadate, Kazuhiko and Hagiwara, Akari and Fukazawa, Yugo and Luján, Rafael and Saito, Hiromitsu and Suzuki, Noboru and Futatsugi, Akira and Mikoshiba, Katsuhiko and Frotscher, Michael and Ryuichi Shigemoto},
journal = {European Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {8},
pages = {2169 -- 2178},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Immunocytochemical localization of the α1A subunit of the P/Q-type calcium channel in the rat cerebellum}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0953-816X.2004.03319.x},
volume = {19},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2639,
abstract = {Vesicular glutamate transporter type 3 (VGLUT3) containing neuronal elements were characterized using antibodies to VGLUT3 and molecular cell markers. All VGLUT3-positive somata were immunoreactive for CCK, and very rarely, also for calbindin; none was positive for parvalbumin, calretinin, VIP or somatostatin. In the CA1 area, 26.8 ± 0.7% of CCK-positive interneuron somata were VGLUT3-positive, a nonoverlapping 22.8 ± 1.9% were calbindin-positive, 10.7 ± 2.5% VIP-positive and the rest were only CCK-positive. The patterns of coexpression were similar in the CA3 area, the dentate gyrus and the isocortex. Immunoreactivity for VGLUT3 was undetectable in pyramidal and dentate granule cells. Boutons colabelled for VGLUT3, CCK and GAD were most abundant in the cellular layers of the hippocampus and in layers II-III of the isocortex. Large VGLUT3-labelled boutons at the border of strata radiatum and lacunosum-moleculare in the CA1 area were negative for GAD, but were labelled for vesicular monoamine transporter type 2, plasmalemmal serotonin transporter or serotonin. No colocalization was found in terminals between VGLUT3 and parvalbumin, vesicular acetylcholine transporter and group III (mGluR7a,b; mGluR8a,b) metabotropic glutamate receptors. In stratum radiatum and the isocortex, VGLUT3-positive but GAD-negative boutons heavily innervated the soma and proximal dendrites of some VGLUT3- or calbindin-positive interneurons. The results suggest that boutons coexpressing VGLUT3, CCK and GAD originate from CCK-positive basket cells, which are VIP-immunonegative. Other VGLUT3-positive boutons immunopositive for serotonergic markers but negative for GAD probably originate from the median raphe nucleus and innervate select interneurons. The presumed amino acid substrate of VGLUT3 may act on presynaptic kainate or group II metabotropic glutamate receptors.},
author = {Somogyi, Jozsef and Baude, Agnès and Omori, Yuko and Shimizu, Hidemi and El-Mestikawy, Salah and Fukaya, Masahiro and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Watanabe, Masahiko and Somogyi, Péter},
journal = {European Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {3},
pages = {552 -- 569},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{GABAergic basket cells expressing cholecystokinin contain vesicular glutamate transporter type 3 (VGLUT3) in their synaptic terminals in hippocampus and isocortex of the rat}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0953-816X.2003.03091.x},
volume = {19},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2640,
abstract = {Hyperpolarization-activated cation currents (Ih) contribute to various physiological properties and functions in the brain, including neuronal pacemaker activity, setting of resting membrane potential, and dendritic integration of synaptic input. Four subunits of the Hyperpolarization-activated and Cyclic-Nucleotide-gated nonselective cation channels (HCN1-4), which generate Ih, have been cloned recently. To better understand the functional diversity of Ih in the brain, we examined precise immunohistochemical localization of four HCNs in the rat brain. Immunoreactivity for HCN1 showed predominantly cortical distribution, being intense in the neocortex, hippocampus, superior colliculus, and cerebellum, whereas those for HCN3 and HCN4 exhibited subcortical distribution mainly concentrated in the hypothalamus and thalamus, respectively. Immunoreactivity for HCN2 had a widespread distribution throughout the brain. Double immunofluorescence revealed colocalization of immunoreactivity for HCN1 and HCN2 in distal dendrites of pyramidal cells in the hippocampus and neocortex. At the electron microscopic level, immunogold particles for HCN1 and HCN2 had similar distribution patterns along plasma membrane of dendritic shafts in layer I of the neocortex and stratum lacunosum moleculare of the hippocampal CA1 area, suggesting that these subunits could form heteromeric channels. Our results further indicate that HCNs are localized not only in somato-dendritic compartments but also in axonal compartments of neurons. Immunoreactivity for HCNs often occurred in preterminal rather than terminal portions of axons and in specific populations of myelinated axons. We also found HCN2-immunopositive oligodendrocytes including perineuronal oligodendrocytes throughout the brain. These results support previous electrophysiological findings and further suggest unexpected roles of Ih channels in the brain.},
author = {Notomi, Takuya and Ryuichi Shigemoto},
journal = {Journal of Comparative Neurology},
number = {3},
pages = {241 -- 276},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Immunohistochemical localization of Ih channel subunits, HCN1-4, in the rat brain}},
doi = {10.1002/cne.11039},
volume = {471},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2641,
abstract = {The Na+-K+ pump current (Ip) and the h-current (Ih) flowing through hyperpolarization-activated channels (h-channels) participate in generating the resting potential. These two currents are thought to be produced independently. We show here bidirectional interactions between Na+-K+ pumps and h-channels in mesencephalic trigeminal neurons. Activation of Ih leads to the generation of two types of ouabain-sensitive Ip with temporal profiles similar to those of instantaneous and slow components of I h, presumably reflecting Na+ transients in a restricted cellular space. Moreover, the Ip activated by instantaneous I h can facilitate the subsequent activation of slow Ih. Such counteractive and cooperative interactions were also disclosed by replacing extracellular Na+ with Li+, which is permeant through h-channels but does not stimulate the Na+-K+ pump as strongly as Na+ ions. These observations indicate that the interactions are bidirectional and mediated by Na+ ions. Also after substitution of extracellular Na+ with Li+, the tail Ih was reduced markedly despite an enhancement of Ih itself, attributable to a negative shift of the reversal potential for I h presumably caused by intracellular accumulation of Li+ ions. This suggests the presence of a microdomain where the interactions can take place. Thus, the bidirectional interactions between Na+-K + pumps and h-channels are likely to be mediated by Na+ microdomain. Consistent with these findings, hyperpolarization-activated and cyclic nucleotide-modulated subunits (HCN1/2) and the Na+-K + pump α3 isoform were colocalized in plasma membrane of mesencephalic trigeminal neurons having numerous spines.},
author = {Kang, Youngnam and Notomi, Takuya and Saito, Mitsuru and Zhang, Wei and Ryuichi Shigemoto},
journal = {Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {14},
pages = {3694 -- 3702},
publisher = {Society for Neuroscience},
title = {{Bidirectional interactions between H-channels and Na+-K + pumps in mesencephalic trigeminal neurons}},
doi = {10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5641-03.2004},
volume = {24},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2642,
abstract = {In the hippocampal CA1 region, metabotropic glutamate subtype 1 (mGluR1) receptors have been implicated in a variety of physiological responses to glutamate, which include modulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity, as well as neuronal excitability and synchronization. The mGluR1α isoform is characteristically expressed only by nonprincipal cells, and it is particularly enriched in somatostatin (SS -containing interneurons in stratum oriens-alveus. Anatomical and physiological data have indicated the presence of mGluR1α in several distinct classes of interneurons with their somata located also in strata pyramidale, radiatum, and lacunosum moleculare. Each different interneuron subtype, as defined by functionally relevant criteria, including input/output characteristics and expression of selective molecular markers, subserves distinct functions in local hippocampal circuits. We have investigated which of the different CA1 interneuron classes express mGluR1α by immunofluorescent labeling, combining antibodies to mGluR1α, calcium-binding proteins, and neuropeptides, and by intracellular labeling in vitro. Several types of interneuron that are immunopositive for mGluR1α each targeted different domains of pyramidal cells and included (1) O-LM interneurons, found to coexpress both SS and parvalbumin (PV); (2) interneurons with target selectivity for other interneurons, expressing vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and/or the calcium-binding protein calretinin; (3) procholecystokinin-immunopositive interneurons probably non-basket and dendrite-targeting; and (4) an as-yet unidentified SS-immunoreactive but PV-immunonegative interneuron class, possibly corresponding to oriensbistratified cells. Estimation of the relative proportion of mGluR1α-positive interneurons showed 43%, 46%, and 30% co-labeling with SS, VIP, or PV, respectively. The identification of the specific subclasses of CA1 interneurons expressing mGluR1α provides the network basis for assessing the contribution of this receptor to the excitability of the hippocampus.},
author = {Ferraguti, Francesco and Cobden, Philip M and Pollard, Marie and Cope, David W and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Watanabe, Masahiko and Somogyi, Péter},
journal = {Hippocampus},
number = {2},
pages = {193 -- 215},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Immunolocalization of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1α (mGluR1α) in distinct classes of interneuron in the CA1 region of the rat hippocampus}},
doi = {10.1002/hipo.10163},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2643,
abstract = {Metabotropic γ-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABAB) are involved in pre- and postsynaptic inhibitory effects upon auditory neurons and have been implicated in different aspects of acoustic information processing. To understand better the mechanisms by which GABAB receptors mediate their inhibitory effects, we used pre-embedding immunocytochemical techniques combined with quantification of immunogold particles to reveal the precise subcellular distribution of the GABAB1 subunit in the rat dorsal cochlear nucleus. At the light microscopic level, GABAB1 was detected in all divisions of the cochlear complex. The most intense immunoreactivity for GABAB1 was found in the dorsal cochlear nucleus, whereas immunoreactivity in the anteroventral and posteroventral cochlear nuclei was very low. In the dorsal cochlear nucleus, a punctate labeling was observed in the superficial (molecular and fusiform cell) layers. At the electron microscopic level, GABAB1 was found at both post- and presynaptic locations. Postsynaptically, GABAB1 was localized mainly in the dendritic spines of presumed fusiform cells. Quantitative immunogold immunocytochemistry revealed that the highest concentration of GABA B1 in the plasma membrane was in dendritic spines, followed by dendritic shafts and somata. Thus, the most intense immunoreactivity for GABAB1 was observed in dendritic spines with a high density of immunogold particles at extrasynaptic sites, peaking around 300 nm from glutamatergic synapses. This is in contrast to GABAergic synapses, in which GABAB1 was only occasionally found. Presynaptically, receptor immunoreactivity was detected primarily in axospinous endings, probably from granule cells, in both the active zone and extrasynaptic sites. The localization of GABAB1 relative to synaptic sites in the DCN suggests a role for the receptor in the regulation of dendritic excitability and excitatory inputs.},
author = {Luján, Rafael and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Kulik, Ákos and Juíz, José M},
journal = {Journal of Comparative Neurology},
number = {1},
pages = {36 -- 46},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Localization of the GABAB receptor 1a/b subunit relative to glutamatergic synapses in the dorsal cochlear nucleus of the rat}},
doi = {10.1002/cne.20160},
volume = {475},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2644,
abstract = {The release of GABA in synapses is modulated by presynaptic metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs). We tested whether GABA release to identified hippocampal neurons is influenced by group III mGluR activation using the agonist L-(+)-2-amino-4-phosphonobutyric acid (L-AP4) on inhibitory postsynaptic currents (IPSCs) evoked in CA1 interneurons and pyramidal cells. In interneurons, characterized with biocytin and immunolabelling for somatostatin, evoked IPSCs were depressed by 50 μM L-AP4 (activating mGluR4 and 8) to 68±6% of control, but they were rarely depressed in pyramidal cells (96±4% of control). At 300-500 μM concentration (activating mGluR4, 7 and 8), L-AP4 depressed IPSCs in both interneurons (to 70±6%) and pyramidal cells (to 67±4%). The change in trial-to-trial variability and in paired-pulse depression indicated a presynaptic action. In interneurons, the degree of IPSC depression was variable (to 9-87%), and a third of IPSCs were not affected by L-AP4. The L-AP4-evoked IPSC depression was blocked by LY341495. The depression of IPSCs was similar in O-LM cells and other interneurons. The lack of cell-type selectivity and the similar efficacy of different concentrations of L-AP4 suggest that several group III mGluRs are involved in the depression of IPSCs. Electron microscopic immunocytochemistry confirmed that mGluR4, mGluR7a and mGluR8a occur in the presynaptic active zone of GABAergic terminals on interneurons, but not on those innervating pyramidal cells. The high variability of L-AP4-evoked IPSC suppression is in line with the selective expression of presynaptic mGluRs by several distinct types of GABAergic neuron innervating each interneuron type.},
author = {Kogo, Naoki and Dalezios, Yannis and Capogna,Marco and Ferraguti, Francesco and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Somogyi, Péter},
journal = {European Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {10},
pages = {2727 -- 2740},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Depression of GABAergic input to identified hippocampal neurons by group III metabotropic glutamate receptors in the rat}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0953-816X.2004.03394.x},
volume = {19},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2645,
