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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228034/vibronic-enhancement-of-excitation-energy-transport-interplay-between-local-and-non-local-exciton-phonon-interactions
#1
Myeong H Lee, Alessandro Troisi
It has been reported in recent years that vibronic resonance between vibrational energy of the intramolecular nuclear mode and excitation-energy difference is crucial to enhance excitation energy transport in light harvesting proteins. Here we investigate how vibronic enhancement induced by vibronic resonance is influenced by the details of local and non-local exciton-phonon interactions. We study a heterodimer model with parameters relevant to the light-harvesting proteins with the surrogate Hamiltonian quantum dynamics method in a vibronic basis...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221098/ion-transport-by-ameloblasts-during-amelogenesis
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A L J J Bronckers
Hypomineralization of developing enamel is associated with changes in ameloblast modulation during the maturation stage. Modulation (or pH cycling) involves the cyclic transformation of ruffle-ended (RE) ameloblasts facing slightly acidic enamel into smooth-ended (SE) ameloblasts near pH-neutral enamel. The mechanism of ameloblast modulation is not clear. Failure of ameloblasts of Cftr-null and anion exchanger 2 ( Ae2)-null mice to transport Cl(-) into enamel acidifies enamel, prevents modulation, and reduces mineralization...
March 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220100/season-and-weather-effects-on-travel-related-mood-and-travel-satisfaction
#3
Dick Ettema, Margareta Friman, Lars E Olsson, Tommy Gärling
This study examines the effects of season and weather on mood (valence and activation) and travel satisfaction (measured by the Satisfaction with Travel Scale). Analyses are presented of 562 time-sampled morning commutes to work made by 363 randomly sampled people in three different Swedish cities asking them to use smartphones to report their mood in their home before and directly after the commutes. These reports as well as satisfaction with the commute obtained in summer and winter are linked to weather data and analyzed by means of fixed-effects regression analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218641/the-role-of-personality-traits-through-habit-and-intention-on-determining-future-preferences-of-public-transport-use
#4
Mahdi Yazdanpanah, Mansour Hadji Hosseinlou
A complex set of factors may affect transportation mode choice. While earlier studies have often considered objective factors in determining preferences of public transport use as a sustainable transportation, subjective factors such as personality traits are underexplored. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the influence of personality traits on the number of future public transport use. Additionally, "car habit" and "intention toward using public modes" were considered to be important. For this purpose, a case study from departure passengers at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA, Tehran, Iran) was conducted between January and February 2015 at IKIA...
February 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218545/optical-generation-and-detection-of-local-non-equilibrium-phonons-in-suspended-graphene
#5
Sean Sullivan, Ajit Kumar Vallabhaneni, Iskandar Kholmanov, Xiulin Ruan, Jayathi Murthy, Li Shi
The measured frequencies and intensities of different first- and second- order Raman peaks of suspended graphene are used to show that optical phonons and different acoustic phonon polarizations are driven out of local equilibrium inside a sub-micron laser spot. The experimental results are correlated with a first principles-based multiple temperature model to suggest a considerably lower equivalent local temperature of the flexural phonons than those of other phonon polarizations. The finding reveals weak coupling between the flexural modes with hot electrons and optical phonons...
February 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217742/piericidin-a1-blocks-yersinia-ysc-type-iii-secretion-system-needle-assembly
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Jessica M Morgan, Miles C Duncan, Kevin S Johnson, Andreas Diepold, Hanh Lam, Allison J Dupzyk, Lexi R Martin, Weng Ruh Wong, Judith P Armitage, Roger G Linington, Victoria Auerbuch
The type III secretion system (T3SS) is a bacterial virulence factor expressed by dozens of Gram-negative pathogens but largely absent from commensals. The T3SS is an attractive target for antimicrobial agents that may disarm pathogenic bacteria while leaving commensal populations intact. We previously identified piericidin A1 as an inhibitor of the Ysc T3SS in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Piericidins were first discovered as inhibitors of complex I of the electron transport chain in mitochondria and some bacteria...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216041/structure-of-a-type-1-secretion-system-abc-transporter
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Jacob L W Morgan, Justin F Acheson, Jochen Zimmer
Type-1 secretion systems (T1SSs) represent a widespread mode of protein secretion across the cell envelope in Gram-negative bacteria. The T1SS is composed of an inner-membrane ABC transporter, a periplasmic membrane-fusion protein, and an outer-membrane porin. These three components assemble into a complex spanning both membranes and providing a conduit for the translocation of unfolded polypeptides. We show that ATP hydrolysis and assembly of the entire T1SS complex is necessary for protein secretion. Furthermore, we present a 3...
