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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088440/intersections-of-post-transcriptional-gene-regulatory-mechanisms-with-intermediary-metabolism
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Waqar Arif, Gandhar Datar, Auinash Kalsotra
Intermediary metabolism studies have typically concentrated on four major regulatory mechanisms-substrate availability, allosteric enzyme regulation, post-translational enzyme modification, and regulated enzyme synthesis. Although transcriptional control has been a big focus, it is becoming increasingly evident that many post-transcriptional events are deeply embedded within the core regulatory circuits of enzyme synthesis/breakdown that maintain metabolic homeostasis. The prominent post-transcriptional mechanisms affecting intermediary metabolism include alternative pre-mRNA processing, mRNA stability and translation control, and the more recently discovered regulation by noncoding RNAs...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088391/changes-in-the-cerebellar-and-cerebro-cerebellar-circuit-in-type-2-diabetes
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Peng Fang, Jie An, Xin Tan, Ling-Li Zeng, Hui Shen, Shijun Qiu, Dewen Hu
Currently, 422 million adults suffer from diabetes worldwide, leading to tremendous disabilities and a great burden to families and society. Functional and structural MRIs have demonstrated that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) exhibit abnormalities in brain regions in the cerebral cortex. However, the changes of cerebellar anatomical connections in diabetic patients remains unclear. In the current study, diffusion tensor imaging deterministic tractography and statistical analysis were employed to investigate abnormal cerebellar anatomical connections in diabetic patients...
January 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088155/signal-replication-in-a-dna-nanostructure
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Oscar Mendoza, Said Houmadi, Jean-Pierre Aimé, Juan Elezgaray
Logic circuits based on DNA strand displacement reaction are the basic building blocks of future nanorobotic systems. The circuits tethered to DNA origami platforms present several advantages over solution-phase versions where couplings are always diffusion-limited. Here we consider a possible implementation of one of the basic operations needed in the design of these circuits, namely, signal replication. We show that with an appropriate preparation of the initial state, signal replication performs in a reproducible way...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088067/tuning-neural-circuits-by-turning-the-interneuron-knob
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Nathalie Dehorter, Nicolás Marichal, Oscar Marín, Benedikt Berninger
Interneurons play a critical role in sculpting neuronal circuit activity and their dysfunction can result in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. To temporally structure and balance neuronal activity in the adult brain interneurons display a remarkable degree of subclass-specific plasticity, of which the underlying molecular mechanisms have recently begun to be elucidated. Grafting new interneurons to pre-existing neuronal networks allows for amelioration of circuit dysfunction in rodent models of neurological disease and can reopen critical windows for circuit plasticity...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088066/activity-dependent-development-of-visual-receptive-fields
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Andrew Thompson, Alexandra Gribizis, Chinfei Chen, Michael C Crair
It is widely appreciated that neuronal activity contributes to the development of brain representations of the external world. In the visual system, in particular, it is well known that activity cooperates with molecular cues to establish the topographic organization of visual maps on a macroscopic scale [1,2] (Huberman et al., 2008; Cang and Feldheim, 2013), mapping axons in a retinotopic and eye-specific manner. In recent years, significant progress has been made in elucidating the role of activity in driving the finer-scale circuit refinement that shapes the receptive fields of individual cells...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087766/control-of-amygdala-circuits-by-5-ht-neurons-via-5-ht-and-glutamate-co-transmission
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Ayesha Sengupta, Marco Bocchio, David M Bannerman, Trevor Sharp, Marco Capogna
: The serotonin (5-HT) system and the amygdala are key regulators of emotional behavior. Several lines of evidence suggest that 5-HT transmission in the amygdala is implicated in the susceptibility and drug treatment of mood disorders. Thus, elucidating the physiological mechanisms through which midbrain 5-HT neurons modulate amygdala circuits could be pivotal in understanding emotional regulation in health and disease. To shed light on these mechanisms, we performed patch-clamp recordings from basal amygdala (BA) neurons in brain slices from mice with channelrhodopsin (ChR2) genetically targeted to 5-HT neurons...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087735/relationships-linking-emotional-motor-cognitive-and-gabaergic-dysfunctions-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-mice
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Cyrille Vaillend, Rémi Chaussenot
Alterations in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene have been associated with enhanced stress reactivity in vertebrate species, suggesting a role for brain dystrophin in fear-related behavioral and cognitive processes. Because the loss of dystrophin (Dp427) reduces clustering of central GABAA receptors, it is suspected that local inhibitory tuning and modulation of neuronal excitability are perturbed in a distributed brain circuit that normally controls such critical behavioral functions. In this study we undertook a large-scale behavioral study to evaluate fear-related behavioral disturbances in dystrophin-deficient mdx mice...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087701/the-ubiquitin-ligase-nedd4l-regulates-the-na-k-2cl-co-transporter-nkcc1-slc12a2-in-the-colon
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Chong Jiang, Hiroshi Kawabe, Daniela Rotin
The ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-like (Nedd4L, or Nedd4-2) binds to and regulates stability of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) in salt absorbing epithelia in the kidney, lung, and other tissues. Its role in the distal colon, which also absorbs salt and fluid and expresses ENaC, is unknown. Using conditional knockout approach to knockout Nedd4L in mice intestinal epithelium (Nedd4Lf/f;Vil-CreERT2) we show here that Nedd4L depletion leads to a higher steady-state short circuit current (Isc) in mouse distal colon tissue relative to controls...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087264/independent-impedimetric-analysis-of-two-cell-populations-co-cultured-on-opposite-sides-of-a-porous-support
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Kathrin Hajek, Joachim Wegener
The transepithelial or -endothelial electrical resistance (TEER) is a very common and routinely recorded parameter describing the expression of barrier-forming cell-cell contacts (tight junctions) in quantitative terms. To determine TEER, barrier-forming cell monolayers are cultured on porous filter supports that separate two fluid compartments. The frequency-dependent impedance of the cell layer is then recorded and analyzed by means of equivalent circuit modeling providing TEER and the cell layer capacitance...
