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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642235/atomic-layered-au-clusters-on-%C3%AE-moc-as-catalysts-for-the-low-temperature-water-gas-shift-reaction
#1
Siyu Yao, Xiao Zhang, Wu Zhou, Rui Gao, Wenqian Xu, Yifan Ye, Lili Lin, Xiaodong Wen, Ping Liu, Bingbing Chen, Ethan Crumlin, Jinghua Guo, Zhijun Zuo, Weizhen Li, Jinglin Xie, Li Lu, Christopher J Kiely, Lin Gu, Chuan Shi, José A Rodriguez, Ding Ma
The water-gas shift (WGS) reaction (CO+H2O=H2+CO2) is an essential process for hydrogen generation and CO removal in various energy-related chemical operations. This equilibrium-limited reaction is favored at a low working temperature. Potential application in fuel cells also requires a WGS catalyst to be highly active, stable and energy-efficient and match the working temperature of on-site hydrogen generation and consumption units. We synthesized Au layered clusters on an α-MoC substrate to create an interfacial catalyst system for the ultra-low-temperature WGS reaction...
June 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642234/reconfiguration-of-dna-molecular-arrays-driven-by-information-relay
#2
Jie Song, Zhe Li, Pengfei Wang, Travis Meyer, Chengde Mao, Yonggang Ke
Information relay at the molecular level is an essential phenomenon in numerous chemical and biological processes, such as intricate signaling cascades. One key challenge in synthetic molecular self-assembly is to construct artificial structures that imitate these complex behaviors in controllable systems. We demonstrated prescribed, long-range information relay in an artificial molecular array assembled from modular DNA structural units. The dynamic DNA molecular array exhibits transformations with programmable initiation, propagation, and regulation...
June 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619719/hypothalamic-regulation-of-regionally-distinct-adult-neural-stem-cells-and-neurogenesis
#3
Alex Paul, Zayna Chaker, Fiona Doetsch
Neural stem cells (NSCs) in specialized niches in the adult mammalian brain generate neurons throughout life. NSCs in the adult mouse ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ) exhibit a regional identity, and depending on their location, generate distinct olfactory bulb interneuron subtypes. Here we show that the hypothalamus, a brain area regulating physiological states, provides long-range regionalized input to the V-SVZ niche and can regulate specific NSC subpopulations. Hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons selectively innervate the anterior ventral V-SVZ and promote the proliferation of Nkx2...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619718/click-chemistry-enables-preclinical-evaluation-of-targeted-epigenetic-therapies
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Dean S Tyler, Johanna Vappiani, Tatiana Cañeque, Enid Y N Lam, Aoife Ward, Omer Gilan, Yih-Chih Chan, Antje Hienzsch, Anna Rutkowska, Thilo Werner, Anne J Wagner, Dave Lugo, Richard Gregory, Cesar Ramirez Molina, Neil Garton, Christopher R Wellaway, Susan Jackson, Laura MacPherson, Margarida Figueiredo, Sabine Stolzenburg, Charles C Bell, Colin House, Sarah-Jane Dawson, Edwin D Hawkins, Gerard Drewes, Rab K Prinjha, Raphaël Rodriguez, Paola Grandi, Mark A Dawson
The success of new therapies hinges on our ability to understand their molecular and cellular mechanisms of action. Here we modify BET bromodomain inhibitors, an epigenetic-based therapy, to create functionally conserved compounds that are amenable to click-chemistry and can be used as molecular probes in vitro and in vivo. Using click-proteomics and click-sequencing we explore the gene regulatory function of bromodomain containing 4 protein (BRD4) and the transcriptional changes induced by BET inhibitors. Studying mouse models of acute leukemia, we use high-resolution microscopy and flow cytometry to highlight the heterogeneity of drug activity within tumor cells located in different tissue compartments...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619717/photoinduced-decarboxylative-borylation-of-carboxylic-acids
#5
Alexander Fawcett, Johan Pradeilles, Yahui Wang, Tatsuya Mutsuga, Eddie L Myers, Varinder K Aggarwal
The conversion of widely available carboxylic acids into versatile boronic esters would be highly enabling for synthesis. Here we report that this transformation can be effected by illuminating the N-hydroxyphthalimide ester derivative of the carboxylic acid under visible light at room temperature in the presence of the diboron reagent, bis(catecholato)diboron. A simple workup allows isolation of the pinacol boronic ester. Experimental evidence suggests that boryl radical intermediates are involved in the process...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619716/ratchet-like-polypeptide-translocation-mechanism-of-the-aaa-disaggregase-hsp104