abstract = {The globus pallidus (GP) is a critical component of the basal ganglia circuitry controlling motor behavior. Dysregulation of GP activity has been implicated in a number of psychomotor disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), in which a cardinal feature of the pathophysiology is an alteration in the pattern and synchrony of discharge in GP neurons. Yet the determinants of this activity in GP neurons are poorly understood. To help fill this gap, electrophysiological, molecular, and computational approaches were used to identify and characterize GABAergic GP neurons in tissue slices from rodents. In vitro, GABAergic GP neurons generate a regular, autonomous, single-spike pacemaker activity. Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated cation (HCN) channels make an important contribution to this process: their blockade with ZD7288 significantly slowed discharge rate and decreased its regularity. HCN currents evoked by somatic voltage clamp had fast and slow components. Single-cell RT-PCR and immunohistochemical approaches revealed robust expression of HCN2 subunits as well as significant levels of HCN1 subunits in GABAergic GP neurons. Transient activation of striatal GABAergic input to GP neurons led to a resetting of rhythmic discharge that was dependent on HCN currents. Simulations suggested that the ability of transient striatal GABAergic input to reset pacemaking was dependent on dendritic HCN2/HCN1 channels. Together, these studies show that HCN channels in GABAergic GP neurons are key determinants of the regularity and rate of pacemaking as well as striatal resetting of this activity, implicating HCN channels in the emergence of synchrony in PD.},
author = {Chan, Savio and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Mercer, Jeff N and Surmeier, James D},
journal = {Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {44},
pages = {9921 -- 9932},
publisher = {Society for Neuroscience},
title = {{HCN2 and HCN1 channels govern the regularity of autonomous pacemaking and synaptic resetting in globus pallidus neurons}},
doi = {10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2162-04.2004},
volume = {24},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2646,
abstract = {Metabotropic γ-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABAB) play modulatory roles in central synaptic transmission and are involved in controlling neuronal migration during development. We used immunohistochemical methods to elucidate the expression pattern as well as the cellular and the precise subcellular localization of the GABAB1a/b and GABAB2 subunits in the rat hippocampus during prenatal and postnatal development. At the light microscopic level, both GABABB1a/b and GABAB2 were expressed in the hippocampal primordium from embryonic day E14. During postnatal development, immunoreactivity for GABAB1a/b and GABAB2 was distributed mainly in pyramidal cells, with discrete GABABB1a/b-immunopositive cell bodies of interneurons present throughout the hippocampus. Using double immunofluorescence, we demonstrated that during the second week of postnatal development, GABAB1a/b but not GABAB2 was expressed in glial cells throughout the hippocampal formation. At the electron microscopic level, GABAB1a/b and GABAB2 showed a similar distribution pattern during postnatal development. Thus, at all ages the two receptor subunits were located postsynaptically in dendritic spines and shafts at extrasynaptic and perisynaptic sites in both pyramidal and nonpyramidal cells. We further demonstrated that the two subunits were localized presynaptically along the extrasynaptic plasma membrane of axon terminals and along the presynaptic active zone in both asymmetrical and, to a lesser extent, symmetrical synapses. These results suggest that GABAB receptors are widely expressed in the hippocampus throughout development and that GABABB1a/b and GABAB2 form both pre- and postsynaptic receptors.},
author = {López-Bendito, Guillermina and Ryuichi Shigemoto and Kulik, Ákos and Vida, Imre and Fairén, Alfonso and Luján, Rafael},
journal = {Hippocampus},
number = {7},
pages = {836 -- 848},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{ Distribution of metabotropic GABA receptor subunits GABAB1a/b and GABAB2 in the rat hippocampus during prenatal and postnatal development}},
doi = {10.1002/hipo.10221},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2706,
abstract = {The Pauli operator describes the energy of a nonrelativistic quantum particle with spin in a magnetic field and an external potential. Bounds on the sum of the negative eigenvalues are called magnetic Lieb-Thirring (MLT) inequalities. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we prove a new MLT inequality in a simple way. Second, we give a short summary of our recent proof of a more refined MLT inequality(8) and we explain the differences between the two results and methods. The main feature of both estimates, compared to earlier results, is that in the large field regime they grow with the optimal (first) power of the strength of the magnetic field. As a byproduct of the method, we also obtain optimal upper bounds on the pointwise density of zero energy eigenfunctions of the Dirac operator.},
author = {László Erdös and Solovej, Jan P},
journal = {Journal of Statistical Physics},
number = {1-4},
pages = {475 -- 506},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Magnetic Lieb-Thirring inequalities with optimal dependence on the field strength}},
doi = {10.1023/B:JOSS.0000037216.45270.1d},
volume = {116},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2707,
abstract = {We give a nonrigorous derivation of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation from the Schrödinger evolution of interacting fermions. The argument is based mainly on the assumption that a quasifree initial state satisfies a property called restricted quasifreeness in the weak coupling limit at any later time. By definition, a state is called restricted quasifree if the four-point and the eight-point functions of the state factorize in the same manner as in a quasifree state.},
author = {László Erdös and Salmhofer, Manfred and Yau, Horng-Tzer},
journal = {Journal of Statistical Physics},
number = {1-4},
pages = {367 -- 380},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{On the quantum Boltzmann equation}},
doi = {10.1023/B:JOSS.0000037224.56191.ed},
volume = {116},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2741,
abstract = {The Pauli operator describes the energy of a nonrelativistic quantum particle with spin 1/2 in a magnetic field and an external potential. A new Lieb-Thirring type inequality on the sum of the negative eigenvalues is presented. The main feature compared to earlier results is that in the large field regime the present estimate grows with the optimal (first) power of the strength of the magnetic field. As a byproduct of the method, we also obtain an optimal upper bound on the pointwise density of zero energy eigenfunctions of the Dirac operator. The main technical tools are: (i) a new localization scheme for the square of the resolvent of a general class of second order elliptic operators; (ii) a geometric construction of a Dirac operator with a constant magnetic field that approximates the original Dirac operator in a tubular neighborhood of a fixed field line. The errors may depend on the regularity of the magnetic field but they are uniform in the field strength.},
author = {László Erdös and Solovej, Jan P},
journal = {Annales Henri Poincare},
number = {4},
pages = {671 -- 741},
publisher = {Birkhäuser},
title = {{Uniform Lieb-Thirring inequality for the three-dimensional Pauli operator with a strong non-homogeneous magnetic field}},
doi = {10.1007/s00023-004-0180-x},
volume = {5},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2742,
abstract = {We consider a system of N weakly interacting fermions with a real analytic pair interaction. We prove that for a general class of initial data there exists a fixed time T such that the difference between the one particle density matrix of this system and the solution of the nonlinear Hartree equation is of order N−1 for any time t⩽T.},
author = {Elgart, Alexander and László Erdös and Schlein, Benjamin and Yau, Horng-Tzer},
journal = {Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées},
number = {10},
pages = {1241 -- 1273},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Nonlinear Hartree equation as the mean field limit of weakly coupled fermions}},
doi = {10.1016/j.matpur.2004.03.006},
volume = {83},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2786,
abstract = {Transition to turbulence in pipe flow is one of the most fundamental and longest- standing problems in fluid dynamics. Stability theory suggests that the flow remains laminar for all flow rates, but in practice pipe flow becomes turbulent even at moderate speeds. This transition drastically affects the transport efficiency of mass, momentum, and heat. On the basis of the recent discovery of unstable traveling waves in computational studies of the Navier-Stokes equations and ideas from dynamical systems theory, a model for the transition process has been suggested. We report experimental observation of these traveling waves in pipe flow, confirming the proposed transition scenario and suggesting that the dynamics associated with these unstable states may indeed capture the nature of fluid turbulence.},
author = {Björn Hof and van Doorne, Casimir W and Westerweel, Jerry and Nieuwstadt, Frans T and Faisst, Holger and Eckhardt, Bruno and Wedin, Håkan and Kersweli, Richard R and Waleffe, Fabian},
journal = {Science},
number = {5690},
pages = {1594 -- 1598},
publisher = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
title = {{Experimental observation of nonlinear traveling waves in turbulent pipe flow}},
doi = {10.1126/science.1100393},
volume = {305},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2787,
abstract = {The results of experimental and numerical investigations of the onset of oscillatory convection in a sidewall heated rectangular cavity of molten gallium are reported. Detailed comparisons are made between experimental observations and calculations from numerical simulations of a three-dimensional Boussinesq model. The onset of time-dependence takes place through supercritical Hopf bifurcations and the loci of critical points in the (Gr, Pr)-plane are qualitatively similar with excellent agreement between the frequencies of the oscillatory motion. This provides a severe test of the control of the experiment since the mode of oscillation is extremely sensitive to imperfections. Detailed numerical investigations reveal that there are a pair of Hopf bifurcations which exist on two asymmetric states which themselves arise at a subcritical pitchfork from the symmetric state. There is no evidence for this in the experiment and this qualitative difference is attributed to non-Boussinesq perturbations which increase with Gr. However, the antisymmetric spatial structure of the oscillatory state is robust and is present in both the experiment and the numerical model. Moreover, the detailed analysis of the numerical results reveals the origins of the oscillatory instability.},
author = {Björn Hof and Juel, Anne and Zhao, Li and Henry, Daniel and Ben Hadid, Hamda and Mullin, Tom P},
journal = {Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
pages = {391 -- 413},
publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
title = {{On the onset of oscillatory convection in molten gallium}},
doi = {10.1017/S0022112004000527},
volume = {515},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2997,
abstract = {Polar transport-dependent local accumulation of auxin provides positional cues for multiple plant patterning processes. This directional auxin flow depends on the polar subcellular localization of the PIN auxin efflux regulators. Overexpression of the PINOID protein kinase induces a basal-to-apical shift in PIN localization, resulting in the loss of auxin gradients and strong defects in embryo and seedling roots. Conversely, pid loss of function induces an apical-to-basal shift in PIN1 polar targeting at the inflorescence apex, accompanied by defective organogenesis. Our results show that a PINOID-dependent binary switch controls PIN polarity and mediates changes in auxin flow to create local gradients for patterning processes.},
author = {Jirí Friml and Yang, Xiong and Michniewicz, Marta and Weijers, Dolf and Quint, Ab and Tietz, Olaf and Benjamins, René and Ouwerkerk, Pieter B and Ljung, Karin and Sandberg, Göran and Hooykaas, Paul J and Palme, Klaus and Offringa, Remko},
journal = {Science},
number = {5697},
pages = {862 -- 865},
publisher = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
title = {{A PINOID-dependent binary switch in apical-basal PIN polar targeting directs auxin efflux}},
doi = {10.1126/science.1100618},
volume = {306},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2998,
abstract = {The packaging of the genomic DNA into chromatin in the cell nucleus requires machineries that facilitate DNA-dependent processes such as transcription in the presence of repressive chromatin structures. Using co-immunoprecipitation we have identified in Arabidopsis thaliana cells the FAcilitates Chromatin Transcription (FACT) complex, consisting of the 120-kDa Spt16 and the 71-kDa SSRP1 proteins. Indirect immunofluorecence analyses revealed that both FACT subunits co-localize to nuclei of the majority of cell types in embryos, shoots and roots, whereas FACT is not present in terminally differentiated cells such as mature trichoblasts or cells of the root cap. In the nucleus, Spt16 and SSRP1 are found in the cytologically defined euchromatin of interphase cells independent of the status of DNA replication, but the proteins are not associated with heterochromatic chromocentres and condensed mitotic chromosomes. FACT can be detected by chromatin immunoprecipitation over the entire transcribed region (5′-UTR, coding sequence, 3′-UTR) of actively transcribed genes, whereas it does not occur at transcriptionally inactive heterochromatic regions and intergenic regions. FACT localizes to inducible genes only after induction of transcription, and the association of the complex with the genes correlates with the level of transcription. Collectively, these results indicate that FACT assists transcription elongation through plant chromatin.},
author = {Duroux, Meg and Houben, Andreas and Růžička, Kamil and Jirí Friml and Grasser, Klaus D},
journal = {Plant Journal},
number = {5},
pages = {660 -- 671},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{The chromatin remodelling complex FACT associates with actively transcribed regions of the Arabidopsis genome}},
doi = {10.1111/j.1365-313X.2004.02242.x},
volume = {40},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2999,
