@article{209,
author = {Timothy Browning and Heath-Brown, Roger},
journal = {Inventiones Mathematicae},
number = {3},
pages = {553 -- 573},
publisher = {Unknown},
title = {{Equal sums of three powers}},
doi = {10.1007/s00222-004-0360-9},
volume = {157},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2308,
abstract = {It is widely believed that the inflammatory events mediated by microglial activation contribute to several neurodegenerative processes. Alzheimer's disease, for example, is characterized by an accumulation of β-amyloid protein (Aβ) in neuritic plaques that are infiltrated by reactive microglia and astrocytes. Although Aβ and its fragment 25-35 exert a direct toxic effect on neurons, they also activate microglia. Microglial activation is accompanied by morphological changes, cell proliferation, and release of various cytokines and growth factors. A number of scientific reports suggest that the increased proliferation of microglial cells is dependent on ionic membrane currents and in particular on chloride conductances. An unusual chloride ion channel known to be associated with macrophage activation is the chloride intracellular channel-1 (CLIC1). Here we show that Aβ stimulation of neonatal rat microglia specifically leads to the increase in CLIC1 protein and to the functional expression of CLIC1 chloride conductance, both barely detectable on the plasma membrane of quiescent cells. CLIC1 protein expression in microglia increases after 24 hr of incubation with Aβ, simultaneously with the production of reactive nitrogen intermediates and of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). We demonstrate that reducing CLIC1 chloride conductance by a specific blocker [IAA-94 (R(+)-[(6,7-dichloro-2-cyclopentyl-2,3-dihydro-2-methyl-1-oxo-1H-inden-5yl)-oxy] acetic acid)] prevents neuronal apoptosis in neurons cocultured with Aβ-treated microglia. Furthermore, we show that small interfering RNAs used to knock down CLIC1 expression prevent TNF-α release induced by Aβ stimulation. These results provide a direct link between Aβ-induced microglial activation and CLIC1 functional expression.},
author = {Gaia Novarino and Fabrizi, Cinzia and Tonini, Raffaella and Denti, Michela A and Malchiodi, Albedi F and Lauro, Giuliana M and Sacchetti, Benedetto and Paradisi, Silvia and Ferroni, Arnaldo and Curmi, Paul M G and Breit, Samuel N and Mazzanti, Michele},
journal = {Journal of Neuroscience},
number = {23},
pages = {5322 -- 5330},
publisher = {Society for Neuroscience},
title = {{Involvement of the intracellular ion channel CLIC1 in microglia-mediated β-amyloid-induced neurotoxicity}},
doi = {10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1170-04.2004},
volume = {24},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2355,
abstract = {The BMV conjecture for traces, which states that Tr exp(A - λB) is the Laplace transform of a positive measure, is shown to be equivalent to two other statements: (i) The polynomial λ → Tr(A + λB) p has only non-negative coefficients for all A, B ≥ 0, p ∈ ℕ and (ii) λ → Tr(A + λB)-p is the Laplace transform of a positive measure for A, B ≥ 0, p > 0.},
author = {Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer},
journal = {Journal of Statistical Physics},
number = {1-2},
pages = {185 -- 190},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{ Equivalent forms of the Bessis-Moussa-Villani conjecture}},
doi = {10.1023/B:JOSS.0000019811.15510.27},
volume = {115},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2356,
abstract = {Recent experimental and theoretical work has shown that there are conditions in which a trapped, low-density Bose gas behaves like the one-dimensional delta-function Bose gas solved years ago by Lieb and Liniger. This is an intrinsically quantum-mechanical phenomenon because it is not necessary to have a trap width that is the size of an atom - as might have been supposed - but it suffices merely to have a trap width such that the energy gap for motion in the transverse direction is large compared to the energy associated with the motion along the trap. Up to now the theoretical arguments have been based on variational - perturbative ideas or numerical investigations. In contrast, this paper gives a rigorous proof of the one-dimensional behavior as far as the ground state energy and particle density are concerned. There are four parameters involved: the particle number, N, transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the trap, r and L, and the scattering length a of the interaction potential. Our main result is that if r/L → 0 and N → ∞ the ground state energy and density can be obtained by minimizing a one-dimensional density functional involving the Lieb-Liniger energy density with coupling constant ∼ a/r 2. This density functional simplifies in various limiting cases and we identify five asymptotic parameter regions altogether. Three of these, corresponding to the weak coupling regime, can also be obtained as limits of a three-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii theory. We also show that Bose-Einstein condensation in the ground state persists in a part of this regime. In the strong coupling regime the longitudinal motion of the particles is strongly correlated. The Gross-Pitaevskii description is not valid in this regime and new mathematical methods come into play.},
