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Prediction of molecular mimicry between antigens from Leishmania sp. and human: Implications for autoimmune response in systemic lupus erythematosus

Pathogens and humans share an intrinsic relation related to molecular mimicry in their antigens. Interactions between immune system and pathogenic antigens result in a production of antibodies that could protect against infection, but develop autoreactive responses mediated by autoantibodies that react to pathogenic and human antigens because they share epitopes.

A statically condensed discontinuous Galerkin spectral element method on Gauss-Lobatto nodes for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations

We present a static-condensation method for time-implicit discretizations of the Discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element Method on Gauss-Lobatto points (GL-DGSEM). We show that, when solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations, it is possible to reorganize the linear system that results from the implicit time-integration of the GL-DGSEM as a Schur complement problem, which can be efficiently solved using static condensation.

Future of nuclear fission theory

There has been much recent interest in nuclear fission, due in part to a new appreciation of its relevance to astrophysics, stability of superheavy elements, and fundamental theory of neutrino interactions.

Fission and the r -process nucleosynthesis of translead nuclei in neutron star mergers

We study the impact of fission on the production and destruction of translead nuclei during the r-process nucleosynthesis occurring in neutron-star mergers. Abundance patterns and rates of nuclear energy production are obtained for different ejecta conditions using three sets of stellar reaction rates, one of which is based on microscopic and consistent calculations of nuclear masses, fission barriers, and collective inertias.