abstract = {Embryogenesis of flowering plants establishes a basic body plan with apical-basal, radial and bilateral patterns from the single-celled zygote. Arabidopsis embryogenesis exhibits a nearly invariant cell division pattern and therefore is an ideal system for studies of early plant development. However, plant embryos are difficult to access for experimental manipulation, as they develop deeply inside maternal tissues. Here we present a method for the culture of zygotic Arabidopsis embryos in vitro. The technique omits excision of the embryo by culturing the entire ovule, thus greatly facilitating the time and effort involved. It enables external manipulation of embryo development and culture from the earliest developmental stages up to maturity. Administration of various chemical treatments as well as the use of different molecular markers is demonstrated together with standard techniques for visualizing gene expression and protein localization in in vitro cultivated embryos. The presented set of techniques allows for so far unavailable molecular physiology approaches in the study of early plant development.},
author = {Sauer, Michael and Jirí Friml},
journal = {Plant Journal},
number = {5},
pages = {835 -- 843},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{In vitro culture of Arabidopsis embryos within their ovules}},
doi = {10.1111/j.1365-313X.2004.02248.x},
volume = {40},
year = {2004},
}
@misc{3142,
abstract = {Assembly of neuronal circuits is controlled by the sequential acquisition of neuronal subpopulation-specific identities at progressive developmental steps. Whereas neuronal features involved in initial phases of differentiation are already established at cell-cycle exit, recent findings, based mainly on work in the peripheral nervous system, suggest that the timely integration of signals encountered en route to targets and from the target region itself is essential to control late steps in connectivity. As neurons project towards their targets they require target-derived signals to establish mature axonal projections and acquire neuronal traits such as the expression of distinct combinations of neurotransmitters. Recent evidence presented in this review shows that this principle, of a signaling interplay between target-derived signals and neuronal cell bodies, is often mediated through transcriptional events and is evolutionarily conserved.},
author = {Simon Hippenmeyer and Kramer, Ina and Arber, Silvia},
booktitle = {Trends in Neurosciences},
number = {8},
pages = {482 -- 488},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Control of neuronal phenotype: What targets tell the cell bodies}},
doi = {10.1016/j.tins.2004.05.012},
volume = {27},
year = {2004},
}
@article{1963,
abstract = {The mechanism coupling electron transfer and proton pumping in respiratory complex I (NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase) has not been established, but it has been suggested that it involves conformational changes. Here, the influence of substrates on the conformation of purified complex I from Escherichia coli was studied by cross-linking and electron microscopy. When a zero-length cross-linking reagent was used, the presence of NAD(P)H, in contrast to that of NAD+, prevented the formation of cross-links between the hydrophilic subunits of the complex, including NuoB, NuoI, and NuoCD. Comparisons using different cross-linkers suggested that NuoB, which is likely to coordinate the key iron-sulfur cluster N2, is the most mobile subunit. The presence of NAD(P)H led also to enhanced proteolysis of subunit NuoG. These data indicate that upon NAD(P)H binding, the peripheral arm of the complex adopts a more open conformation, with increased distances between subunits. Single particle analysis showed the nature of this conformational change. The enzyme retains its L-shape in the presence of NADH, but exhibits a significantly more open or expanded structure both in the peripheral arm and, unexpectedly, in the membrane domain also.},
author = {Mamedova, Aygun A and Holt, Peter J and Carroll, Joe D and Leonid Sazanov},
journal = {Journal of Biological Chemistry},
number = {22},
pages = {23830 -- 23836},
publisher = {American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
title = {{Substrate-induced conformational change in bacterial complex I}},
doi = {10.1074/jbc.M401539200},
volume = {279},
year = {2004},
}
@article{864,
abstract = {We present a method for prediction of functional sites in a set of aligned protein sequences. The method selects sites which are both well conserved and clustered together in space, as inferred from the 3D structures of proteins included in the alignment. We tested the method using 86 alignments from the NCBI CDD database, where the sites of experimentally determined ligand and/or macromolecular interactions are annotated. In agreement with earlier investigations, we found that functional site predictions are most successful when overall background sequence conservation is low, such that sites under evolutionary constraint become apparent. In addition, we found that averaging of conservation values across spatially clustered sites improves predictions under certain conditions: that is, when overall conservation is relatively high and when the site in question involves a large macromolecular binding interface. Under these conditions it is better to look for clusters of conserved sites than to look for particular conserved sites.},
author = {Panchenko, Anna R and Fyodor Kondrashov and Bryant, Stephen H},
journal = {Protein Science},
number = {4},
pages = {884 -- 892},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Prediction of functional sites by analysis of sequence and structure conservation}},
doi = {10.1110/ps.03465504},
volume = {13},
year = {2004},
}
@article{870,
abstract = {Only a fraction of eukaryotic genes affect the phenotype drastically. We compared 18 parameters in 1273 human morbid genes, known to cause diseases, and in the remaining 16 580 unambiguous human genes. Morbid genes evolve more slowly, have wider phylogenetic distributions, are more similar to essential genes of Drosophila melanogaster, code for longer proteins containing more alanine and glycine and less histidine, lysine and methionine, possess larger numbers of longer introns with more accurate splicing signals and have higher and broader expressions. These differences make it possible to classify as non-morbid 34% of human genes with unknown morbidity, when only 5% of known morbid genes are incorrectly classified as non-morbid. This classification can help to identify disease-causing genes among multiple candidates.},
author = {Fyodor Kondrashov and Ogurtsov, Aleksey Yu and Kondrashov, Alexey S},
journal = {Nucleic Acids Research},
number = {5},
pages = {1731 -- 1737},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{Bioinformatical assay of human gene morbidity}},
doi = {10.1093/nar/gkh330},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@article{875,
abstract = {The dominance of wild-type alleles and the concomitant recessivity of deleterious mutant alleles might have evolved by natural selection or could be a by-product of the molecular and physiological mechanisms of gene action. We compared the properties of human haplosufficient genes, whose wild-type alleles are dominant over loss-of-function alleles, with haploinsufficient (recessive wild-type) genes, which produce an abnormal phenotype when heterozygous for a loss-of-function allele. The fraction of haplosufficient genes is the highest among the genes that encode enzymes, which is best compatible with the physiological theory. Haploinsufficient genes, on average, have more paralogs than haplosufficient genes, supporting the idea that gene dosage could be important for the initial fixation of duplications. Thus, haplo(in)sufficiency of a gene and its propensity for duplication might have a common evolutionary basis.},
author = {Fyodor Kondrashov and Koonin, Eugene V},
journal = {Trends in Genetics},
number = {7},
pages = {287 -- 291},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{A common framework for understanding the origin of genetic dominance and evolutionary fates of gene duplications}},
doi = {10.1016/j.tig.2004.05.001},
volume = {20},
year = {2004},
}
@article{889,
abstract = {The function of protein and RNA molecules depends on complex epistatic interactions between sites. Therefore, the deleterious effect of a mutation can be suppressed by a compensatory second-site substitution. In relating a list of 86 pathogenic mutations in human IRNAs encoded by mitochondrial genes to the sequences of their mammalian orthologs, we noted that 52 pathogenic mutations were present in normal tRNAs of one or several nonhuman mammals. We found at least five mechanisms of compensation for 32 pathogenic mutations that destroyed a Watson-Crick pair in one of the four tRNA stems: restoration of the affected Watson-Crick interaction (25 cases), strengthening of another pair (4 cases), creation of a new pair (8 cases), changes of multiple interactions in the affected stem (11 cases) and changes involving the interaction between the loop and stem structures (3 cases). A pathogenic mutation and its compensating substitution are fixed in a lineage in rapid succession, and often a compensatory interaction evolves convergently in different clades. At least 10%, and perhaps as many as 50%, of all nucleotide substitutions in evolving mammalian (RNAs participate in such interactions, indicating that the evolution of tRNAs proceeds along highly epistatic fitness ridges.},
author = {Kern, Andrew D and Fyodor Kondrashov},
journal = {Nature Genetics},
number = {11},
pages = {1207 -- 1212},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Mechanisms and convergence of compensatory evolution in mammalian mitochondrial tRNAs}},
doi = {10.1038/ng1451},
volume = {36},
year = {2004},
}
@article{898,
abstract = {New alleles become fixed owing to random drift of nearly neutral mutations or to positive selection of substantially advantageous mutations. After decades of debate, the fraction of fixations driven by selection remains uncertain. Within 9,390 genes, we analysed 28,196 codons at which rat and mouse differ from each other at two nucleotide sites and 1,982 codons with three differences. At codons where rat-mouse divergence involved two non-synonymous substitutions, both of them occurred in the same lineage, either rat or mouse, in 64% of cases; however, independent substitutions would occur in the same lineage with a probability of only 50%. All three non-synonymous substitutions occurred in the same lineage for 46% of codons, instead of the 25% expected. Furthermore, comparison of 12 pairs of prokaryotic genomes also shows clumping of multiple non-synonymous substitutions in the same lineage. This pattern cannot be explained by correlated mutation or episodes of relaxed negative selection, but instead indicates that positive selection acts at many sites of rapid, successive amino acid replacement.},
author = {Bazykin, Georgii A and Fyodor Kondrashov and Ogurtsov, Aleksey Yu and Sunyaev, Shamil R and Kondrashov, Alexey S},
journal = {Nature},
number = {6991},
pages = {558 -- 562},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence}},
doi = {10.1038/nature02601},
volume = {429},
year = {2004},
}
@article{902,
abstract = {We compare the functional spectrum of protein evolution in two separate animal lineages with respect to two hypotheses: (1) rates of divergence are distributed similarly among functional classes within both lineages, indicating that selective pressure on the proteome is largely independent of organismic-level biological requirements; and (2) rates of divergence are distributed differently among functional classes within each lineage, indicating species-specific selective regimes impact genome-wide substitutional patterns. Integrating comparative genome sequence with data from tissue-specific expressed-sequence-tag (EST) libraries and detailed database annotations, we find a functional genomic signature of rapid evolution and selective constraint shared between mammalian and nematode lineages despite their extensive morphological and ecological differences and distant common ancestry. In both phyla, we find evidence of accelerated evolution among components of molecular systems involved in coevolutionary change. In mammals, lineage-specific fast evolving genes include those involved in reproduction, immunity, and possibly, maternal-fetal conflict. Likelihood ratio tests provide evidence for positive selection in these rapidly evolving functional categories in mammals. In contrast, slowly evolving genes, in terms of amino acid or insertion/deletion (indel) change, in both phyla are involved in core molecular processes such as transcription, translation, and protein transport. Thus, strong purifying selection appears to act on the same core cellular processes in both mammalian and nematode lineages, whereas positive and/or relaxed selection acts on different biological processes in each lineage.},
author = {Castillo-Davis, Cristian I and Fyodor Kondrashov and Hartl, Daniel L and Kulathinal, Rob J},
journal = {Genome Research},
number = {5},
pages = {802 -- 811},
publisher = {Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press},
title = {{The functional genomic distribution of protein divergence in two animal phyla: Coevolution, genomic conflict, and constraint}},
doi = {10.1101/gr.2195604},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{1456,
abstract = {We study the space of L2 harmonic forms on complete manifolds with metrics of fibred boundary or fibred cusp type. These metrics generalize the geometric structures at infinity of several different well-known classes of metrics, including asymptotically locally Euclidean manifolds, the (known types of) gravitational instantons, and also Poincaré metrics on ℚ-rank 1 ends of locally symmetric spaces and on the complements of smooth divisors in Kähler manifolds. The answer in all cases is given in terms of intersection cohomology of a stratified compactification of the manifold. The L2 signature formula implied by our result is closely related to the one proved by Dai and more generally by Vaillant and identifies Dai's τ-invariant directly in terms of intersection cohomology of differing perversities. This work is also closely related to a recent paper of Carron and the forthcoming paper of Cheeger and Dai. We apply our results to a number of examples, gravitational instantons among them, arising in predictions about L2 harmonic forms in duality theories in string theory.},
author = {Tamas Hausel and Hunsicker, Eugénie and Mazzeo, Rafe R},
journal = {Duke Mathematical Journal},
number = {3},
pages = {485 -- 548},
publisher = {Duke University Press},
title = {{Hodge cohomology of gravitational instantons}},
doi = {10.1215/S0012-7094-04-12233-X},
volume = {122},
year = {2004},
}
@article{1464,
abstract = {The moduli space of stable vector bundles on a Riemann surface is smooth when the rank and degree are coprime, and is diffeomorphic to the space of unitary connections of central constant curvature. A classic result of Newstead and Atiyah and Bott asserts that its rational cohomology ring is generated by the universal classes, that is, by the Kunneth components of the Chern classes of the universal bundle.
This paper studies the larger, non-compact moduli space of Higgs bundles, as introduced by Hitchin and Simpson, with values in the canonical bundle K. This is diffeomorphic to the space of all connections of central constant curvature, whether unitary or not. The main result of the paper is that, in the rank 2 case, the rational cohomology ring of this space is again generated by universal classes.