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Stephanie N Gates, Adam L Yokom, JiaBei Lin, Meredith E Jackrel, Alexandrea N Rizo, Nathan M Kendsersky, Courtney E Buell, Elizabeth A Sweeny, Korrie L Mack, Edward Chuang, Mariana P Torrente, Min Su, James Shorter, Daniel R Southworth
Hsp100 polypeptide translocases are conserved AAA+ machines that maintain proteostasis by unfolding aberrant and toxic proteins for refolding or proteolytic degradation. The Hsp104 disaggregase from S. cerevisiae solubilizes stress-induced amorphous aggregates and amyloid. The structural basis for substrate recognition and translocation is unknown. Using a model substrate (casein), we report cryo-EM structures at near-atomic resolution of Hsp104 in different translocation states. Substrate interactions are mediated by conserved, pore-loop tyrosines that contact an 80 Å-long unfolded polypeptide along the axial channel...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619715/liquefied-gas-electrolytes-for-electrochemical-energy-storage-devices
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Cyrus S Rustomji, Yangyuchen Yang, Tae Kyoung Kim, Jimmy Mac, Young Jin Kim, Elizabeth Caldwell, Hyeseung Chung, Y Shirley Meng
Electrochemical capacitors and Li-ion batteries have seen little change in their electrolyte chemistry since their commercialization which has limited improvements in device performance. Combining superior physical and chemical properties and a high dielectric-fluidity factor, the use of electrolytes based on solvent systems which exclusively use components which are typically gaseous under standard conditions show a wide potential window of stability and excellent performance over an extended temperature range...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596312/tuning-quantum-nonlocal-effects-in-graphene-plasmonics
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Mark B Lundeberg, Yuanda Gao, Reza Asgari, Cheng Tan, Ben Van Duppen, Marta Autore, Pablo Alonso-González, Achim Woessner, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Rainer Hillenbrand, James Hone, Marco Polini, Frank H L Koppens
The response of electron systems to electrodynamic fields that change rapidly in space is endowed by unique features, including an exquisite spatial nonlocality. This can reveal much about the materials' electronic structure that is invisible in standard probes that use gradually varying fields. Here, we use graphene plasmons, propagating at extremely slow velocities close to the electron Fermi velocity, to probe the nonlocal response of the graphene electron liquid. The near-field imaging experiments reveal a parameter-free match with the full quantum description of the massless Dirac electron gas, which involves three types of nonlocal quantum effects: single-particle velocity matching, interaction-enhanced Fermi velocity, and interaction-reduced compressibility...
June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596311/fatty-acids-in-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-are-synthesized-by-the-host-plant
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Leonie H Luginbuehl, Guillaume N Menard, Smita Kurup, Harrie Van Erp, Guru V Radhakrishnan, Andrew Breakspear, Giles E D Oldroyd, Peter J Eastmond
Plants form beneficial associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which facilitate nutrient acquisition from the soil. In return, the fungi receive organic carbon from the plants. The transcription factor RAM1 (REQUIRED FOR ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZATION 1) is crucial for this symbiosis, and we demonstrate that it is required and sufficient for the induction of a lipid biosynthetic pathway that is expressed in plant cells accommodating fungal arbuscules. Lipids are transferred from the plant to mycorrhizal fungi, which are fatty acid auxotrophs, and this lipid export requires the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase RAM2, a direct target of RAM1...
June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596310/pittsburgh-myth-paris-reality
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Patrick Gallagher
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June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596309/guanine-glycation-repair-by-dj-1-park7-and-its-bacterial-homologs
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Gilbert Richarme, Cailing Liu, Mouadh Mihoub, Jad Abdallah, Thibaut Leger, Nicolas Joly, Jean-Claude Liebart, Ula V Jurkunas, Marc Nadal, Philippe Bouloc, Julien Dairou, Aazdine Lamouri
DNA damage induced by reactive carbonyls (mainly methylglyoxal and glyoxal), called DNA glycation, is quantitatively as important as oxidative damage. DNA glycation is associated with increased mutation frequency, DNA strand breaks, and cytotoxicity. However, in contrast to guanine oxidation repair, how glycated DNA is repaired remains undetermined. Here, we found that the parkinsonism-associated protein DJ-1 and its bacterial homologs Hsp31, YhbO and YajL could repair methylglyoxal- and glyoxal-glycated nucleotides and nucleic acids...