February 15, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212000/radiation-hard-complementary-integrated-circuits-based-on-semiconducting-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#8
Julian J McMorrow, Cory D Cress, William A Gaviria Rojas, Michael L Geier, Tobin J Marks, Mark C Hersam
Increasingly complex demonstrations of integrated circuit elements based on semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) mark the maturation of this technology for use in next-generation electronics. In particular, organic materials have recently been leveraged as dopant and encapsulation layers to enable stable SWCNT-based rail-to-rail, low-power complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic circuits. To explore the limits of this technology in extreme environments, here we study total ionizing dose (TID) effects in enhancement-mode SWCNT-CMOS inverters that employ organic doping and encapsulation layers...
February 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208418/mixing-with-applications-to-inertial-confinement-fusion-implosions
#9
V Rana, H Lim, J Melvin, J Glimm, B Cheng, D H Sharp
Approximate one-dimensional (1D) as well as 2D and 3D simulations are playing an important supporting role in the design and analysis of future experiments at National Ignition Facility. This paper is mainly concerned with 1D simulations, used extensively in design and optimization. We couple a 1D buoyancy-drag mix model for the mixing zone edges with a 1D inertial confinement fusion simulation code. This analysis predicts that National Ignition Campaign (NIC) designs are located close to a performance cliff, so modeling errors, design features (fill tube and tent) and additional, unmodeled instabilities could lead to significant levels of mix...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208416/experimental-investigation-of-interfacial-energy-transport-in-an-evaporating-sessile-droplet-for-evaporative-cooling-applications
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Md Almostasim Mahmud, Brendan D MacDonald
In this paper we experimentally examine evaporation flux distributions and modes of interfacial energy transport for continuously fed evaporating spherical sessile water droplets in a regime that is relevant for applications, particularly for evaporative cooling systems. The contribution of the thermal conduction through the vapor phase was found to be insignificant compared to the thermal conduction through the liquid phase for the conditions we investigated. The local evaporation flux distributions associated with thermal conduction were found to vary along the surface of the droplet...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208409/thermal-transport-in-dimerized-harmonic-lattices-exact-solution-crossover-behavior-and-extended-reservoirs
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Chih-Chun Chien, Said Kouachi, Kirill A Velizhanin, Yonatan Dubi, Michael Zwolak
We present a method for calculating analytically the thermal conductance of a classical harmonic lattice with both alternating masses and nearest-neighbor couplings when placed between individual Langevin reservoirs at different temperatures. The method utilizes recent advances in analytic diagonalization techniques for certain classes of tridiagonal matrices. It recovers the results from a previous method that was applicable for alternating on-site parameters only, and extends the applicability to realistic systems in which masses and couplings alternate simultaneously...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208400/experimental-observation-of-oscillatory-cellular-patterns-in-three-dimensional-directional-solidification
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J Pereda, F L Mota, L Chen, B Billia, D Tourret, Y Song, J-M Debierre, R Guérin, A Karma, R Trivedi, N Bergeon
We present a detailed analysis of oscillatory modes during three-dimensional cellular growth in a diffusive transport regime. We ground our analysis primarily on in situ observations of directional solidification experiments of a transparent succinonitrile 0.24wt% camphor alloy performed in microgravity conditions onboard the International Space Station. This study completes our previous reports [Bergeon et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 226102 (2013)10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.226102; Tourret et al., Phys. Rev. E 92, 042401 (2015)10...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208264/scanning-electrochemical-microscopy-with-forced-convection-introduced-by-high-precision-stirring
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Christian Iffelsberger, Preety Vatsyayan, Frank-Michael Matysik
In the present report the well-known advantages of hydrodynamic mass transport in electrochemical systems are used in combination with scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). The hydrodynamic SECM system integrates a high-precision stirring device into the experimental setup. The well-defined stirring of the SECM electrolyte results in steady state diffusion layer characteristics in the vicinity of large substrate electrodes operated in chronoamperometric measuring mode. For a range of rotation frequencies of a rotating cylinder the thickness and the stability of the diffusion layer was studied by hydrodynamic SECM in the substrate generation/tip collection (SG/TC) as well as in the competition mode using ferrocene methanol as redox mediator...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207877/selective-inhibition-of-aggregation-fibrillation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-by-osmolytes-mechanistic-and-energetics-insights
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Moumita Dasgupta, Nand Kishore