author = {Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer and Yngvason, Jakob},
journal = {Communications in Mathematical Physics},
number = {2},
pages = {347 -- 393},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{One-dimensional behavior of dilute, trapped Bose gases}},
doi = {10.1007/s00220-003-0993-3},
volume = {244},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2360,
abstract = {An optical lattice model developed that is similar to the Bose-Hubbard model to describe the transition between Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) and a Mott insulator state was analyzed. It was found that the system was a hard core lattice gas at half of the maximum density and the optical lattice was modeled by a periodic potential of strength λ. It was also observed that the interparticle interaction was essential for this transition that occurred even in the ground state. The results show that all the essential features could be proved rigorously such as the existence of BEC for small λ and its suppression for a large λ.},
author = {Aizenman, Michael and Lieb, Élliott H and Robert Seiringer and Solovej, Jan P and Yngvason, Jakob},
journal = {Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
number = {2},
pages = {023612 -- 1--0236121--2},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
title = {{Bose-Einstein quantum phase transition in an optical lattice model}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.70.023612},
volume = {70},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{2417,
author = {Lovász, László and Vesztergombi, Katalin and Uli Wagner and Welzl, Emo},
booktitle = {Towards a Theory of Geometric Graphs},
editor = {Pach, János},
pages = {139 -- 148},
publisher = {American Mathematical Society},
title = {{Convex quadrilaterals and k-sets }},
doi = {10.1090/conm/342},
volume = {342},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2425,
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., that every point set X in Rd admits a weak ε-net of cardinality O(ε-dpolylog(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)).},
author = {Matoušek, Jiří and Uli Wagner},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {2},
pages = {195 -- 206},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{New constructions of weak ε-nets}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-004-1116-4},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@article{2426,
abstract = {We introduce the adaptive neighborhood graph as a data structure for modeling a smooth manifold M embedded in some Euclidean space ℝ d. We assume that M is known to us only through a finite sample P ⊂ M, as 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 prove that we can correctly infer the connected components 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 d20(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},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {2},
pages = {245 -- 267},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Shape dimension and intrinsic metric from samples of manifolds}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-004-1120-8},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@misc{2461,
author = {Sauer, Michael and Friml, Jirí},
booktitle = {Development},
number = {23},
pages = {5774 -- 5775},
publisher = {Company of Biologists},
title = {{The Matryoshka dolls of plant polarity}},
doi = {10.1242/dev.01463},
volume = {131},
year = {2004},
}
@article{7333,
abstract = {The analysis of the complete H2/air polymer electrolyte fuel cell system shows that process air humidification is one of the biggest obstacles for a high performance portable system in the kW range. Therefore, a new concept, with passive process air humidification integrated into the stack, has been developed. Humidification in each cell makes the process independent from the number of cells and the operation mode, thus making the concept fully scalable. Without external humidification the system is simpler, smaller, and cheaper. The humidification of the process air is achieved by transfer of product water from the exhaust air, through part of the membrane, to the dry intake air. Tests have shown that cells using the concept of internal humidification and operated with dry air at 70 ° have almost the same performance as when operated with external humidification. A 42‐cell stack with this internal humidification concept was built and integrated into a portable 1 kW power generator system.},
author = {Santis, M. and Schmid, D. and Ruge, M. and Freunberger, Stefan Alexander and Büchi, F.N.},
issn = {1615-6846},
journal = {Fuel Cells},
number = {3},
pages = {214--218},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{Modular stack-internal air humidification concept-verification in a 1 kW stack}},
doi = {10.1002/fuce.200400028},
volume = {4},
year = {2004},
}
@article{7334,