The spaces of Higgs bundles with values in K(n) for n > 0 turn out to be essential to the story. Indeed, we show that their direct limit has the homotopy type of the classifying space of the gauge group, and hence has cohomology generated by universal classes. 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification 14H60 (primary), 14D20, 14H81, 32Q55, 58D27 (secondary). },
author = {Tamas Hausel and Thaddeus, Michael},
journal = {Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society},
number = {3},
pages = {632 -- 658},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{Generators for the cohomology ring of the moduli space of rank 2 higgs bundles}},
doi = {10.1112/S0024611503014618},
volume = {88},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3172,
abstract = {The simultaneous multiple volume (SMV) approach in navigator-gated MRI allows the use of the whole motion range or the entire scan time for the reconstruction of final images by simultaneously acquiring different image volumes at different motion states. The motion tolerance range for each volume is kept small, thus SMV substantially increases the scan efficiency of navigator methods while maintaining the effectiveness of motion suppression. This article reports a general implementation of the SMV approach using a multiprocessor scheduling algorithm. Each motion state is regarded as a processor and each volume is regarded as a job. An efficient scheduling that completes all jobs in minimal time is maintained even when the motion pattern changes. Initial experiments demonstrated that SMV significantly increased the scan efficiency of navigatorgated MRI.},
author = {Vladimir Kolmogorov and Nguyen, Thành D and Nuval, Anthony and Spincemaille, Pascal and Prince, Martin R and Zabih, Ramin and Wang, Yusu},
journal = {Magnetic Resonance in Medicine},
number = {2},
pages = {362 -- 367},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Multiprocessor scheduling implementation of the simultaneous multiple volume SMV navigator method}},
doi = {10.1002/mrm.20162},
volume = {52},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3173,
abstract = {In the last few years, several new algorithms based on graph cuts have been developed to solve energy minimization problems in computer vision. Each of these techniques constructs a graph such that the minimum cut on the graph also minimizes the energy. Yet, because these graph constructions are complex and highly specific to a particular energy function, graph cuts have seen limited application to date. In this paper, we give a characterization of the energy functions that can be minimized by graph cuts. Our results are restricted to functions of binary variables. However, our work generalizes many previous constructions and is easily applicable to vision problems that involve large numbers of labels, such as stereo, motion, image restoration, and scene reconstruction. We give a precise characterization of what energy functions can be minimized using graph cuts, among the energy functions that can be written as a sum of terms containing three or fewer binary variables. We also provide a general-purpose construction to minimize such an energy function. Finally, we give a necessary condition for any energy function of binary variables to be minimized by graph cuts. Researchers who are considering the use of graph cuts to optimize a particular energy function can use our results to determine if this is possible and then follow our construction to create the appropriate graph. A software implementation is freely available.},
author = {Vladimir Kolmogorov and Zabih, Ramin},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence},
number = {2},
pages = {147 -- 159},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{What energy functions can be minimized via graph cuts? }},
doi = {10.1109/TPAMI.2004.1262177},
volume = {26},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3177,
abstract = {Feature space clustering is a popular approach to image segmentation, in which a feature vector of local properties (such as intensity, texture or motion) is computed at each pixel. The feature space is then clustered, and each pixel is labeled with the cluster that contains its feature vector. A major limitation of this approach is that feature space clusters generally lack spatial coherence (i.e., they do not correspond to a compact grouping of pixels). In this paper, we propose a segmentation algorithm that operates simultaneously in feature space and in image space. We define an energy function over both a set of clusters and a labeling of pixels with clusters. In our framework, a pixel is labeled with a single cluster (rather than, for example, a distribution over clusters). Our energy function penalizes clusters that are a poor fit to the data in feature space, and also penalizes clusters whose pixels lack spatial coherence. The energy function can be efficiently minimized using graph cuts. Our algorithm can incorporate both parametric and non-parametric clustering methods. It can be applied to many optimization-based clustering methods, including k-means and k-medians, and can handle models which are very close in feature space. Preliminary results are presented on segmenting real and synthetic images, using both parametric and non-parametric clustering.},
author = {Zabih, Ramin and Vladimir Kolmogorov},
pages = {437 -- 444},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Spatially coherent clustering using graph cuts}},
doi = {10.1109/CVPR.2004.1315196},
volume = {2},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3178,
abstract = {Minimum cut/maximum flow algorithms on graphs have emerged as an increasingly useful tool for exactor approximate energy minimization in low-level vision. The combinatorial optimization literature provides many min-cut/max-flow algorithms with different polynomial time complexity. Their practical efficiency, however, has to date been studied mainly outside the scope of computer vision. The goal of this paper is to provide an experimental comparison of the efficiency of min-cut/max flow algorithms for applications in vision. We compare the running times of several standard algorithms, as well as a new algorithm that we have recently developed. The algorithms we study include both Goldberg-Tarjan style "push -relabel" methods and algorithms based on Ford-Fulkerson style "augmenting paths." We benchmark these algorithms on a number of typical graphs in the contexts of image restoration, stereo, and segmentation. In many cases, our new algorithm works several times faster than any of the other methods, making near real-time performance possible. An implementation of our max-flow/min-cut algorithm is available upon request for research purposes.},
author = {Boykov, Yuri and Vladimir Kolmogorov},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence},
number = {9},
pages = {1124 -- 1137},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{An experimental comparison of min-cut/max-flow algorithms for energy minimization in vision}},
doi = {10.1109/TPAMI.2004.60},
volume = {26},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3179,
abstract = {The problem of efficient, interactive foreground/background segmentation in still images is of great practical importance in image editing. Classical image segmentation tools use either texture (colour) information, e.g. Magic Wand, or edge (contrast) information, e.g. Intelligent Scissors. Recently, an approach based on optimization by graph-cut has been developed which successfully combines both types of information. In this paper we extend the graph-cut approach in three respects. First, we have developed a more powerful, iterative version of the optimisation. Secondly, the power of the iterative algorithm is used to simplify substantially the user interaction needed for a given quality of result. Thirdly, a robust algorithm for "border matting" has been developed to estimate simultaneously the alpha-matte around an object boundary and the colours of foreground pixels. We show that for moderately difficult examples the proposed method outperforms competitive tools.},
author = {Rother, Carsten and Vladimir Kolmogorov and Blake, Andrew},
number = {3},
pages = {309 -- 314},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{"GrabCut" - Interactive foreground extraction using iterated graph cuts }},
doi = {10.1145/1015706.1015720},
volume = {23},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3208,
abstract = {A new technique for proving the adaptive indistinguishability of two systems, each composed of some component systems, is presented, using only the fact that corresponding component systems are non-adaptively indistinguishable. The main tool is the definition of a special monotone condition for a random system F, relative to another random system G, whose probability of occurring for a given distinguisher D is closely related to the distinguishing advantage ε of D for F and G, namely it is lower and upper bounded by ε and (1+ln1), respectively.
A concrete instantiation of this result shows that the cascade of two random permutations (with the second one inverted) is indistinguishable from a uniform random permutation by adaptive distinguishers which may query the system from both sides, assuming the components’ security only against non-adaptive one-sided distinguishers.
As applications we provide some results in various fields as almost k-wise independent probability spaces, decorrelation theory and computational indistinguishability (i.e., pseudo-randomness).},
author = {Maurer, Ueli M and Krzysztof Pietrzak},
pages = {410 -- 427},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Composition of random systems: When two weak make one strong}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-24638-1_23},
volume = {2951},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3419,
abstract = {The folding and stability of transmembrane proteins is a fundamental and unsolved biological problem. Here, single bacteriorhodopsin molecules were mechanically unfolded from native purple membranes using atomic force microscopy and force spectroscopy. The energy landscape of individual transmembrane α helices and polypeptide loops was mapped by monitoring the pulling speed dependence of the unfolding forces and applying Monte Carlo simulations. Single helices formed independently stable units stabilized by a single potential barrier. Mechanical unfolding of the helices was triggered by 3.9–7.7 Å extension, while natural unfolding rates were of the order of 10−3 s−1. Besides acting as individually stable units, helices associated pairwise, establishing a collective potential barrier. The unfolding pathways of individual proteins reflect distinct pulling speed-dependent unfolding routes in their energy landscapes. These observations support the two-stage model of membrane protein folding in which α helices insert into the membrane as stable units and then assemble into the functional protein.},
author = {Harald Janovjak and Struckmeier, Jens and Hubain, Maurice and Kessler, Max and Kedrov, Alexej and Mueller, Daniel J},
journal = {Structure},
number = {5},
pages = {871 -- 879},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Probing the energy landscape of the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin}},
doi = {10.1016/j.str.2004.03.016},
volume = {12},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3420,
abstract = {Single-molecule force-spectroscopy was employed to unfold and refold single sodium-proton antiporters (NhaA) of Escherichia coli from membrane patches. Although transmembrane α-helices and extracellular polypeptide loops exhibited sufficient stability to individually establish potential barriers against unfolding, two helices predominantly unfolded pairwise, thereby acting as one structural unit. Many of the potential barriers were detected unfolding NhaA either from the C-terminal or the N-terminal end. It was found that some molecular interactions stabilizing secondary structural elements were directional, while others were not. Additionally, some interactions appeared to occur between the secondary structural elements. After unfolding ten of the 12 helices, the extracted polypeptide was allowed to refold back into the membrane. After five seconds, the refolded polypeptide established all secondary structure elements of the native protein. One helical pair showed a characteristic spring like “snap in” into its folded conformation, while the refolding process of other helices was not detected in particular. Additionally, individual helices required characteristic periods of time to fold. Correlating these results with the primary structure of NhaA allowed us to obtain the first insights into how potential barriers establish and determine the folding kinetics of the secondary structure elements.},
author = {Kedrov, Alexej and Ziegler, Christine and Harald Janovjak and Kühlbrandt, Werner and Mueller, Daniel J},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Biology},
number = {5},
pages = {1143 -- 1152},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Controlled unfolding and refolding of a single sodium/proton antiporter using atomic force microscopy}},
doi = {10.1016/j.jmb.2004.05.026},
volume = {340},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{3574,
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner},
booktitle = {Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry},
pages = {1395 -- 1412},
publisher = {CRC Press},
title = {{Biological applications of computational topology}},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{3575,
abstract = {The Jacobi set of two Morse functions defined on a common - manifold is the set of critical points of the restrictions of one func- tion to the level sets of the other function. Equivalently, it is the set of points where the gradients of the functions are parallel. For a generic pair of Morse functions, the Jacobi set is a smoothly embed- ded 1-manifold. We give a polynomial-time algorithm that com- putes the piecewise linear analog of the Jacobi set for functions specified at the vertices of a triangulation, and we generalize all results to more than two but at most Morse functions.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Harer, John},
booktitle = {Foundations of Computational Mathematics},
pages = {37 -- 57},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Jacobi sets of multiple Morse functions}},
doi = {10.1017/CBO9781139106962.003},
volume = {312},
year = {2004},
}
@misc{3595,
abstract = {Genome sizes vary enormously. This variation in DNA content correlates with effective population size, suggesting that deleterious additions to the genome can accumulate in small populations. On this view, the increased complexity of biological functions associated with large genomes partly reflects evolutionary degeneration.},
author = {Charlesworth, Brian and Nicholas Barton},
booktitle = {Current Biology},
number = {6},
pages = {R233 -- R235},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Genome size: Does bigger mean worse?}},
doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.054},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3614,
abstract = {We analyze the changes in the mean and variance components of a quantitative trait caused by changes in allele frequencies, concentrating on the effects of genetic drift. We use a general representation of epistasis and dominance that allows an arbitrary relation between genotype and phenotype for any number of diallelic loci. We assume initial and final Hardy-Weinberg and linkage equilibrium in our analyses of drift-induced changes. Random drift generates transient linkage disequilibria that cause correlations between allele frequency fluctuations at different loci. However, we show that these have negligible effects, at least for interactions among small numbers of loci. Our analyses are based on diffusion approximations that summarize the effects of drift in terms of F, the inbreeding coefficient, interpreted as the expected proportional decrease in heterozygosity at each locus. For haploids, the variance of the trait mean after a population bottleneck is var(Δz̄) =inline imagewhere n is the number of loci contributing to the trait variance, VA(1)=VA is the additive genetic variance, and VA(k) is the kth-order additive epistatic variance. The expected additive genetic variance after the bottleneck, denoted (V*A), is closely related to var(Δz̄); (V*A) (1 –F)inline imageThus, epistasis inflates the expected additive variance above VA(1 –F), the expectation under additivity. For haploids (and diploids without dominance), the expected value of every variance component is inflated by the existence of higher order interactions (e.g., third-order epistasis inflates (V*AA)). This is not true in general with diploidy, because dominance alone can reduce (V*A) below VA(1 –F) (e.g., when dominant alleles are rare). Without dominance, diploidy produces simple expressions: var(Δz̄)=inline image=1 (2F) kVA(k) and (V*A) = (1 –F)inline imagek(2F)k-1VA(k) With dominance (and even without epistasis), var(Δz̄)and (V*A) no longer depend solely on the variance components in the base population. For small F, the expected additive variance simplifies to (V*A)(1 –F) VA+ 4FVAA+2FVD+2FCAD, where CAD is a sum of two terms describing covariances between additive effects and dominance and additive × dominance interactions. Whether population bottlenecks lead to expected increases in additive variance depends primarily on the ratio of nonadditive to additive genetic variance in the base population, but dominance precludes simple predictions based solely on variance components. We illustrate these results using a model in which genotypic values are drawn at random, allowing extreme and erratic epistatic interactions. Although our analyses clarify the conditions under which drift is expected to increase VA, we question the evolutionary importance of such increases.},