June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596308/mismatch-repair-deficiency-predicts-response-of-solid-tumors-to-pd-1-blockade
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Dung T Le, Jennifer N Durham, Kellie N Smith, Hao Wang, Bjarne R Bartlett, Laveet K Aulakh, Steve Lu, Holly Kemberling, Cara Wilt, Brandon S Luber, Fay Wong, Nilofer S Azad, Agnieszka A Rucki, Dan Laheru, Ross Donehower, Atif Zaheer, George A Fisher, Todd S Crocenzi, James J Lee, Tim F Greten, Austin G Duffy, Kristen K Ciombor, Aleksandra D Eyring, Bao H Lam, Andrew Joe, S Peter Kang, Matthias Holdhoff, Ludmila Danilova, Leslie Cope, Christian Meyer, Shibin Zhou, Richard M Goldberg, Deborah K Armstrong, Katherine M Bever, Amanda N Fader, Janis Taube, Franck Housseau, David Spetzler, Nianqing Xiao, Drew M Pardoll, Nickolas Papadopoulos, Kenneth W Kinzler, James R Eshleman, Bert Vogelstein, Robert A Anders, Luis A Diaz
The genomes of cancers deficient in mismatch repair (MMR) contain exceptionally high numbers of somatic mutations. In a proof-of-concept study, we previously showed that colorectal cancers with MMR deficiency were sensitive to immune checkpoint blockade with anti-PD-1 antibodies. We have expanded this study to now evaluate efficacy of PD-1 blockade in patients with advanced MMR-deficient cancers across 12 different tumor types. Objective radiographic responses were observed in 53% of patients and complete responses were achieved in 21% of patients...
June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596307/plants-transfer-lipids-to-sustain-colonization-by-mutualistic-mycorrhizal-and-parasitic-fungi
#13
Yina Jiang, Wanxiao Wang, Qiujin Xie, Na Liu, Lixia Liu, Dapeng Wang, Xiaowei Zhang, Chen Yang, Xiaoya Chen, Dingzhong Tang, Ertao Wang
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi facilitate plant uptake of mineral nutrients and draw organic nutrients from the plant. Organic nutrients are thought to be supplied primarily in the form of sugars. Here we show that the AM fungus Rhizophagus irregularis is a fatty acid auxotroph and that fatty acids synthesized in the host plants are transferred to the fungus to sustain mycorrhizal colonization. The transfer is dependent on RAM2 (REQUIRED FOR ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZATION 2) and the ATP binding cassette transporter-mediated plant lipid export pathway...
June 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572455/mir-183-cluster-scales-mechanical-pain-sensitivity-by-regulating-basal-and-neuropathic-pain-genes
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Changgeng Peng, Lili Li, Ming-Dong Zhang, Carolina Bengtsson Gonzales, Marc Parisien, Inna Belfer, Dmitry Usoskin, Hind Abdo, Alessandro Furlan, Martin Häring, Francois Lallemend, Tibor Harkany, Luda Diatchenko, Tomas Hökfelt, Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Patrik Ernfors
Nociception is protective and prevents tissue damage but can also facilitate chronic pain. Whether a general principle governs these two types of pain is unknown. Here we show that both basal mechanical and neuropathic pain are controlled by the microRNA-183 cluster in mice. This single cluster controls more than 80% of neuropathic pain-regulated genes and scales basal mechanical sensitivity and mechanical allodynia by regulating auxiliary voltage-gated calcium channel subunits α2δ-1 and α2δ-2. Basal sensitivity is controlled in nociceptors, and allodynia involves TrkB(+) light-touch mechanoreceptors...
June 1, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572454/neurodevelopmental-protein-musashi-1-interacts-with-the-zika-genome-and-promotes-viral-replication
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Pavithra L Chavali, Lovorka Stojic, Luke W Meredith, Nimesh Joseph, Michael S Nahorski, Thomas J Sanford, Trevor R Sweeney, Ben A Krishna, Myra Hosmillo, Andrew E Firth, Richard Bayliss, Carlo L Marcelis, Susan Lindsay, Ian Goodfellow, C Geoffrey Woods, Fanni Gergely
A recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil has led to a simultaneous increase in reports of neonatal microcephaly. Zika targets cerebral neural precursors, a cell population essential for cortical development, but the cause of this neurotropism remains obscure. Here we report that the neural RNA-binding protein Musashi-1 (MSI1) interacts with the Zika genome and enables viral replication. Zika infection disrupts the binding of MSI1 to its endogenous targets, thereby deregulating expression of factors implicated in neural stem cell function...