abstract = {Fundamental and phenomenological models for cells, stacks, and complete systems of PEFC and SOFC are reviewed and their predictive power is assessed by comparing model simulations against experiments. Computationally efficient models suited for engineering design include the (1+1) dimensionality approach, which decouples the membrane in-plane and through-plane processes, and the volume-averaged-method (VAM) that considers only the lumped effect of pre-selected system components. The former model was shown to capture the measured lateral current density inhomogeneities in a PEFC and the latter was used for the optimization of commercial SOFC systems. State Space Modeling (SSM) was used to identify the main reaction pathways in SOFC and, in conjunction with the implementation of geometrically well-defined electrodes, has opened a new direction for the understanding of electrochemical reactions. Furthermore, SSM has advanced the understanding of the COpoisoning-induced anode impedance in PEFC. Detailed numerical models such as the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method for transport in porous media and the full 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Navier-Stokes simulations are addressed. These models contain all components of the relevant physics and they can improve the understanding of the related phenomena, a necessary condition for the development of both appropriate simplified models as well as reliable technologies. Within the LB framework, a technique for the characterization and computer-reconstruction of the porous electrode structure was developed using advanced pattern recognition algorithms. In CFD modeling, 3-D simulations were used to investigate SOFC with internal methane steam reforming and have exemplified the significance of porous and novel fractal channel distributors for the fuel and oxidant delivery, as well as for the cooling of PEFC. As importantly, the novel concept has been put forth of functionally designed, fractal-shaped fuel cells, showing promise of significant performance improvements over the conventional rectangular shaped units. Thermo-economic modeling for the optimization of PEFC is finally addressed. },
author = {Mantzaras, John and Freunberger, Stefan Alexander and Büchi, Felix N. and Roos, Markus and Brandstätter, Wilhelm and Prestat, Michel and Gauckler, Ludwig J. and Andreaus, Bernhard and Hajbolouri, Faegheh and Senn, Stephan M. and Poulikakos, Dimos and Chaniotis, Andreas K. and Larrain, Diego and Autissier, Nordahl and Maréchal, François},
issn = {0009-4293},
journal = {CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry},
number = {12},
pages = {857--868},
publisher = {Swiss Chemical Society},
title = {{Fuel cell modeling and simulations}},
doi = {10.2533/000942904777677029},
volume = {58},
year = {2004},
}
@article{7706,
abstract = {The Sir2 deacetylase modulates organismal life-span in various species. However, the molecular mechanisms by which Sir2 increases longevity are largely unknown. We show that in mammalian cells, the Sir2 homolog SIRT1 appears to control the cellular response to stress by regulating the FOXO family of Forkhead transcription factors, a family of proteins that function as sensors of the insulin signaling pathway and as regulators of organismal longevity. SIRT1 and the FOXO transcription factor FOXO3 formed a complex in cells in response to oxidative stress, and SIRT1 deacetylated FOXO3 in vitro and within cells. SIRT1 had a dual effect on FOXO3 function: SIRT1 increased FOXO3's ability to induce cell cycle arrest and resistance to oxidative stress but inhibited FOXO3's ability to induce cell death. Thus, one way in which members of the Sir2 family of proteins may increase organismal longevity is by tipping FOXO-dependent responses away from apoptosis and toward stress resistance.},
author = {Brunet, Anne and Sweeney, Lora Beatrice Jaeger and Sturgill, J Fitzhugh and Chua, Katrin and Greer, Paul and Lin, Yingxi and Tran, Hien and Ross, Sarah and Mostoslavsky, Raul and Cohen, Haim and Hu, Linda and Chen, Hwei-Ling and Jedrychowski, Mark and Gygi, Steven and Sinclair, David and Alt, Frederick and Greenberg, Michael},
issn = {0036-8075},
journal = {Science},
number = {5666},
pages = {2011--2015},
publisher = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
title = {{Stress-dependent regulation of FOXO transcription factors by the SIRT1 deacetylase}},
doi = {10.1126/science.1094637},
volume = {303},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3918,
abstract = {Wingless (ergatoid) males of the tramp ant Cardiocondyla minutior attack and kill their young ergatoid rivals and thus attempt to monopolize mating with female sexuals reared in the colony. Because of the different strength of local mate competition in colonies with one or several reproductive queens, we expected the production of new ergatoid males to vary with queen number. Sex ratios were mostly female-biased, but in contrast to the sympatric species C. obscurior (Cremer and Heinze, 2002) neither the percentage of ergatoid males nor of female sexuals among the first 20 sexuals produced varied considerably with queen number. As in C. obscurior, experimental colony fragmentation led to the production of winged males, whereas in unfragmented control colonies only ergatoid males eclosed.},
author = {Heinze, Jürgen and Böttcher, A. and Cremer, Sylvia},
journal = {Insectes Sociaux},
number = {3},
pages = {275 -- 278},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Production of winged and wingless males in the ant, Cardiocondyla minutior}},