January 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087060/personality-in-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-behavioural-and-cognitive-correlates
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Gabriella Santangelo, Fausta Piscopo, Paolo Barone, Carmine Vitale
Affective disorders and personality changes have long been considered pre-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease (PD). Many authors have used the term "premorbid personality" to define distinctive features of PD patients' personality characterized by reduced exploration of new environmental stimuli or potential reward sources ("novelty seeking") and avoidance behaviour ("harm avoidance") present before motor features. The functional correlates underlying the personality changes described in PD, implicate dysfunction of meso-cortico-limbic and striatal circuits...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081108/integrated-all-optical-mimo-demultiplexer-for-mode-and-wavelength-division-multiplexed-transmission
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Daniele Melati, Andrea Alippi, Andrea Annoni, Nicola Peserico, Andrea Melloni
A photonic integrated circuit performing simultaneous mode and wavelength demultiplexing for few-mode-fiber transmission is demonstrated for the first time. The circuit is realized on an InP-based technological platform; it can handle up to eight mode- and wavelength-division-multiplexed (MDM/WDM) channels and allows all-optical multiple-input-multiple-output processing to unscramble mode mixing generated by fiber propagation. A single arrayed waveguide grating is used to demultiplex the WDM channels carried by all the propagating modes, optimizing circuit complexity, chip area, and operational stability...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081070/second-harmonic-generation-via-femtosecond-laser-fabrication-of-poled-quasi-phase-matched-waveguides-in-fused-silica
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Jason C Ng, Peter R Herman, Li Qian
Second harmonic generation (SHG) is demonstrated in femtosecond laser written waveguides in fused silica through a combination of thermal poling and laser-based quasi-phase-matching (QPM) techniques. Quasi-phase-matching was controlled by the periodic erasure of induced nonlinearity through femtosecond laser erasure. A maximum SHG conversion efficiency of 6.6±0.5×10<sup>-5</sup>%/W is reported for the fundamental wavelength of 1552.8 nm with a phase-matching bandwidth of 4.4 nm for a 10.0 mm long waveguide...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079995/effects-of-cell-cycle-phases-on-the-induction-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-toward-dopaminergic-like-cells
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Nareshwaran Gnanasegaran, Vijayendran Govindasamy, Premasangery Kathirvaloo, Sabri Musa, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by tremors and cognitive issues, and is due to the death of dopaminergic (DA-ergic) neurons in brain circuits that are responsible for producing neurotransmitter dopamine (DA). Currently, cell replacement therapies are underway to overcome existing therapeutic approaches such as drug treatments and electrical stimulation. Among the widely available sources, dental pulp stem cells from deciduous teeth (DPSC) have gained popularity due to their neural crest origin and inherent propensity toward neuronal lineage...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079471/pre-implant-modeling-of-depth-lead-placement-in-white-matter-for-maximizing-the-extent-of-cortical-activation-during-direct-neurostimulation-therapy
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Leopoldo Cendejas Zaragoza, Richard W Byrne, Marvin A Rossi
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work was to predict preoperatively the maximum extent to which direct stimulation therapy can propagate through an epileptic circuit for stabilizing refractory focal-onset epilepsy. A pre-surgical workflow is presented which comprises a computationally intensive process for calculating the volume of cortical activation (VOCA) surrounding cylindrical depth contacts virtually placed in white matter. The process employs an activation function (AF) derived from cable modeling of an axon...
