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    • A user-friendly web portal for T-Coffee on supercomputers 

      Rius Torrentó, Josep Maria; Cores Prado, Fernando; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Hemert, Jano van; Koetsier, Jos; Notredame, Cedric (BioMed Central, 2011)
      Background: Parallel T-Coffee (PTC) was the first parallel implementation of the T-Coffee multiple sequence alignment tool. It is based on MPI and RMA mechanisms. Its purpose is to reduce the execution time of the large-scale ...
    • Aberrant regulation of the GSK-3b/NRF2 axis unveils a novel therapy for adrenoleukodystrophy 

      Ranea-Robles, Pablo; Launay, Nathalie; Ruiz, Montserrat; Calingasan, Noel Ylagan; Dumont, Magali; Naudí i Farré, Alba; Portero Otín, Manuel; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Ferrer, Isidre; Beal, M. Flint; Fourcade, Stéphane; Pujol, Aurora (Wiley Open Access, 2018)
      The nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (NRF2) is the master regulator of endogenous antioxidant responses. Oxidative damage is a shared and early-appearing feature in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) patients and ...
    • Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites 

      Lampinen, Jussi; Tuomi, Maria; Fischer, Leonie K.; Neuenkamp, Lena; Alday, Josu G.; Bucharova, Anna; Cancellieri, Laura; Casado-Arzuaga, Izaskun; Čeplová, Natálie; Cerveró, Lluïsa; Deák, Balázs; Eriksson, Ove; Fellowes, Mark D.E.; Fernández de Manuel, Beatriz; Filibeck, Goffredo; González-Guzmán, Adrián; Hinojosa, M. Belen; Kowarik, Ingo; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Miguel, Ana; Pardo, Rosa; Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Rodríguez-García, Encarna; Schröder, Roland; Sperandii, Marta Gaia; Unterweger, Philipp; Valkó, Orsolya; Vázquez, Víctor; Klaus, Valentin H. (Elsevier GmbH on behalf of Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 2020-10-31)
      Grasslands are widespread elements of urban greenspace providing recreational, psychological and aesthetic benefits to city residents. Two urban grassland types of contrasting management dominate urban greenspaces: frequently ...
    • Acoustic insulation capacity of Vertical Greenery Systems for buildings 

      Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Coma Arpón, Julià; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Urrestarazu, Miguel; Burés, Silvia; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Vertical Greenery Systems (VGS) are promising contemporary Green Infrastructure which contribute to the provision of several ecosystem services both at building and urban scales. Among others, the building acoustic insulation ...
    • Activation of sirtuin 1 as therapy for the peroxisomal disease adrenoleukodystrophy 

      Morató, Laia; Ruiz, M.; Boada Pallàs, Jordi; Calingasan, Noel Ylagan; Galino, Jorge; Guilera, Cristina; Jové Font, Mariona; Naudí i Farré, Alba; Ferrer, Isidre; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Serrano, M.; Portero Otín, Manuel; Beal, M. F.; Fourcade, Stéphane; Pujol, Aurora (Macmillan Publishers, 2015)
      Oxidative stress and mitochondrial failure are prominent factors in the axonal degeneration process. In this study, we demonstrate that sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a key regulator of the mitochondrial function, is impaired in the ...
    • Adaptation of rammed earth to modern construction systems: Comparative study of thermal behavior under summer conditions 

      Serrano, Susana; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Buildings should be understood as a process that consumes energy in all their phases (design, construction, use and end-of-life) and, more specifically, the building envelope is clearly involved in all of them. For this ...
    • Advances in the valorization of waste and by-product materials as thermal energy storage (TES) materials 

      Gutiérrez, Andrea; Miró, Laia; Gil, Antoni; Rodríguez Aseguinolaza, Javier; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Calvet, Nicolas; Py, Xavier; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Grágeda, Mario; Ushak, Svetlana; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Today, one of the biggest challenges our society must face is the satisfactory supply, dispatchability and management of the energy. Thermal Energy Storage (TES) has been identified as a breakthrough concept in industrial ...
    • Agricultural expansion and settlement economy in Tell Halula (Mid-Euphrates valley): A diachronic study from early Neolithic to present 

      Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Arab, G.; Buxó i Capdevila, Ramon; Guerrero, E.; Molist, M.; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Araus Ortega, José Luis (Elsevier, 2012)
      Modern Syria, and in particular the Middle Euphrates valley, has been occupied and overexploited since the beginnings of agriculture. Thus, the study of the economic and environmental characteristics of ancient settlements ...
    • Agricultural terraces in the Mediterranean: medieval intensification revealed by OSL profiling and dating 

      Turner, Sam; Kinnaird, Tim; Varinlioğlu, Günder; Şerifoğlu, Tevfik Emre; Koparal, Elif; Demirciler, Volkan; Athanasoulis, Dimitris; Odegard, Knut; Crow, Jim; Jackson, Mark; Bolòs i Masclans, Jordi; Sánchez-Pardo, José Carlos; Carrer, Francesco; Sanderson, David; Turner, Alex (Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Antiquity Publications, 2021-04-22)
      The history of agricultural terraces remains poorly understood due to problems in dating their construction and use. This has hampered broader research on their significance, limiting knowledge of past agricultural practices ...
    • Agronomic conditions and crop evolution in ancient Near East agriculture 