doi = {10.1007/s00040-004-0740-6},
volume = {51},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3929,
abstract = {The Nef protein of human and simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) is believed to interfere with T cell activation signals by forming a signaling complex at the plasma membrane. Composition and function of the complex are not fully understood. Here we report that Nef recruits the Polycomb Group (PcG) protein Eed, so far known as a nuclear factor and repressor of transcription, to the membrane of cells. The Nef-induced translocation of Eed led to a potent stimulation of Tat-dependent HIV transcription, implying that Eed removal from the nucleus is required for optimal Tat function. Similar to Nef action, activation of integrin receptors recruited Eed to the plasma membrane, also leading to enhanced Tat/Nef-mediated transcription. Our results suggest a link between membrane-associated activation processes and transcriptional derepression and demonstrate how HIV exploits this mechanism.},
author = {Witte, Vanessa and Laffert, Bernd and Rosorius, Olaf and Lischka, Peter and Blume, Katja and Galler, Gunther and Stilper, Andrea and Willbold, Dieter and D'Aloja, Paola and Michael Sixt and Kolanus, Johanna and Ott, Melanie and Kolanus, Waldemar and Schuler, Gerold and Baur, Andreas S},
journal = {Molecular Cell},
number = {2},
pages = {179 -- 190},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{HIV-1 Nef mimics an integrin receptor signal that recruits the polycomb group protein Eed to the plasma membrane}},
doi = {10.1016/S1097-2765(04)00004-8},
volume = {13},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3931,
abstract = {Hyaluronan is an unsulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) that is ubiquitously expressed in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of all vertebrates, where hyaluronan rich matrices constitute a particular permissive environment for the development of complex biological structures and also for tumor progression. Because of its conserved structure and ubiquitous expression, antibodies for its histochemical detection cannot be produced. We have engineered a fusion protein, neurocan-GFP, and expressed it as a secreted molecule in mammalian cells. Neurocan-GFP fusion protein specifically binds to hyaluronan and directly visualizes hyaluronan on tissue sections, revealing a very detailed picture of hyaluronan distribution. The fluorescent fusion protein can be used in combination with antibodies and nuclear markers for double or triple staining. In addition, it is suitable to visualize hyaluronan on living cells by time-lapse video microscopy. The successful production and application of the neurocan-GFP fusion protein opens up new perspectives for using GFP fusion proteins as detection tools in histological and cytological studies complementing conventional antibody and biotin/avidin techniques.},
author = {Zhang, Hui and Baader, Stephan L and Michael Sixt and Kappler, Joachim and Rauch, Uwe},
journal = {Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry},
number = {7},
pages = {915 -- 922},
publisher = {Histochemical Society},
title = {{Neurocan-GFP fusion protein: a new approach to detect hyaluronan on tissue sections and living cells}},
doi = {10.1369/jhc.3A6221.2004},
volume = {52},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3984,
abstract = {We combine topological and geometric methods to construct a multiresolution representation for a function over a two-dimensional domain. In a preprocessing stage, we create the Morse-Smale complex of the function and progressively simplify its topology by cancelling pairs of critical points. Based on a simple notion of dependency among these cancellations, we construct a hierarchical data structure supporting traversal and reconstruction operations similarly to traditional geometry-based representations. We use this data structure to extract topologically valid approximations that satisfy error bounds provided at runtime.},
author = {Bremer, Peer-Timo and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Hamann, Bernd and Pascucci, Valerio},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
number = {4},
pages = {385 -- 396},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{A topological hierarchy for functions on triangulated surfaces}},
doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2004.3},
volume = {10},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3985,
abstract = {Given a Morse function f over a 2-manifold with or without boundary, the Reeb graph is obtained by contracting the connected components of the level sets to points. We prove tight upper and lower bounds on the number of loops in the Reeb graph that depend on the genus, the number of boundary components, and whether or not the 2-manifold is orientable. We also give an algorithm that constructs the Reeb graph in time O(n log n), where n is the number of edges in the triangulation used to represent the 2-manifold and the Morse function.},
author = {Cole-McLaughlin, Kree and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Harer, John and Natarajan, Vijay and Pascucci, Valerio},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {2},