January 12, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079360/solution-processed-organic-thin-film-transistor-arrays-with-assistance-of-laser-ablation
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Huihuang Yang, Cihai Chen, Guocheng Zhang, Shuqiong Lan, Huipeng Chen, Tailiang Guo
A key step toward commercialization of OTFT is to manufacture large-area OTFT arrays with desired uniform device performance. In this work, solution processed organic thin film transistor (OTFT) arrays were fabricated with assistance of laser ablation. The source-drain electrodes and the whole devices were patterned by precise control of laser intensity and process path. A careful selection of laser processing parameters is key to obtain high performance OTFT arrays. Eventually, the OTFT arrays on silicon wafer and ITO glass exhibited uniform electrical characteristics with the mean mobility of 0...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079207/hysteresis-phenomena-in-perovskite-solar-cells-the-many-and-varied-effects-of-ionic-accumulation
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Daniel A Jacobs, Yiliang Wu, Heping Shen, Chog Barugkin, Fiona J Beck, Thomas P White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R Catchpole
The issue of hysteresis in perovskite solar cells has now been convincingly linked to the presence of mobile ions within the perovskite layer. Here we test the limits of the ionic theory by attempting to account for a number of exotic characterization results using a detailed numerical device model that incorporates ionic charge accumulation at the perovskite interfaces. Our experimental observations include a temporary enhancement in open-circuit voltage following prolonged periods of negative bias, dramatically S-shaped current-voltage sweeps, decreased current extraction following positive biasing or "inverted hysteresis", and non-monotonic transient behaviours in the dark and the light...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079146/nitrosative-stress-induced-disruption-of-baroreflex-neural-circuits-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-dti-study
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Ching-Yi Tsai, Chia-Hao Su, Julie Y H Chan, Samuel H H Chan
The onset of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in liver failure is associated with high mortality; the underlying mechanism is undecided. Here we report that in an acute liver failure model employing intraperitoneal administration of thioacetamide in Sprague-Dawley rats, diffusion weighted imaging revealed a progressive reduction in apparent diffusion coefficient in the brain stem. Diffusion tensor imaging further showed that the connectivity between nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS), the terminal site of baroreceptor afferents in brain stem and rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), the origin of sympathetic innervation of blood vessels, was progressively disrupted until its disappearance, coincidental with the irreversible cessation of baroreflex-mediated sympathetic vasomotor tone signifying clinically the occurrence of brain death...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079120/in-situ-imaging-of-microstructure-formation-in-electronic-interconnections
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M A A Mohd Salleh, C M Gourlay, J W Xian, S A Belyakov, H Yasuda, S D McDonald, K Nogita
The development of microstructure during melting, reactive wetting and solidification of solder pastes on Cu-plated printed circuit boards has been studied by synchrotron radiography. Using Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu/Cu and Sn-0.7Cu/Cu as examples, we show that the interfacial Cu6Sn5 layer is present within 0.05 s of wetting, and explore the kinetics of flux void formation at the interface between the liquid and the Cu6Sn5 layer. Quantification of the nucleation locations and anisotropic growth kinetics of primary Cu6Sn5 crystals reveals a competition between the nucleation of Cu6Sn5 in the liquid versus growth of Cu6Sn5 from the existing Cu6Sn5 layer...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078888/low-temperature-wet-conformal-nickel-silicide-deposition-for-transistor-technology-through-an-organometallic-approach
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Tsung-Han Lin, Tigran Margossian, Michele De Marchi, Maxime Thammasack, Dmitry Y Zemlyanov, Sudhir Kumar, Jakub Jagielski, Li-Qing Zheng, Chih-Jen Shih, Renato Zenobi, Giovanni De Micheli, David Baudouin, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Christophe Copéret
The race for performant integrated circuits is nowadays facing a downscale limitation. To overpass this nanoscale limit, modern transistors with complex geometries have flourished allowing higher performance and energy efficiency. Accompany with this breakthrough, challenges toward high-performance devices have emerged on each key preparation step, such as the inhomogeneous coverage issue and thermal-induced short circuit issue of metal silicide formation. In this respect, we developed a two-step organometallic approach for nickel silicide formation under near-ambient temperature...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078682/population-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-clonidine-for-sedation-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-and-continuous-veno-venous-hemofiltration-cvvh
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Niina Kleiber, Ron A A Mathôt, Maurice J Ahsman, Enno D Wildschut, Dick Tibboel, Saskia N de Wildt
AIMS: Clonidine is used for sedation in the pediatric intensive care unit. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides temporary support if respiratory and cardiac function is threatened. ECMO influences the pharmacokinetics of drugs. Clonidine during pediatric ECMO cannot be effectively titrated as PK data are lacking. The aim of this study is to describe clonidine PK in a particular ECMO system and propose dosing guidelines for children on this particular ECMO circuit. METHODS: All children below the age of 18 who received clonidine during ECMO were eligible...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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