author = {Nicholas Barton and Turelli, Michael},
journal = {Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution},
number = {10},
pages = {2111 -- 2132},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Effects of allele frequency changes on variance components under a general model of epistasis}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb01591.x},
volume = {58},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3615,
abstract = {We investigate three alternative selection-based scenarios proposed to maintain polygenic variation: pleiotropic balancing selection, G x E interactions (with spatial or temporal variation in allelic effects), and sex-dependent allelic effects. Each analysis assumes an additive polygenic trait with n diallelic loci under stabilizing selection. We allow loci to have different effects and consider equilibria at which the population mean departs from the stabilizing-selection optimum. Under weak selection, each model produces essentially identical, approximate allele-frequency dynamics. Variation is maintained under pleiotropic balancing selection only at loci for which the strength of balancing selection exceeds the effective strength of stabilizing selection. In addition, for all models, polymorphism requires that the population mean be close enough to the optimum that directional selection does not overwhelm balancing selection. This balance allows many simultaneously stable equilibria, and we explore their properties numerically. Both spatial and temporal G x E can maintain variation at loci for which the coefficient of variation (across environments) of the effect of a substitution exceeds a critical value greater than one. The critical value depends on the correlation between substitution effects at different loci. For large positive correlations (e.g., ρ2ij > 3/4), even extreme fluctuations in allelic effects cannot maintain variation. Surprisingly, this constraint on correlations implies that sex-dependent allelic effects cannot maintain polygenic variation. We present numerical results that support our analytical approximations and discuss our results in connection to relevant data and alternative variance-maintaining mechanisms.},
author = {Turelli, Michael and Nicholas Barton},
journal = {Genetics},
number = {2},
pages = {1053 -- 1079},
publisher = {Genetics Society of America},
title = {{Polygenic variation maintained by balancing selection: pleiotropy, sex-dependent allelic effects and GxE interactions}},
doi = {10.1534/genetics.166.2.1053},
volume = {166},
year = {2004},
}
@misc{3616,
author = {Nicholas Barton},
booktitle = {Current Biology},
number = {15},
pages = {R603 -- R604},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Speciation: Why, how, where and when?}},
doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2004.07.037},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3617,
abstract = {The coalescent process can describe the effects of selection at linked loci only if selection is so strong that genotype frequencies evolve deterministically. Here, we develop methods proposed by Kaplan, Darden, and Hudson to find the effects of weak selection. We show that the overall effect is given by an extension to Price's equation: the change in properties such as moments of coalescence times is equal to the covariance between those properties and the fitness of the sample of genes. The distribution of coalescence times differs substantially between allelic classes, even in the absence of selection. However, the average coalescence time between randomly chosen genes is insensitive to the current allele frequency and is affected significantly by purifying selection only if deleterious mutations are common and selection is strong (i.e., the product of population size and selection coefficient, Ns > 3). Balancing selection increases mean coalescence times, but the effect becomes large only when mutation rates between allelic classes are low and when selection is extremely strong. Our analysis supports previous simulations that show that selection has surprisingly little effect on genealogies. Moreover, small fluctuations in allele frequency due to random drift can greatly reduce any such effects. This will make it difficult to detect the action of selection from neutral variation alone.},
author = {Nicholas Barton and Etheridge, Alison M},
journal = {Genetics},
number = {2},
pages = {1115 -- 1131},
publisher = {Genetics Society of America},
title = {{The effect of selection on genealogies}},
doi = {10.1534/genetics.166.2.1115},
volume = {166},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3688,
abstract = {Capturing images of documents using handheld digital cameras has a variety of applications in academia, research, knowledge management, retail, and office settings. The ultimate goal of such systems is to achieve image quality comparable to that currently achieved with flatbed scanners even for curved, warped, or curled pages. This can be achieved by high-accuracy 3D modeling of the page surface, followed by a "flattening" of the surface. A number of previous systems have either assumed only perspective distortions, or used techniques like structured lighting, shading, or side-imaging for obtaining 3D shape. This paper describes a system for handheld camera-based document capture using general purpose stereo vision methods followed by a new document dewarping technique. Examples of shape modeling and dewarping of book images is shown.},
author = {Ulges, Adrian and Christoph Lampert and Breuel,Thomas M},
pages = {198 -- 200},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Document capture using stereo vision}},
doi = {10.1145/1030397.1030434},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3805,
abstract = {The operation of neuronal networks crucially depends on a fast time course of signaling in inhibitory interneurons. Synapses that excite interneurons generate fast currents, owing to the expression of glutamate receptors of specific subunit composition. Interneurons generate brief action potentials in response to transient synaptic activation and discharge repetitively at very high frequencies during sustained stimulation. The ability to generate short-duration action potentials at high frequencies depends on the expression of specific voltage-gated K+ channels. Factors facilitating fast action potential initiation following synaptic excitation include depolarized interneuron resting potential, subthreshold conductances and active dendrites. Finally, GABA release at interneuron output synapses is rapid and highly synchronized, leading to a faster inhibition in postsynaptic interneurons than in principal cells. Thus, the expression of distinct transmitter receptors and voltage-gated ion channels ensures that interneurons operate with high speed and temporal precision.},
author = {Peter Jonas and Bischofberger, Josef and Fricker, Desdemona and Miles, Richard},
journal = {Trends in Neurosciences},
number = {1},
pages = {30 -- 40},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Interneuron Diversity series: Fast in, fast out--temporal and spatial signal processing in hippocampal interneurons}},
doi = {doi:10.1016/j.tins.2003.10.010},
volume = {27},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3807,
abstract = {The time course of Mg(2+) block and unblock of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) determines the extent they are activated by depolarization. Here, we directly measure the rate of NMDAR channel opening in response to depolarizations at different times after brief (1 ms) and sustained (4.6 s) applications of glutamate to nucleated patches from neocortical pyramidal neurons. The kinetics of Mg(2+) unblock were found to be non-instantaneous and complex, consisting of a prominent fast component (time constant approximately 100 micros) and slower components (time constants 4 and approximately 300 ms), the relative amplitudes of which depended on the timing of the depolarizing pulse. Fitting a kinetic model to these data indicated that Mg(2+) not only blocks the NMDAR channel, but reduces both the open probability and affinity for glutamate, while enhancing desensitization. These effects slow the rate of NMDAR channel opening in response to depolarization in a time-dependent manner such that the slower components of Mg(2+) unblock are enhanced during depolarizations at later times after glutamate application. One physiological consequence of this is that brief depolarizations occurring earlier in time after glutamate application are better able to open NMDAR channels. This finding has important implications for spike-timing-dependent synaptic plasticity (STDP), where the precise (millisecond) timing of action potentials relative to synaptic inputs determines the magnitude and sign of changes in synaptic strength. Indeed, we find that STDP timing curves of NMDAR channel activation elicited by realistic dendritic action potential waveforms are narrower than expected assuming instantaneous Mg(2+) unblock, indicating that slow Mg(2+) unblock of NMDAR channels makes the STDP timing window more precise.},
author = {Kampa, Bjorn M and Clements, John and Peter Jonas and Stuart, Greg J},
journal = {Journal of Physiology},
number = {Pt 2},
pages = {337 -- 45},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Kinetics of Mg(2+) unblock of NMDA receptors: implications for spike-timing dependent synaptic plasticity}},
doi = {10.1113/jphysiol.2003.058842 },
volume = {556},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3809,
abstract = {Neural stem cells in various regions of the vertebrate brain continuously generate neurons throughout life. In the mammalian hippocampus, a region important for spatial and episodic memory, thousands of new granule cells are produced per day, with the exact number depending on environmental conditions and physical exercise. The survival of these neurons is improved by learning and conversely learning may be promoted by neurogenesis. Although it has been suggested that newly generated neurons may have specific properties to facilitate learning, the cellular and synaptic mechanisms of plasticity in these neurons are largely unknown. Here we show that young granule cells in the adult hippocampus differ substantially from mature granule cells in both active and passive membrane properties. In young neurons, T-type Ca2+ channels can generate isolated Ca2+ spikes and boost fast Na+ action potentials, contributing to the induction of synaptic plasticity. Associative long-term potentiation can be induced more easily in young neurons than in mature neurons under identical conditions. Thus, newly generated neurons express unique mechanisms to facilitate synaptic plasticity, which may be important for the formation of new memories.},
author = {Schmidt-Hieber, Christoph and Peter Jonas and Bischofberger, Josef},
journal = {Nature},
number = {6988},
pages = {184 -- 7},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Enhanced synaptic plasticity in newly generated granule cells of the adult hippocampus}},
doi = {10.1038/nature02553},
volume = {429},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3810,
abstract = {Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels control action potential repolarization, interspike membrane potential, and action potential frequency in excitable cells. It is thought that the combinatorial association between distinct alpha and beta subunits determines whether Kv channels function as non-inactivating delayed rectifiers or as rapidly inactivating A-type channels. We show that membrane lipids can convert A-type channels into delayed rectifiers and vice versa. Phosphoinositides remove N-type inactivation from A-type channels by immobilizing the inactivation domains. Conversely, arachidonic acid and its amide anandamide endow delayed rectifiers with rapid voltage-dependent inactivation. The bidirectional control of Kv channel gating by lipids may provide a mechanism for the dynamic regulation of electrical signaling in the nervous system.},
author = {Oliver, Dominik and Lien, Cheng-Chang and Soom, Malle and Baukrowitz, Thomas and Peter Jonas and Fakler, Bernd},
journal = {Science},
number = {5668},
pages = {265 -- 70},
publisher = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
title = {{Functional conversion between A-type and delayed rectifier K+ channels by membrane lipids}},
doi = {10.1126/science.1094113},
volume = {304},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3894,
abstract = {We study infinite stochastic games played by n-players on a finite graph with goals given by sets of infinite traces. The games are stochastic (each player simultaneously and independently chooses an action at each round, and the next state is determined by a probability distribution depending on the current state and the chosen actions), infinite (the game continues for an infinite number of rounds), nonzero sum (the players' goals are not necessarily conflicting), and undiscounted. We show that if each player has a reachability objective, that is, if the goal for each player i is to visit some subset R-i of the states, then there exists an epsilon-Nash equilibrium in memoryless strategies, for every epsilon > 0. However, exact Nash equilibria need not exist. We study the complexity of finding such Nash equilibria, and show that the payoff of some epsilon-Nash equilibrium in memoryless strategies can be epsilon-approximated in NP. We study the important subclass of n-player turn-based probabilistic games, where at each state at most one player has a nontrivial choice of moves. For turn-based probabilistic games, we show the existence of epsilon-Nash equilibria in pure strategies for games where the objective of player i is a Borel set B-i of infinite traces. However, exact Nash equilibria may not exist. For the special case of omega-regular objectives, we show exact Nash equilibria exist, and can be computed in NP when the omega-regular objectives are expressed as parity objectives.},
author = {Krishnendu Chatterjee and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Jurdziński, Marcin},
pages = {26 -- 40},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{On Nash equilibria in stochastic games}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-30124-0_6},
volume = {3210},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3895,
abstract = {In 2-player non-zero-sum games, Nash equilibria capture the options for rational behavior if each player attempts to maximize her payoff. In contrast to classical game theory, we consider lexicographic objectives: first, each player tries to maximize her own payoff, and then, the player tries to minimize the opponent's payoff. Such objectives arise naturally in the verification of systems with multiple components. There, instead of proving that each component satisfies its specification no matter how the other components behave, it often suffices to prove that each component satisfies its specification provided that the other components satisfy their specifications. We say that a Nash equilibrium is secure if it is an equilibrium with respect to the lexicographic objectives of both players. We prove that in graph games with Borel objectives, which include the games that arise in verification, there may be several Nash equilibria, but there is always a unique maximal payoff profile of secure equilibria. We show how this equilibrium can be computed in the case of omega-regular objectives, and we characterize the memory requirements of strategies that achieve the equilibrium.},
author = {Krishnendu Chatterjee and Thomas Henzinger and Jurdziński, Marcin},
pages = {160 -- 169},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Games with secure equilibria}},
doi = {10.1109/LICS.2004.1319610},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{3587,