pages = {231 -- 244},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Loops in Reeb graphs of 2-manifolds}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-004-1122-6},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3986,
abstract = {The motion of a biomolecule greatly depends on the engulfing solution, which is mostly water. Instead of representing individual water molecules, it is desirable to develop implicit solvent models that nevertheless accurately represent the contribution of the solvent interaction to the motion. In such models, hydrophobicity is expressed as a weighted sum of atomic surface areas. The derivatives of these weighted areas contribute to the force that drives the motion. In this paper we give formulas for the weighted and unweighted area derivatives of a molecule modeled as a space-filling diagram made up of balls in motion. Other than the radii and the centers of the balls, the formulas are given in terms of the sizes of circular arcs of the boundary and edges of the power diagram. We also give inclusion-exclusion formulas for these sizes.},
author = {Bryant, Robert and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Koehl, Patrice and Levitt, Michael},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {3},
pages = {293 -- 308},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{The area derivative of a space-filling diagram}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-004-1099-1},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3987,
abstract = {We consider scientific data sets that describe density functions over three-dimensional geometric domains. Such data sets are often large and coarsened representations are needed for visualization and analysis. Assuming a tetrahedral mesh representation, we construct such representations with a simplification algorithm that combines three goals: the approximation of the function, the preservation of the mesh topology, and the improvement of the mesh quality. The third goal is achieved with a novel extension of the well-known quadric error metric. We perform a number of computational experiments to understand the effect of mesh quality improvement on the density map approximation. In addition, we study the effect of geometric simplification on the topological features of the function by monitoring its critical points.},
author = {Natarajan, Vijay and Herbert Edelsbrunner},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
number = {5},
pages = {587 -- 597},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Simplification of three-dimensional density maps}},
doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2004.32},
volume = {10},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3988,
abstract = {We give an algorithm that locally improves the fit between two proteins modeled as space-filling diagrams. The algorithm defines the fit in purely geometric terms and improves by applying a rigid motion to one of the two proteins. Our implementation of the algorithm takes between three and ten seconds and converges with high likelihood to the correct docked configuration, provided it starts at a position away from the correct one by at most 18 degrees of rotation and at most 3.0Angstrom of translation. The speed and convergence radius make this an attractive algorithm to use in combination with a coarse sampling of the six-dimensional space of rigid motions.},
author = {Choi, Vicky and Agarwal, Pankaj K and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Rudolph, Johannes},
pages = {218 -- 229},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Local search heuristic for rigid protein docking}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-30219-3_19},
volume = {3240},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{3989,
abstract = {We introduce local and global comparison measures for a collection of k less than or equal to d real-valued smooth functions on a common d-dimensional Riemannian manifold. For k = d = 2 we relate the measures to the set of critical points of one function restricted to the level sets of the other. The definition of the measures extends to piecewise linear functions for which they ace easy to compute. The computation of the measures forms the centerpiece of a software tool which we use to study scientific datasets.},
author = {Herbert Edelsbrunner and Harer, John and Natarajan, Vijay and Pascucci, Valerio},
pages = {275 -- 280},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Local and global comparison of continuous functions}},
doi = {10.1109/VISUAL.2004.68},
year = {2004},
}
@article{3990,
abstract = {The writhing number measures the global geometry of a closed space curve or knot. We show that this measure is related to the average winding number of its Gauss map. Using this relationship, we give an algorithm for computing the writhing number for a polygonal knot with n edges in time roughly proportional to n(1.6). We also implement a different, simple algorithm and provide experimental evidence for its practical efficiency.},
author = {Agarwal, Pankaj K and Herbert Edelsbrunner and Wang, Yusu},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {1},