      Araus Ortega, José Luis; Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Aguilera, Mònica; Buxó i Capdevila, Ramon (Nature Publishing Group, 2014)
      The appearance of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent propelled the development of Western civilization. Here we investigate the evolution of agronomic conditions in this region by reconstructing cereal kernel weight and ...
    • Altered glycolipid and glycerophospholipid signaling drive inflammatory cascades in adrenomyeloneuropathy 

      Ruiz, Montserrat; Jové Font, Mariona; Schlüter, Agatha; Casasnovas, Carlos; Villarroya, Francesc; Guilera, Cristina; Ortega, Francisco J.; Naudí i Farré, Alba; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Gimeno, Ramón; Fourcade, Stéphane; Portero Otín, Manuel; Pujol, Aurora (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      X-linked adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is an inherited neurometabolic disorder caused by malfunction of the ABCD1 gene, characterized by slowly progressing spastic paraplegia affecting corticospinal tracts, and adrenal ...
    • An algebraic approach to lifts of digraphs 

      Dalfó, Cristina; Fiol, Miguel Angel; Miller, Mirka; Ryan, Joe; Sirán, Josef (Elsevier, 2018)
      We present some applications of a new matrix approach for studying the properties of the lift of a voltage digraph, which has arcs weighted by the elements of a group. As a main result, when the involved group is Abelian, ...
    • An appraisal of the sediment yield in western Mediterranean river basins 

      Buendia, C.; Herrero, Albert; Sabater, Sergi; Batalla, Ramon J. (Elsevier, 2016)
      The number of studies assessing soil erosion and sediment transport has increased with the aim of achieving sustainable land and water management. Mediterranean rivers have been the object of many of these studies due to ...
    • An effectiveness-NTU technique for characterising a finned tubes PCM system using a CFD model 

      Tay, N. H. Steven; Belusko, Martin; Castell, Albert; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Bruno, Frank (Elsevier, 2014)
      Numerical modelling is commonly used to design, analyse and optimise tube-in-tank phase change thermal energy storage systems with fins. A new simplified two dimensional mathematical model, based on the effectiveness-number ...
    • An improved model to predict the effects of changing biodiversity levels on ecosystem function 

      Connolly, John; Bell, Thomas; Bolger, Thomas; Brophy, Caroline; Carnus, Timothee; Finn, John A.; Kirwan, Laura; Isbell, Forest; Levine, Jonathan; Lüscher, Andreas; Picasso, Valentin; Roscher, Christiane; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Suter, Matthias; Weigelt, Alexandra (Wiley, 2013)
      The development of models of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF) has advanced rapidly over the last 20 years, incorporating insights gained through extensive experimental work. We propose ...
    • An improved upper bound for the order of mixed graphs 

      Dalfó, Cristina; Fiol, Miguel Angel; López Lorenzo, Ignacio (Elsevier B.V., 2018)
      A mixed graph G can contain both (undirected) edges and arcs (directed edges). Here we derive an improved Moore-like bound for the maximum number of vertices of a mixed graph with diameter at least three. Moreover, a ...
    • An in vitro system for the rapid functional characterization of genes involved in carotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation 

      Bai, Chao; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Medina Piles, Vicente; Alves, Rui; Vilaprinyo Terré, Ester; Sorribas Tello, Albert; Canela i Garayoa, Ramon; Capell Capell, Teresa; Sandmann, Gerhard; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu (Wiley, 2014)
      We have developed an assay based on rice embryogenic callus for rapid functional characterization of metabolic genes. We validated the assay using a selection of well-characterized genes with known functions in the carotenoid ...
    • An innovative solar-biomass energy system to increase the share of renewables in office buildings 

      Palomba, Valeria; Borri, Emiliano; Charalampidis, Antonios; Frazzica, Andrea; Karellas, Sotirios; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2021)
      Increasing the energy efficiency of residential and non-residential buildings is a crucial point towards the development of the sustainable cities of the future. To reach such a goal, the commonly employed intervention ...
    • An overview on design methodologies for liquid–solid PCM storage systems 

      Castell, Albert; Solé Cutrona, Cristian (Elsevier, 2015)
      Energy storage can facilitate the transition process from the actual energetic model to a model based on renewable energies. A lot of attention has been put in such technology, being the use of phase change materials (PCM) ...
    • Analyses of phase change materials’ efficiency in warm-summer humid continental climate conditions 

      Ratnieks, J.; Gendelis, S.; Jakovics, A.; Bajare, Diana (IOP Publishing, 2017)
      The usage of phase change materials (PCMs) is a way to store excess energy pro- duced during the hot time of the day and release it during the night thereby reducing the overheating problem. While, in Latvian climate ...