author = {Ulrich, Florian and Heisenberg, Carl-Philipp J},
booktitle = {Fish development and genetics : the zebrafish and medaka models},
editor = {Korzh, Vladimir and Gong, Zhiyuan},
pages = {39 -- 86},
publisher = {World Scientific Publishing},
title = {{Gastrulation in zebrafish}},
volume = {2},
year = {2004},
}
@article{4172,
abstract = {During vertebrate gastrulation, a relatively limited number of blastodermal cells undergoes a stereotypical set of cellular movements that leads to formation of the three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. Gastrulation, therefore, provides a unique developmental system in which to study cell movements in vivo in a fairly simple cellular context. Recent advances have been made in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie cell movements during zebrafish gastrulation. These findings can be compared with observations made in other model systems to identify potential general mechanisms of cell migration during development.},
author = {Montero, Juan and Heisenberg, Carl-Philipp J},
journal = {Trends in Cell Biology},
number = {11},
pages = {620 -- 627},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Gastrulation dynamics: cells move into focus}},
doi = {10.1016/j.tcb.2004.09.008},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@article{4238,
abstract = {The dynamical basis of tumoral growth has been controversial. Many models have been proposed to explain cancer development. The descriptions employ exponential, potential, logistic or Gompertzian growth laws. Some of these models are concerned with the interaction between cancer and the immunological, system. Among other properties, these models are concerned with the microscopic behavior of tumors and the emergence of cancer. We propose a modification of a previous model by Stepanova, which describes the specific immunological response against cancer. The modification consists of the substitution of a Gompertian law for the exponential rate used for tumoral growth. This modification is motivated by the numerous works confirming that Gompertz's equation correctly describes solid tumor growth. The modified model predicts that near zero, tumors always tend to grow. Immunological contraposition never suffices to induce a complete regression of the tumor. Instead, a stable microscopic equilibrium between cancer and immunological activity can be attained. In other words, our model predicts that the theory of immune surveillance is plausible. A macroscopic equilibrium in which the system develops cancer is also possible. In this case, immunological activity is depleted. This is consistent with the phenomena of cancer tolerance. Both equilibrium points can coexist or can exist without the other. In all cases the fixed point at zero tumor size is unstable. Since immunity cannot induce a complete tumor regression, a therapy is required. We include constant-dose therapies and show that they are insufficient. Final levels of immunocompetent cells and tumoral cells are finite, thus post-treatment regrowth of the tumor is certain. We also evaluate late-intensification therapies which are successful. They induce an asymptotic regression to zero tumor size. Immune response is also suppressed by the therapy, and thus plays a negligible role in the remission. We conclude that treatment evaluation should be successful without taking into account immunological effects. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
author = {de Vladar, Harold and González, J.},
journal = {Journal of Theoretical Biology},
number = {3},
pages = {335 -- 348},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Dynamic response of cancer under the influence of immunological activity and therapy}},
doi = {3801},
volume = {227},
year = {2004},
}
@article{4224,
abstract = {Developing cells acquire positional information by reading the graded distribution of morphogens. In Drosophila, the Dpp morphogen forms a long-range concentration gradient by spreading from a restricted source in the developing wing. It has been assumed that Dpp spreads by extracellular diffusion. Under this assumption, the main role of endocytosis in gradient formation is to downregulate receptors at the cell surface. These surface receptors bind to the ligand and thereby interfere with its long-range movement. Recent experiments indicate that Dpp spreading is mediated by Dynamin-dependent endocytosis in the target tissue, suggesting that extracellular diffusion alone cannot account for Dpp dispersal. Here, we perform a theoretical study of a model for morphogen spreading based on extracellular diffusion, which takes into account receptor binding and trafficking. We compare profiles of ligand and surface receptors obtained in this model with experimental data. To this end, we monitored directly the pool of surface receptors and extracellular Dpp with specific antibodies. We conclude that current models considering pure extracellular diffusion cannot explain the observed role of endocytosis during Dpp long-range movement.},
author = {Kruse, Karsten and Pantazis, Periklis and Bollenbach, Mark Tobias and Julicher, Frank and Gonzalez Gaitan, Marcos},
journal = {Development},
number = {19},
pages = {4843 -- 4856},
publisher = {Company of Biologists},
title = {{Dpp gradient formation by dynamin-dependent endocytosis: receptor trafficking and the diffusion model}},
doi = {10.1242/dev.01335},
volume = {131},
year = {2004},
}
@phdthesis{4236,
author = {de Vladar, Harold},
publisher = {Centro de estudios avazados, IVIC},
title = {{Métodos no lineales y sus aplicaciones en dinámicas aleatorias de poblaciones celulares}},
doi = {3810},
year = {2004},
}
@phdthesis{4424,
abstract = {The enormous cost and ubiquity of software errors necessitates the need for techniques and tools that can precisely analyze large systems and prove that they meet given specifications, or if they don't, return counterexample behaviors showing how the system fails. Recent advances in model checking, decision procedures, program analysis and type systems, and a shift of focus to partial specifications common to several systems (e.g., memory safety and race freedom) have resulted in several practical verification methods. However, these methods are either precise or they are scalable, depending on whether they track the values of variables or only a fixed small set of dataflow facts (e.g., types), and are usually insufficient for precisely verifying large programs.
We describe a new technique called Lazy Abstraction (LA) which achieves both precision and scalability by localizing the use of precise information. LA automatically builds, explores and refines a single abstract model of the program in a way that different parts of the model exhibit different degrees of precision, namely just enough to verify the desired property. The algorithm automatically mines the information required by partitioning mechanical proofs of unsatisfiability of spurious counterexamples into Craig Interpolants. For multithreaded systems, we give a new technique based on analyzing the behavior of a single thread executing in a context which is an abstraction of the other (arbitrarily many) threads. We define novel context models and show how to automatically infer them and analyze the full system (thread + context) using LA.
LA is implemented in BLAST. We have run BLAST on Windows and Linux Device Drivers to verify API conformance properties, and have used it to find (or guarantee the absence of) data races in multithreaded Networked Embedded Systems (NESC) applications. BLAST is able to prove the absence of races in several cases where earlier methods, which depend on lock-based synchronization, fail.},
author = {Jhala, Ranjit},
pages = {1 -- 165},
publisher = {University of California, Berkeley},
title = {{Program verification by lazy abstraction}},
year = {2004},
}
@article{8517,
abstract = {We consider the evolution of a connected set on the plane carried by a space periodic incompressible stochastic flow. While for almost every realization of the stochastic flow at time t most of the particles are at a distance of order equation image away from the origin, there is a measure zero set of points that escape to infinity at the linear rate. We study the set of points visited by the original set by time t and show that such a set, when scaled down by the factor of t, has a limiting nonrandom shape.},
author = {Dolgopyat, Dmitry and Kaloshin, Vadim and Koralov, Leonid},
issn = {0010-3640},
journal = {Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics},
keywords = {Applied Mathematics, General Mathematics},
number = {9},
pages = {1127--1158},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{A limit shape theorem for periodic stochastic dispersion}},
doi = {10.1002/cpa.20032},
volume = {57},
year = {2004},
}
@article{8518,
author = {Koralov, Leonid and Kaloshin, Vadim and Dolgopyat, Dmitry},
issn = {0091-1798},
journal = {The Annals of Probability},
number = {1A},
pages = {1--27},
publisher = {Institute of Mathematical Statistics},
title = {{Sample path properties of the stochastic flows}},
doi = {10.1214/aop/1078415827},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@article{205,
author = {Timothy Browning},
journal = {Acta Arithmetica},
number = {3},
pages = {275 -- 295},
publisher = {Instytut Matematyczny},
title = {{Counting rational points on cubic and quartic surfaces}},
doi = {10.4064/aa108-3-7},
volume = {108},
year = {2003},
}
@article{206,
abstract = {Let T ⊂ ℙ 4 be a non-singular threefold of degree at least four. Then we show that the number of points in T(ℚ), with height at most B, is o(B 3) or B → ∞.},
author = {Timothy Browning},
journal = {Quarterly Journal of Mathematics},
number = {1},
pages = {33 -- 39},
publisher = {Unknown},
title = {{A note on the distribution of rational points on threefolds}},
doi = {10.1093/qjmath/54.1.33},
volume = {54},
year = {2003},
}
@article{207,
author = {Browning, Timothy D},
journal = {Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
number = {3},
pages = {385 -- 395},
publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
title = {{Sums of four biquadrates}},
doi = {10.1017/S0305004102006382},
volume = {134},
year = {2003},
}
@article{208,
abstract = {For any ε > 0 and any diagonal quadratic form Q ∈ ℤ[x 1, x 2, x 3, x 4] with a square-free discriminant of modulus Δ Q ≠ 0, we establish the uniform estimate ≪ε B 3/2+ε + B 2+ε/Δ Q 1/6 for the number of rational points of height at most B lying in the projective surface Q = 0.},
author = {Timothy Browning},
journal = {Quarterly Journal of Mathematics},
number = {1},
pages = {11 -- 31},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{Counting rational points on diagonal quadratic surfaces}},
doi = {10.1093/qjmath/54.1.11},
volume = {54},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{2337,
author = {Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer},
editor = {Karpeshina, Yulia and Weikard, Rudi and Zeng, Yanni},
pages = {239 -- 250},
publisher = {American Mathematical Society},
title = {{Bose-Einstein condensation of dilute gases in traps }},
doi = {10.1090/conm/327/05818},
volume = {327},
year = {2003},
}
@article{2354,
abstract = {We investigate the ground state properties of a gas of interacting particles confined in an external potential in three dimensions and subject to rotation around an axis of symmetry. We consider the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) limit of a dilute gas. Analysing both the absolute and the bosonic ground states of the system, we show, in particular, their different behaviour for a certain range of parameters. This parameter range is determined by the question whether the rotational symmetry in the minimizer of the GP functional is broken or not. For the absolute ground state, we prove that in the GP limit a modified GP functional depending on density matrices correctly describes the energy and reduced density matrices, independent of symmetry breaking. For the bosonic ground state this holds true if and only if the symmetry is unbroken.},
author = {Robert Seiringer},
journal = {Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical},
number = {37},
pages = {9755 -- 9778},
publisher = {IOP Publishing Ltd.},
title = {{Ground state asymptotics of a dilute, rotating gas}},
doi = {10.1088/0305-4470/36/37/312},
volume = {36},
year = {2003},
}
@article{2357,
abstract = {The classic Poincaré inequality bounds the L q-norm of a function f in a bounded domain Ω ⊂ ℝ n in terms of some L p-norm of its gradient in Ω. We generalize this in two ways: In the first generalization we remove a set Τ from Ω and concentrate our attention on Λ = Ω \ Τ. This new domain might not even be connected and hence no Poincaré inequality can generally hold for it, or if it does hold it might have a very bad constant. This is so even if the volume of Τ is arbitrarily small. A Poincaré inequality does hold, however, if one makes the additional assumption that f has a finite L p gradient norm on the whole of Ω, not just on Λ. The important point is that the Poincaré inequality thus obtained bounds the L q-norm of f in terms of the L p gradient norm on Λ (not Ω) plus an additional term that goes to zero as the volume of Τ goes to zero. This error term depends on Τ only through its volume. Apart from this additive error term, the constant in the inequality remains that of the 'nice' domain Ω. In the second generalization we are given a vector field A and replace ∇ by ∇ + iA(x) (geometrically, a connection on a U(1) bundle). Unlike the A = 0 case, the infimum of ∥(∇ + iA)f∥ p over all f with a given ∥f∥ q is in general not zero. This permits an improvement of the inequality by the addition of a term whose sharp value we derive. We describe some open problems that arise from these generalizations.},
author = {Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer and Yngvason, Jakob},
journal = {Annals of Mathematics},
number = {3},
pages = {1067 -- 1080},
publisher = {Princeton University Press},
title = {{Poincaré inequalities in punctured domains}},
doi = {10.4007/annals.2003.158.1067 },
volume = {158},
year = {2003},
}
@article{2358,
abstract = {A study was conducted on the one-dimensional (1D) bosons in three-dimensional (3D) traps. A rigorous analysis was carried out on the parameter regions in which various types of 1D or 3D behavior occurred in the ground state. The four parameter regions include density, transverse, longitudinal dimensions and scattering length.},
author = {Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer and Yngvason, Jakob},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = {15},
pages = {1504011 -- 1504014},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
title = {{One-dimensional Bosons in three-dimensional traps}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.150401},
volume = {91},
year = {2003},
}
@phdthesis{2414,
author = {Uli Wagner},
publisher = {ETH Zurich},
title = {{On k-Sets and Their Applications}},
doi = {10.3929/ethz-a-004708408},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{2422,
abstract = {We prove a lower bound of 0.3288(4 n) for the rectilinear crossing number cr̄(Kn) of a complete graph on n vertices, or in other words, for the minimum number of convex quadrilaterals in any set of n points in general position in the Euclidean plane. As we see it, the main contribution of this paper is not so much the concrete numerical improvement over earlier bounds, as the novel method of proof, which is not based on bounding cr̄(Kn) for some small n.},
author = {Uli Wagner},
pages = {583 -- 588},
publisher = {SIAM},
title = {{On the rectilinear crossing number of complete graphs}},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{2423,
abstract = {A finite set N ⊃ Rd is a weak ε-net for an n-point set X ⊃ Rd (with respect to convex sets) if N intersects every convex set K with |K ∩ X| ≥ εn. We give an alternative, and arguably simpler, proof of the fact, first shown by Chazelle et al. [7], that every point set X in Rd admits a weak ε-net of cardinality O(ε-d polylog(1/ε)). Moreover, for a number of special point sets (e.g., for points on the moment curve), our method gives substantially better bounds. The construction yields an algorithm to construct such weak ε-nets in time O(n ln(1/ε)). We also prove, by a different method, a near-linear upper bound for points uniformly distributed on the (d - 1)-dimensional sphere.},
author = {Matoušek, Jiří and Uli Wagner},
pages = {129 -- 135},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{New constructions of weak epsilon-nets}},
doi = {10.1145/777792.777813},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{2424,