pages = {37 -- 53},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Computing the writhing number of a polygonal knot}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-004-2864-x},
volume = {32},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{4230,
author = {Harold Vladar and Cipriani, Roberto and Scharifker, Benjamin and Bubis, Jose},
booktitle = {Life in the Universe From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on Other Worlds},
editor = {Hanslmeier,A. and Kempe,S. and Seckbach,J.},
pages = {83 -- 87},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{A mechanism for the prebiotic emergence of proteins}},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{4239,
author = {Harold Vladar and Cipriani, Roberto and Scharifker, Benjamin and Bubis, Jose},
booktitle = {Life in the Universe From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on Other Worlds},
editor = {Seckbach,J. and Chela-Flores,J. and Owen,T. and Raulin,F.},
pages = {83 -- 87},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{A Mechanism for the Prebiotic Emergence of Proteins}},
doi = {3807},
volume = {7},
year = {2004},
}
@article{4253,
abstract = {We consider a single genetic locus which carries two alleles, labelled P and Q. This locus experiences selection and mutation. It is linked to a second neutral locus with recombination rate r. If r = 0, this reduces to the study of a single selected locus. Assuming a Moran model for the population dynamics, we pass to a diffusion approximation and, assuming that the allele frequencies at the selected locus have reached stationarity, establish the joint generating function for the genealogy of a sample from the population and the frequency of the P allele. In essence this is the joint generating function for a coalescent and the random background in which it evolves. We use this to characterize, for the diffusion approximation, the probability of identity in state at the neutral locus of a sample of two individuals (whose type at the selected locus is known) as solutions to a system of ordinary differential equations. The only subtlety is to find the boundary conditions for this system. Finally, numerical examples are presented that illustrate the accuracy and predictions of the diffusion approximation. In particular, a comparison is made between this approach and one in which the frequencies at the selected locus are estimated by their value in the absence of fluctuations and a classical structured coalescent model is used.},
author = {Nicholas Barton and Etheridge, Alison M and Sturm, Anja K},
journal = {Annals of Applied Probability},
number = {2},
pages = {754 -- 785},
publisher = {Institute of Mathematical Statistics},
title = {{Coalescence in a Random Background}},
volume = {14},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4372,
author = {Maler, Oded and Dejan Nickovic},
pages = {152 -- 166},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Monitoring Temporal Properties of Continuous Signals}},
doi = {1572},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4445,
abstract = {We present a type system for E code, which is an assembly language that manages the release, interaction, and termination of real-time tasks. E code specifies a deadline for each task, and the type system ensures that the deadlines are path-insensitive. We show that typed E programs allow, for given worst-case execution times of tasks, a simple schedulability analysis. Moreover, the real-time programming language Giotto can be compiled into typed E~code. This shows that typed E~code identifies an easily schedulable yet expressive class of real-time programs. We have extended the Giotto compiler to generate typed E code, and enabled the run-time system for E code to perform a type and schedulability check before executing the code.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Kirsch, Christoph M},
pages = {104 -- 113},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{A typed assembly language for real-time programs}},
doi = {10.1145/1017753.1017774},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4458,
abstract = {The success of model checking for large programs depends crucially on the ability to efficiently construct parsimonious abstractions. A predicate abstraction is parsimonious if at each control location, it specifies only relationships between current values of variables, and only those which are required for proving correctness. Previous methods for automatically refining predicate abstractions until sufficient precision is obtained do not systematically construct parsimonious abstractions: predicates usually contain symbolic variables, and are added heuristically and often uniformly to many or all control locations at once. We use Craig interpolation to efficiently construct, from a given abstract error trace which cannot be concretized, a parsominous abstraction that removes the trace. At each location of the trace, we infer the relevant predicates as an interpolant between the two formulas that define the past and the future segment of the trace. Each interpolant is a relationship between current values of program variables, and is relevant only at that particular program location. It can be found by a linear scan of the proof of infeasibility of the trace.We develop our method for programs with arithmetic and pointer expressions, and call-by-value function calls. For function calls, Craig interpolation offers a systematic way of generating relevant predicates that contain only the local variables of the function and the values of the formal parameters when the function was called. We have extended our model checker Blast with predicate discovery by Craig interpolation, and applied it successfully to C programs with more than 130,000 lines of code, which was not possible with approaches that build less parsimonious abstractions.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S and McMillan, Kenneth L},