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is an important transport protein of the blood and its aggregation/fibrillation would adversely affect its transport ability leading to metabolic disorder. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of fibrillation/aggregation of BSA and design of suitable inhibitor molecules for stabilizing its native conformation, are of utmost importance. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the effect of osmolytes (proline, hydroxyproline, glycine betaine, sarcosine and sorbitol) on heat induced aggregation/fibrillation of BSA at physiological pH (pH 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202572/differential-regulation-of-nmda-receptors-by-d-serine-and-glycine-in-mammalian-spinal-locomotor-networks
#15
David Acton, Gareth Brian Miles
Activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) requires the binding of a co-agonist, either D-serine or glycine, in addition to glutamate. Changes in occupancy of the co-agonist binding site are proposed to modulate neural networks including those controlling swimming in frog tadpoles. Here, we characterize regulation of the NMDAR co-agonist binding site in mammalian spinal locomotor networks. Blockade of NMDARs by D(-)-2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoic acid (D-APV) or 5,7-dichlorokynurenic acid reduced the frequency and amplitude of pharmacologically induced locomotor-related activity recorded from the ventral roots of spinal-cord preparations from neonatal mice...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199861/the-vato-project-development-and-validation-of-a-dynamic-transfer-model-of-tritium-in-grassland-ecosystem
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S Le Dizès, C Aulagnier, D Maro, M Rozet, F Vermorel, D Hébert, C Voiseux, L Solier, C Godinot, B Fievet, P Laguionie, O Connan, O Cazimajou, M Morillon
In this paper, a dynamic compartment model with a high temporal resolution has been investigated to describe tritium transfer in grassland ecosystems exposed to atmospheric (3)H releases from nuclear facilities under normal operating or accidental conditions. TOCATTA-χ model belongs to the larger framework of the SYMBIOSE modelling and simulation platform that aims to assess the fate and transport of a wide range of radionuclides in various environmental systems. In this context, the conceptual and mathematical models of TOCATTA-χ have been designed to be relatively simple, minimizing the number of compartments and input parameters required...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198407/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-horseweed-conyza-canadensis-biotypes-identifies-candidate-proteins-for-glyphosate-resistance
#17
Fidel González-Torralva, Adrian P Brown, Stephen Chivasa
Emergence of glyphosate-resistant horseweed (Conyza canadensis) biotypes is an example of how unrelenting use of a single mode of action herbicide in agricultural weed control drives genetic adaptation in targeted species. While in other weeds glyphosate resistance arose from target site mutation or target gene amplification, the resistance mechanism in horseweed uses neither of these, being instead linked to reduced herbicide uptake and/or translocation. The molecular components underpinning horseweed glyphosate-resistance remain unknown...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195954/test-retest-reliability-of-traumatic-brain-injury-outcome-measures-a-traumatic-brain-injury-model-systems-study
#18
Jennifer A Bogner, Gale G Whiteneck, Jessica MacDonald, Shannon B Juengst, Allen W Brown, Angela M Philippus, Jennifer H Marwitz, Jeannie Lengenfelder, Dave Mellick, Patricia Arenth, John D Corrigan
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the test-retest reliability of measures that comprise the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems follow-up data set. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 224 persons with a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) enrolled in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database. DESIGN: Following standard administration of the follow-up interview, a second interview was administered 14 to 28 days later using the same interviewer and the same mode of administration...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194451/formation-of-nanostructured-metallic-glass-thin-films-upon-sputtering
#19
Sergey V Ketov, Rastko Joksimovic, Guoqiang Xie, Artem Trifonov, Kazue Kurihara, Dmitri V Louzguine-Luzgin
Morphology evolution of the multicomponent metallic glass film obtained by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering was investigated in the present work. Two modes of metallic glass sputtering were distinguished: smooth film mode and clustered film mode. The sputtering parameters, which have the most influence on the sputtering modes, were determined. As a result, amorphous Ni-Nb thin films with a smooth surface and nanoglassy structure were deposited on silica float glass and Si substrates. The phase composition of the target appeared to have a significant influence on the chemical composition of the deposited amorphous thin film...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194151/structure-and-dynamics-of-antigenic-peptides-in-complex-with-tap
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Elisa Lehnert, Robert Tampé
The transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP) selectively translocates antigenic peptides into the endoplasmic reticulum. Loading onto major histocompatibility complex class I molecules and proofreading of these bound epitopes are orchestrated within the macromolecular peptide-loading complex, which assembles on TAP. This heterodimeric ABC-binding cassette (ABC) transport complex is therefore a major component in the adaptive immune response against virally or malignantly transformed cells. Its pivotal role predestines TAP as a target for infectious diseases and malignant disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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