abstract = {We introduce the adaptive neighborhood graph as a data structure for modeling a smooth manifold M embedded in some (potentially very high-dimensional) Euclidean space ℝd. We assume that M is known to us only through a finite sample P ⊂ M, as it is often the case in applications. The adaptive neighborhood graph is a geometric graph on P. Its complexity is at most min{2O(k)(n, n2}, where n = |P| and k = dim M, as opposed to the n⌈d/2⌉ complexity of the Delaunay triangulation, which is often used to model manifolds. We show that we can provably correctly infer the connectivity of M and the dimension of M from the adaptive neighborhood graph provided a certain standard sampling condition is fulfilled. The running time of the dimension detection algorithm is d2O(k7 log k) for each connected component of M. If the dimension is considered constant, this is a constant-time operation, and the adaptive neighborhood graph is of linear size. Moreover, the exponential dependence of the constants is only on the intrinsic dimension k, not on the ambient dimension d. This is of particular interest if the co-dimension is high, i.e., if k is much smaller than d, as is the case in many applications. The adaptive neighborhood graph also allows us to approximate the geodesic distances between the points in P.},
author = {Giesen, Joachim and Uli Wagner},
pages = {329 -- 337},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Shape dimension and intrinsic metric from samples of manifolds with high co-dimension}},
doi = {10.1145/777792.777841},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3917,
abstract = {Male dimorphism is not genetically determined, but is induced by environmental conditions particularly decreasing temperature and density.},
author = {Cremer, Sylvia and Heinze, Jürgen},
journal = {Blick in die Wissenschaft},
number = {15},
pages = {32 -- 36},
publisher = {Schnell und Steiner},
title = {{Zwischen Hochzeitsflug und Brudermord: reproduktive Taktiken bei Ameisenmännchen}},
volume = {12},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3921,
abstract = {Unlike most social insects, many Cardiocondyla ant species have two male morphs: wingless (ergatoid) males, who remain in the natal nest, and winged males who disperse but, strangely, before leaving may also mate within the nest. Whereas ergatoid males are highly intolerant of each other and fight among themselves, they tend to tolerate their winged counterparts. This is despite the fact that these winged males, like ergatoid males, represent mating competition. Why should ergatoid males tolerate their winged rivals? We developed a mathematical model to address this question. Our model focuses on a number of factors likely toinfluence whether ergatoid males are tolerant of winged males: ergatoid male–winged male relatedness, number of virgin queens, number of winged males, and the number of ejaculates a winged male has (winged males are sperm limited, whereas ergatoid males have lifelong spermatogenesis). Surprisingly, we found that increasing the number of virgin queens favors a kill strategy, whereas an increase in the other factors favors a let-live strategy; these predictions appear true for C. obscurior and for a number of other Cardiocondyla species. Two further aspects, unequal insemination success and multiple mating in queens, were also incorporated into the model and predictions made about their effects on toleration of winged males. The model is applicable more generally in species that have dimorphic males, such as some other ants, bees, and fig wasps.},
author = {Anderson, Carl and Cremer, Sylvia and Heinze, Jürgen},
journal = {Behavioral Ecology},
number = {1},
pages = {54 -- 62},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{Live and let die: Why fighter males of the ant Cardiocondyla kill each other but tolerate their winged rivals}},
doi = {10.1093/beheco/14.1.54},
volume = {14},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3922,
abstract = {Dispersal is advantageous, but, at the same time, it implies high costs and risks. Due to these counteracting selection pressures, many species evolved dispersal polymorphisms, which, in ants, are typically restricted to the female sex (queens). Male polymorphism is presently only known from a few genera, such as Cardiocondyla, in which winged dispersing males coexist with wingless fighter males that mate exclusively inside their maternal nests. We studied the developmental mechanisms underlying these alternative male morphs and found that, first, male dimorphism is not genetically determined, but is induced by environmental conditions (decreasing temperature and density). Second, male morph is not yet fixed at the egg stage, but it differentiates during larval development. This flexible developmental pattern of male morphs allows Cardiocondyla ant colonies to react quickly to changes in their environment. Under good conditions, they invest exclusively in philopatric wingless males. But, when environmental conditions turn bad, colonies start to produce winged dispersal males, even though these males require a many times higher investment by the colony than their much smaller wingless counterparts. Cardiocondyla ants share this potential of optimal resource allocation with other colonial animals and some seed dimorphic plants.},
author = {Cremer, Sylvia and Heinze, Jürgen},
journal = {Current Biology},
number = {3},
pages = {219 -- 223},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Stress grows wings: Environmental induction of winged dispersal males in Cardiocondyla ants}},
doi = {10.1016/S0960-9822(03)00012-5},
volume = {13},
year = {2003},
}
@inbook{3991,
abstract = {We give analytic inclusion-exclusion formulas for the area and perimeter derivatives of a union of finitely many disks in the plane.},
author = {Cheng, Ho-Lun and Herbert Edelsbrunner},
booktitle = {Computer Science in Perspective: Essays Dedicated to Thomas Ottmann},
pages = {88 -- 97},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Area and perimeter derivatives of a union of disks}},
doi = {10.1007/3-540-36477-3_7},
volume = {2598},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3992,
abstract = {Computing the volume occupied by individual atoms in macromolecular structures has been the subject of research for several decades. This interest has grown in the recent years, because weighted volumes are widely used in implicit solvent models. Applications of the latter in molecular mechanics simulations require that the derivatives of these weighted volumes be known. In this article, we give a formula for the volume derivative of a molecule modeled as a space-filling diagram made up of balls in motion. The formula is given in terms of the weights, radii, and distances between the centers as well as the sizes of the facets of the power diagram restricted to the space-filling diagram. Special attention is given to the detection and treatment of singularities as well as discontinuities of the derivative.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Koehl, Patrice},
journal = {PNAS},
number = {5},
pages = {2203 -- 2208},
publisher = {National Academy of Sciences},
title = {{The weighted-volume derivative of a space-filling diagram}},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.0537830100},
volume = {100},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3993,
abstract = {We present algorithms for constructing a hierarchy of increasingly coarse Morse-Smale complexes that decompose a piecewise linear 2-manifold. While these complexes are defined only in the smooth category, we extend the construction to the piecewise linearcategory by ensuring structural integrity and simulating differentiability. We then simplify Morse-Smale complexes by canceling pairs of critical points in order of increasing persistence.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Harer, John and Zomorodian, Afra},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {1},
pages = {87 -- 107},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Hierarchical Morse-Smale complexes for piecewise linear 2-manifolds}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-003-2926-5},
volume = {30},
year = {2003},
}
@article{3994,
abstract = {The body defined by a finite collection of disks is a subset of the plane bounded by a tangent continuous curve, which we call the skin. We give analytic formulas for the area, the perimeter, the area derivative, and the perimeter derivative of the body. Given the filtrations of the Delaunay triangulation and the Voronoi diagram of the disks, all formulas can be evaluated in time proportional to the number of disks.},
author = {Cheng, Ho-Lun and Herbert Edelsbrunner},
journal = {Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications},
number = {2},
pages = {173 -- 192},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Area, perimeter and derivatives of a skin curve}},
doi = {10.1016/S0925-7721(02)00124-4},
volume = {26},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{3997,
abstract = {We combine topological and geometric methods to construct a multi-resolution data structure for functions over two-dimensional domains. Starting with the Morse-Smale complex, we construct a topological hierarchy by progressively canceling critical points in pairs. Concurrently, we create a geometric hierarchy by adapting the geometry to the changes in topology. The data structure supports mesh traversal operations similarly to traditional multi-resolution representations.},
author = {Bremer, Peer-Timo and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Hamann, Bernd and Pascucci, Valerio},
pages = {139 -- 146},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{A multi-resolution data structure for two-dimensional Morse-Smale functions}},
doi = {10.1109/VISUAL.2003.1250365},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{3999,
abstract = {We introduce relaxed scheduling as a paradigm for mesh maintenance and demonstrate its applicability to triangulating a skin surface in R-3.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Üngör, Alper},
pages = {135 -- 151},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Relaxed scheduling in dynamic skin triangulation}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-44400-8_14},
volume = {2866},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4254,
abstract = {Chromosomal rearrangements can promote reproductive isolation by reducing recombination along a large section of the genome. We model the effects of the genetic barrier to gene flow caused by a chromosomal rearrangement on the rate of accumulation of postzygotic isolation genes in parapatry. We find that, if reproductive isolation is produced by the accumulation in parapatry of sets of alleles compatible within but incompatible across species, chromosomal rearrangements are far more likely to favor it than classical genetic barriers without chromosomal changes. New evidence of the role of chromosomal rearrangements in parapatric speciation suggests that postzygotic isolation is often due to the accumulation of such incompatibilities. The model makes testable qualitative predictions about the genetic signature of speciation.},
author = {Navarro, Arcadio and Nicholas Barton},
journal = {Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution},
number = {3},
pages = {447 -- 459},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Accumulating postzygotic isolation genes in parapatry: a new twist on chromosomal speciation}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb01537.x},
volume = {57},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4255,
abstract = {Humans and their closest evolutionary relatives, the chimpanzees, differ in ∼1.24% of their genomic DNA sequences. The fraction of these changes accumulated during the speciation processes that have separated the two lineages may be of special relevance in understanding the basis of their differences. We analyzed human and chimpanzee sequence data to search for the patterns of divergence and polymorphism predicted by a theoretical model of speciation. According to the model, positively selected changes should accumulate in chromosomes that present fixed structural differences, such as inversions, between the two species. Protein evolution was more than 2.2 times faster in chromosomes that had undergone structural rearrangements compared with colinear chromosomes. Also, nucleotide variability is slightly lower in rearranged chromosomes. These patterns of divergence and polymorphism may be, at least in part, the molecular footprint of speciation events in the human and chimpanzee lineages. },
author = {Navarro, Arcadio and Nicholas Barton},
journal = {Science},
number = {5617},
pages = {321 -- 324},
publisher = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
title = {{Chromosomal speciation and molecular divergence -- Accelerated evolution in rearranged chromosomes}},
doi = {10.1126/science.1080600 },
volume = {300},
year = {2003},
}
@misc{4256,
abstract = {Artificial Life models may shed new light on the long-standing challenge for evolutionary biology of explaining the origins of complex organs. Real progress on this issue, however, requires Artificial Life researchers to take seriously the tools and insights from population genetics.},
author = {Nicholas Barton and Zuidema, Willem H},
booktitle = {Current Biology},
number = {16},
pages = {R649 -- R651},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{The erratic path towards complexity}},
doi = {10.1016/S0960-9822(03)00573-6},
volume = {13},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4257,
abstract = {Variation within a species may be structured both geographically and by genetic background. We review the effects of such structuring on neutral variants, using a framework based on the coalescent process. Short-term effects of sex differences and age structure can be averaged out using fast timescale approximations, allowing a simple general treatment of effective population size and migration. We consider the effects of geographic structure on variation within and between local populations, first in general terms, and then for specific migration models. We discuss the close parallels between geographic structure and stable types of genetic structure caused by selection, including balancing selection and background selection. The effects of departures from stability, such as selective sweeps and population bottlenecks, are also described. Methods for distinguishing population history from the effects of ongoing gene flow are discussed. We relate the theoretical results to observed patterns of variation in natural populations.},
author = {Charlesworth, Brian and Charlesworth, Deborah and Nicholas Barton},
journal = {Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics},
pages = {99 -- 125},
publisher = {Annual Reviews},
title = {{The effects of genetic and geographic structure on neutral variation}},
doi = {10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.34.011802.132359},
volume = {34},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4338,
abstract = {Mosaic hybrid zones arise when ecologically differentiated taxa hybridize across a network of habitat patches. Frequent interbreeding across a small-scale patchwork can erode species differences that might have been preserved in a clinal hybrid zone. In particular, the rapid breakdown of neutral divergence sets an upper limit to the time for which differences at marker loci can persist. We present here a case study of a mosaic hybrid zone between the fire-bellied toads Bombina bombina and B. variegata (Anura: Discoglossidae) near Apahida in Romania. In our 20 × 20 km study area, we detected no evidence of a clinal transition but found a strong association between aquatic habitat and mean allele frequencies at four molecular markers. In particular, pure populations of B. bombina in ponds appear to cause massive introgression into the surrounding B. variegata gene pool found in temporary aquatic sites. Nevertheless, the genetic structure of these hybrid populations was remarkably similar to those of a previously studied transect near Pescenica (Croatia), which had both clinal and mosaic features: estimates of heterozygote deficit and linkage disequilibrium in each country are similar. In Apahida, the observed strong linkage disequilibria should stem from an imperfect habitat preference that guides most (but not all) adults into the habitats to which they are adapted. In the absence of a clinal structure, the inferred migration rate between habitats implies that associations between selected loci and neutral markers should break down rapidly. Although plausible selection strengths can maintain differentiation at those loci adapting the toads to either permanent or temporary breeding sites, the divergence at neutral markers must be transient. The hybrid zone may be approaching a state in which the gene pools are homogenized at all but the selected loci, not dissimilar from an early stage of sympatric divergence.},
author = {Vines, Timothy H and Kohler, S C and Thiel, M and Ghira, Ioan and Sands, T R and MacCallum, Catriona J and Nicholas Barton and Nürnberger, Beate},