pages = {232 -- 244},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Abstractions from proofs}},
doi = {10.1145/964001.964021},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4459,
abstract = {Software model checking has been successful for sequential programs, where predicate abstraction offers suitable models, and counterexample-guided abstraction refinement permits the automatic inference of models. When checking concurrent programs, we need to abstract threads as well as the contexts in which they execute. Stateless context models, such as predicates on global variables, prove insufficient for showing the absence of race conditions in many examples. We therefore use richer context models, which combine (1) predicates for abstracting data state, (2) control flow quotients for abstracting control state, and (3) counters for abstracting an unbounded number of threads. We infer suitable context models automatically by a combination of counterexample-guided abstraction refinement, bisimulation minimization, circular assume-guarantee reasoning, and parametric reasoning about an unbounded number of threads. This algorithm, called CIRC, has been implemented in BLAST and succeeds in checking many examples of NESC code for data races. In particular, BLAST proves the absence of races in several cases where previous race checkers give false positives.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {1 -- 13},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Race checking by context inference}},
doi = {10.1145/996841.996844},
year = {2004},
}
@inbook{4461,
abstract = {One of the central axioms of extreme programming is the disciplined use of regression testing during stepwise software development. Due to recent progress in software model checking, it has become possible to supplement this process with automatic checks for behavioral safety properties of programs, such as conformance with locking idioms and other programming protocols and patterns. For efficiency reasons, all checks must be incremental, i.e., they must reuse partial results from previous checks in order to avoid all unnecessary repetition of expensive verification tasks. We show that the lazy-abstraction algorithm, and its implementation in Blast, can be extended to support the fully automatic and incremental checking of temporal safety properties during software development.},
author = {Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Sanvido, Marco A},
booktitle = {Verification: Theory and Practice},
pages = {332 -- 358},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Extreme model checking}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-39910-0_16},
volume = {2772},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4525,
abstract = {We present a new high-level programming language, called xGiotto, for programming applications with hard real-time constraints. Like its predecessor, xGiotto is based on the LET (logical execution time) assumption: the programmer specifies when the outputs of a task become available, and the compiler checks if the specification can be implemented on a given platform. However, while the predecessor language xGiotto was purely time-triggered, xGiotto accommodates also asynchronous events. Indeed, through a mechanism called event scoping, events are the main structuring principle of the new language. The xGiotto compiler and run-time system implement event scoping through a tree-based event filter. The compiler also checks programs for determinism (absence of race conditions).},
author = {Ghosal, Arkadeb and Thomas Henzinger and Kirsch, Christoph M and Sanvido, Marco A},
pages = {167 -- 170},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Event-driven programming with logical execution times}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-24743-2_24},
volume = {2993},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4555,
abstract = {Strategies in repeated games can be classified as to whether or not they use memory and/or randomization. We consider Markov decision processes and 2-player graph games, both of the deterministic and probabilistic varieties. We characterize when memory and/or randomization are required for winning with respect to various classes of w-regular objectives, noting particularly when the use of memory can be traded for the use of randomization. In particular, we show that Markov decision processes allow randomized memoryless optimal strategies for all M?ller objectives. Furthermore, we show that 2-player probabilistic graph games allow randomized memoryless strategies for winning with probability 1 those M?ller objectives which are upward-closed. Upward-closure means that if a set α of infinitely repeating vertices is winning, then all supersets of α are also winning.},