June 1, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572453/nanoscale-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-with-chemical-resolution
#16
Nabeel Aslam, Matthias Pfender, Philipp Neumann, Rolf Reuter, Andrea Zappe, Felipe Fávaro de Oliveira, Andrej Denisenko, Hitoshi Sumiya, Shinobu Onoda, Junichi Isoya, Jörg Wrachtrup
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a key analytical technique in chemistry, biology and medicine. However, conventional NMR spectroscopy requires at least nanoliter sized sample volume to achieve sufficient signal. Here we combine the use of a quantum memory and high magnetic fields with a dedicated quantum sensor based on nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond to achieve chemical shift resolution in (1)H and (19)F NMR spectroscopy of 20 zeptoliter sample volumes. We demonstrate the application of NMR pulse sequences to achieve homonuclear decoupling and spin diffusion measurements...
June 1, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546318/an-environment-dependent-transcriptional-network-specifies-human-microglia-identity
#17
David Gosselin, Dylan Skola, Nicole G Coufal, Inge R Holtman, Johannes C M Schlachetzki, Eniko Sajti, Baptiste N Jaeger, Carolyn O'Connor, Conor Fitzpatrick, Martina P Pasillas, Monique Pena, Amy Adair, David G Gonda, Michael L Levy, Richard M Ransohoff, Fred H Gage, Christopher K Glass
Microglia play essential roles in central nervous system (CNS) homeostasis and influence diverse aspects of neuronal function. However, the transcriptional mechanisms that specify human microglia phenotypes are largely unknown. We examined the transcriptomes and epigenetic landscapes of human microglia isolated from surgically resected brain tissue ex vivo and following transition to an in vitro environment. Transfer to a tissue culture environment results in rapid and extensive downregulation of microglia-specific genes that are induced in primitive mouse macrophages following migration into the fetal brain...
May 25, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546317/anti-coalescence-of-bosons-on-a-lossy-beam-splitter
#18
B Vest, M-C Dheur, E Devaux, A Baron, E Rousseau, J-P Hugonin, J-J Greffet, G Messin, F Marquier
Two-boson interference, a fundamentally-quantum effect, has been extensively studied with photons through the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect and observed with guided plasmons. Using two freely-propagating surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) interfering on a lossy beam splitter, we show that the presence of loss enables us to modify the reflection and transmission factors of the beam splitter, thus revealing quantum interference paths that do not exist in a lossless configuration. We investigate the two-plasmon interference on beam splitters with different sets of reflection and transmission factors...
May 25, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546316/satellites-reveal-contrasting-responses-of-regional-climate-to-the-widespread-greening-of-earth
#19
Giovanni Forzieri, Ramdane Alkama, Diego G Miralles, Alessandro Cescatti
Changes in vegetation cover associated to the observed greening may affect several biophysical processes, whose net effects on climate are unclear. Here, we analyze remotely sensed dynamics in leaf area index (LAI) and energy fluxes to explore the associated variation in local climate. We show that the increasing trend in LAI contributed to the warming of boreal zones through a reduction of surface albedo, and to an evaporation-driven cooling in arid regions. The interplay between LAI and surface biophysics is amplified up to five times under extreme warm-dry and cold-wet years...
May 25, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522692/mitotic-chromosome-assembly-despite-nucleosome-depletion-in-xenopus-egg-extracts
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Keishi Shintomi, Fukashi Inoue, Hiroshi Watanabe, Keita Ohsumi, Miho Ohsugi, Tatsuya Hirano
The nucleosome is the fundamental structural units of eukaryotic chromatin. During mitosis, duplicated nucleosome fibers are organized into a pair of rod-shaped structures (chromatids) within a mitotic chromosome. However, it remains unclear whether nucleosome assembly is indeed an essential prerequisite for mitotic chromosome assembly. Here, we combined mouse sperm nuclei and Xenopus cell-free egg extracts depleted of the histone chaperone Asf1 and found that chromatid-like structures could be assembled even in the near-absence of nucleosomes...
May 18, 2017: Science
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