journal = {Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution},
number = {8},
pages = {1876 -- 1888},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{On the maintenance of reproductive isolation in a mosaic hybrid zone between the toads Bombina bombina and B. variegata}},
doi = {10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb00595.x},
volume = {57},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4348,
abstract = {Many questions in evolutionary biology are best addressed by comparing traits in different species. Often such studies involve mapping characters on phylogenetic trees. Mapping characters on trees allows the nature, number, and timing of the transformations to be identified. The parsimony method is the only method available for mapping morphological characters on phylogenies. Although the parsimony method often makes reasonable reconstructions of the history of a character, it has a number of limitations. These limitations include the inability to consider more than a single change along a branch on a tree and the uncoupling of evolutionary time from amount of character change. We extended a method described by Nielsen (2002, Syst. Biol. 51:729-739) to the mapping of morphological characters under continuous-time Markov models and demonstrate here the utility of the method for mapping characters on trees and for identifying character correlation.},
author = {Huelsenbeck, John P and Nielsen, Rasmus and Jonathan Bollback},
journal = {Systematic Biology},
number = {2},
pages = {131 -- 58},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{Stochastic mapping of morphological characters}},
doi = {10.1080/10635150390192780},
volume = {52},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4350,
abstract = {The phylogeny of Crocodylia offers an unusual twist on the usual molecules versus morphology story. The true gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) and the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii), as their common names imply, have appeared in all cladistic morphological analyses as distantly related species, convergent upon a similar morphology. In contrast, all previous molecular studies have shown them to be sister taxa. We present the first phylogenetic study of Crocodylia using a nuclear gene. We cloned and sequenced the c-myc proto-oncogene from Alligator mississippiensis to facilitate primer design and then sequenced an 1,100-base pair fragment that includes both coding and noncoding regions and informative indels for one species in each extant crocodylian genus and six avian outgroups. Phylogenetic analyses using parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference all strongly agreed on the same tree, which is identical to the tree found in previous molecular analyses: Gavialis and Tomistoma are sister taxa and together are the sister group of Crocodylidae. Kishino-Hasegawa tests rejected the morphological tree in favor of the molecular tree. We excluded long-branch attraction and variation in base composition among taxa as explanations for this topology. To explore the causes of discrepancy between molecular and morphological estimates of crocodylian phylogeny, we examined puzzling features of the morphological data using a priori partitions of the data based on anatomical regions and investigated the effects of different coding schemes for two obvious morphological similarities of the two gharials.},
author = {Harshman, John and Huddleston, Christopher J and Jonathan Bollback and Parsons, Thomas J and Braun, Michael J},
journal = {Systematic Biology},
number = {3},
pages = {386 -- 402},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
title = {{True and false gharials: A nuclear gene phylogeny of crocodylia}},
doi = {10.1080/10635150390197028},
volume = {52},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4460,
abstract = {Symbolic model checking, which enables the automatic verification of large systems, proceeds by calculating expressions that represent state sets. Traditionally, symbolic model-checking tools are based on back- ward state traversal; their basic operation is the function pre, which, given a set of states, returns the set of all predecessor states. This is because specifiers usually employ formalisms with future-time modalities, which are naturally evaluated by iterating applications of pre. It has been shown experimentally that symbolic model checking can perform significantly better if it is based, instead, on forward state traversal; in this case, the basic operation is the function post, which, given a set of states, returns the set of all successor states. This is because forward state traversal can ensure that only parts of the state space that are reachable from an initial state and relevant for the satisfaction or violation of the specification are explored; that is, errors can be detected as soon as possible.
In this paper, we investigate which specifications can be checked by symbolic forward state traversal. We formulate the problems of symbolic backward and forward model checking by means of two μ-calculi. The pre-μ calculus is based on the pre operation, and the post-μ calculus is based on the post operation. These two μ-calculi induce query logics, which augment fixpoint expressions with a boolean emptiness query. Using query logics, we are able to relate and compare the symbolic backward and forward approaches. In particular, we prove that all ω-regular (linear-time) specifications can be expressed as post-μ queries, and therefore checked using symbolic forward state traversal. On the other hand, we show that there are simple branching-time specifications that cannot be checked in this way.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Kupferman, Orna and Qadeer,Shaz},
journal = {Formal Methods in System Design},
number = {3},
pages = {303 -- 327},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{From pre-historic to post-modern symbolic model checking}},
doi = {10.1023/A:1026228213080},
volume = {23},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{4462,
abstract = {A major hurdle in the algorithmic verification and control of systems is the need to find suitable abstract models, which omit enough details to overcome the state-explosion problem, but retain enough details to exhibit satisfaction or controllability with respect to the specification. The paradigm of counterexample-guided abstraction refinement suggests a fully automatic way of finding suitable abstract models: one starts with a coarse abstraction, attempts to verify or control the abstract model, and if this attempt fails and the abstract counterexample does not correspond to a concrete counterexample, then one uses the spurious counterexample to guide the refinement of the abstract model. We present a counterexample-guided refinement algorithm for solving ω-regular control objectives. The main difficulty is that in control, unlike in verification, counterexamples are strategies in a game between system and controller. In the case that the controller has no choices, our scheme subsumes known counterexample-guided refinement algorithms for the verification of ω-regular specifications. Our algorithm is useful in all situations where ω-regular games need to be solved, such as supervisory control, sequential and program synthesis, and modular verification. The algorithm is fully symbolic, and therefore applicable also to infinite-state systems.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {886 -- 902},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Counterexample-guided control}},
doi = {10.1007/3-540-45061-0_69},
volume = {2719},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{4463,
abstract = {We present an algorithm called TAR (“Thread-modular Abstraction Refinement”) for model checking safety properties of concurrent software. The TAR algorithm uses thread-modular assume-guarantee reasoning to overcome the exponential complexity in the control state of multithreaded programs. Thread modularity means that TAR explores the state space of one thread at a time, making assumptions about how the environment can interfere. The TAR algorithm uses counterexample-guided predicate-abstraction refinement to overcome the usually infinite complexity in the data state of C programs. A successive approximation scheme automatically infers the necessary precision on data variables as well as suitable environment assumptions. The scheme is novel in that transition relations are approximated from above, while at the same time environment assumptions are approximated from below. In our software verification tool BLAST we have implemented a fully automatic race checker for multithreaded C programs which is based on the TAR algorithm. This tool has verified a wide variety of commonly used locking idioms, including locking schemes that are not amenable to existing dynamic and static race checkers such as ERASER or WARLOCK.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Qadeer,Shaz},
pages = {262 -- 274},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Thread-modular abstraction refinement}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-45069-6_27},
volume = {2725},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{4464,
abstract = {We introduce the paradigm of schedule-carrying code (SCC). A hard real-time program can be executed on a given platform only if there exists a feasible schedule for the real-time tasks of the program. Traditionally, a scheduler determines the existence of a feasible schedule according to some scheduling strategy. With SCC, a compiler proves the existence of a feasible schedule by generating executable code that is attached to the program and represents its schedule. An SCC executable is a real-time program that carries its schedule as code, which is produced once and can be revalidated and executed with each use. We evaluate SCC both in theory and practice. In theory, we give two scenarios, of nonpreemptive and distributed scheduling for Giotto programs, where the generation of a feasible schedule is hard, while the validation of scheduling instructions that are attached to the programs is easy. In practice, we implement SCC and show that explicit scheduling instructions can reduce the scheduling overhead up to 35% and can provide an efficient, flexible, and verifiable means for compiling Giotto programs on complex architectures, such as the TTA.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Kirsch, Christoph M and Matic, Slobodan},
pages = {241 -- 256},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Schedule-carrying code}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-45212-6_16},
volume = {2855},
year = {2003},
}
@inbook{4465,
abstract = {Giotto is a principled, tool-supported design methodology for implementing embedded control systems on platforms of possibly distributed sensors, actuators, CPUs, and networks. Giotto is based on the principle that time-triggered task invocations plus time-triggered mode switches can form the abstract essence of programming real-time control systems. Giotto consists of a programming language with a formal semantics, and a retargetable compiler and runtime library. Giotto supports the automation of control system design by strictly separating platform-independent functionality and timing concerns from platform-dependent scheduling and communication issues. The time-triggered predictability of Giotto makes it particularly suitable for safety-critical applications with hard real-time constraints. We illustrate the platform independence and time-triggered execution of Giotto by coordinating a heterogeneous flock of Intel x86 robots and Lego Mindstorms robots.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Horowitz, Benjamin and Kirsch, Christoph M},
booktitle = {Software-Enabled Control: Information Technology for Dynamical Systems},
pages = {123 -- 146},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{Embedded control systems development with Giotto}},
doi = {10.1002/047172288X.ch8},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{4466,
abstract = {One source of complexity in the μ-calculus is its ability to specify an unbounded number of switches between universal (AX) and existential (EX) branching modes. We therefore study the problems of satisfiability, validity, model checking, and implication for the universal and existential fragments of the μ-calculus, in which only one branching mode is allowed. The universal fragment is rich enough to express most specifications of interest, and therefore improved algorithms are of practical importance. We show that while the satisfiability and validity problems become indeed simpler for the existential and universal fragments, this is, unfortunately, not the case for model checking and implication. We also show the corresponding results for the alternationfree fragment of the μ-calculus, where no alternations between least and greatest fixed points are allowed. Our results imply that efforts to find a polynomial-time model-checking algorithm for the μ-calculus can be replaced by efforts to find such an algorithm for the universal or existential fragment.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Kupferman, Orna and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {49 -- 64},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{On the universal and existential fragments of the mu-calculus}},
doi = {10.1007/3-540-36577-X_5},
volume = {2619},
year = {2003},
}
@inproceedings{4467,
abstract = {BLAST (the Berkeley Lazy Abstraction Software verification Tool) is a verification system for checking safety properties of C programs using automatic property-driven construction and model checking of software abstractions. Blast implements an abstract-model check-refine loop to check for reachability of a specified label in the program. The abstract model is built on the fly using predicate abstraction. This model is then checked for reachability. If there is no (abstract) path to the specified error label, Blast reports that the system is safe and produces a succinct proof. Otherwise, it checks if the path is feasible using symbolic execution of the program. If the path is feasible, Blast outputs the path as an error trace, otherwise, it uses the infeasibility of the path to refine the abstract model. Blast short-circuits the loop from abstraction to verification to refinement, integrating the three steps tightly through “lazy abstraction” [5]. This integration can offer significant advantages in performance by avoiding the repetition of work from one iteration of the loop to the next. },
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Sutre, Grégoire},
pages = {235 -- 239},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Software verification with BLAST}},
doi = {10.1007/3-540-44829-2_17},
volume = {2648},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4468,
abstract = {Giotto is a high-level programming language for time-triggered control applications. The authors begin with a conceptual overview of its methodology, discuss the Giotto helicopter project, and summarize available Giotto implementations.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Kirsch, Christoph M and Sanvido, Marco A and Pree, Wolfgang},
journal = {IEEE Control Systems Magazine},
number = {1},
pages = {50 -- 64},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{From control models to real-time code using Giotto}},
doi = {10.1109/MCS.2003.1172829},
volume = {23},
year = {2003},
}
@article{4469,
abstract = {Giotto provides an abstract programmer's model for the implementation of embedded control systems with hard real-time constraints. A typical control application consists of periodic software tasks together with a mode-switching logic for enabling and disabling tasks. Giotto specifies time-triggered sensor readings, task invocations, actuator updates, and mode switches independent of any implementation platform. Giotto can be annotated with platform constraints such as task-to-host mappings, and task and communication schedules. The annotations are directives for the Giotto compiler, but they do not alter the functionality and timing of a Giotto program. By separating the platform-independent from the platform-dependent concerns, Giotto enables a great deal of flexibility in choosing control platforms as well as a great deal of automation in the validation and synthesis of control software. The time-triggered nature of Giotto achieves timing predictability, which makes Giotto particularly suitable for safety-critical applications.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Horowitz, Benjamin and Kirsch, Christoph M},
journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
number = {1},
pages = {84 -- 99},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Giotto: A time-triggered language for embedded programming}},
doi = {10.1109/JPROC.2002.805825},
volume = {91},
year = {2003},
}