author = {Krishnendu Chatterjee and de Alfaro, Luca and Thomas Henzinger},
pages = {206 -- 217},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Trading memory for randomness}},
doi = {10.1109/QEST.2004.10051},
year = {2004},
}
@article{4556,
abstract = {We study the problem of determining stack boundedness and the exact maximum stack size for three classes of interrupt-driven programs. Interrupt-driven programs are used in many real-time applications that require responsive interrupt handling. In order to ensure responsiveness, programmers often enable interrupt processing in the body of lower-priority interrupt handlers. In such programs a programming error can allow interrupt handlers to be interrupted in a cyclic fashion to lead to an unbounded stack, causing the system to crash. For a restricted class of interrupt-driven programs, we show that there is a polynomial-time procedure to check stack boundedness, while determining the exact maximum stack size is PSPACE-complete. For a larger class of programs, the two problems are both PSPACE-complete, and for the largest class of programs we consider, the two problems are PSPACE-hard and can be solved in exponential time. While the complexities are high, our algorithms are exponential only in the number of handlers, and polynomial in the size of the program.},
author = {Krishnendu Chatterjee and Ma, Di and Majumdar, Ritankar S and Zhao, Tian and Thomas Henzinger and Palsberg, Jens},
journal = {Information and Computation},
number = {2},
pages = {144 -- 174},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Stack size analysis for interrupt-driven programs}},
doi = {10.1016/j.ic.2004.06.001},
volume = {194},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4558,
abstract = {We study perfect-information stochastic parity games. These are two-player nonterminating games which are played on a graph with turn-based probabilistic transitions. A play results in an infinite path and the conflicting goals of the two players are ω-regular path properties, formalized as parity winning conditions. The qualitative solution of such a game amounts to computing the set of vertices from which a player has a strategy to win with probability 1 (or with positive probability). The quantitative solution amounts to computing the value of the game in every vertex, i.e., the highest probability with which a player can guarantee satisfaction of his own objective in a play that starts from the vertex.For the important special case of one-player stochastic parity games (parity Markov decision processes) we give polynomial-time algorithms both for the qualitative and the quantitative solution. The running time of the qualitative solution is O(d · m3/2) for graphs with m edges and d priorities. The quantitative solution is based on a linear-programming formulation.For the two-player case, we establish the existence of optimal pure memoryless strategies. This has several important ramifications. First, it implies that the values of the games are rational. This is in contrast to the concurrent stochastic parity games of de Alfaro et al.; there, values are in general algebraic numbers, optimal strategies do not exist, and ε-optimal strategies have to be mixed and with infinite memory. Second, the existence of optimal pure memoryless strategies together with the polynomial-time solution forone-player case implies that the quantitative two-player stochastic parity game problem is in NP ∩ co-NP. This generalizes a result of Condon for stochastic games with reachability objectives. It also constitutes an exponential improvement over the best previous algorithm, which is based on a doubly exponential procedure of de Alfaro and Majumdar for concurrent stochastic parity games and provides only ε-approximations of the values.},
author = {Krishnendu Chatterjee and Jurdziński, Marcin and Thomas Henzinger},
pages = {121 -- 130},
publisher = {SIAM},
title = {{Quantitative stochastic parity games}},
year = {2004},
}
@inproceedings{4577,
abstract = {While model checking has been successful in uncovering subtle bugs in code, its adoption in software engineering practice has been hampered by the absence of a simple interface to the programmer in an integrated development environment. We describe an integration of the software model checker BLAST into the Eclipse development environment. We provide a verification interface for practical solutions for some typical program analysis problems - assertion checking, reachability analysis, dead code analysis, and test generation - directly on the source code. The analysis is completely automatic, and assumes no knowledge of model checking or formal notation. Moreover, the interface supports incremental program verification to support incremental design and evolution of code.},
author = {Beyer, Dirk and Thomas Henzinger and Jhala, Ranjit and Majumdar, Ritankar S},
pages = {251 -- 255},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{An eclipse plug-in for model checking}},
doi = {10.1109/WPC.2004.1311069 },
year = {2004},
}
@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},
}