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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819924/dynamic-imaging-of-mitochondrial-membrane-proteins-in-specific-sub-organelle-membrane-locations
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Timo Appelhans, Karin B Busch
Mitochondria are cellular organelles with multifaceted tasks and thus composed of different sub-compartments. The inner mitochondrial membrane especially has a complex nano-architecture with cristae protruding into the matrix. Related to their function, the localization of mitochondrial membrane proteins is more or less restricted to specific sub-compartments. In contrast, it can be assumed that membrane proteins per se diffuse unimpeded through continuous membranes. Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching is a versatile technology used in mobility analyses to determine the mobile fraction of proteins, but it cannot provide data on subpopulations or on confined diffusion behavior...
August 17, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809711/distinct-motion-of-gfp-tagged-histone-expressing-cells-under-ac-electrokinetics-in-electrode-multilayered-microfluidic-device
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Jiafeng Yao, Michiko Sugawara, Hiromichi Obara, Takeomi Mizutani, Masahiro Takei
The distinct motion of GFP-tagged histone expressing cells (Histone-GFP type cells) has been investigated under ac electrokinetics in an electrode-multilayered microfluidic device as compared with Wild type cells and GFP type cells in terms of different intracellular components. The Histone-GFP type cells were modified by the transfection of green fluorescent protein-fused histone from the human lung fibroblast cell line. The velocity of the Histone-GFP type cells obtained by particle tracking velocimetry technique is faster than Wild type cells by 24...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805059/probing-membrane-receptor-ligand-specificity-with-surface-and-tip-enhanced-raman-scattering
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Lifu Xiao, Karen A Bailey, Hao Wang, Zachary D Schultz
The specific interaction between a ligand and a protein is a key component in minimizing off-target effects in drug discovery. Investigating these interactions with membrane protein receptors can be quite challenging. In this report, we show how spectral variance observed in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) can be correlated with ligand specificity in affinity-based assays. Variations in the enhanced Raman spectra of three peptide ligands (i.e. cyclic-RGDFC, cyclic-isoDGRFC, and CisoDGRC), which have different binding affinity to αvβ3 integrin, are reported from isolated proteins and from receptors in intact cancer cell membranes...
August 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795734/single-gold-bipyramids-with-sharp-tips-as-sensitive-single-particle-orientation-sensors-in-biological-studies
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So Young Lee, Yeji Han, Jong Wook Hong, Ji Won Ha
Plasmonic gold bipyramids (AuBPs) with sharp tips are promising orientation probes in biological studies because of their anisotropic shape, strong electric field enhancement at the tips, and convenient manipulation into other shapes. Herein, we elucidate the optical properties of single AuBPs at their localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) wavelengths using dark-field (DF) microscopy and differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy and test their use as orientation probes in a dynamic biological environment...
August 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795608/focus-small-to-find-big-the-microbeam-story
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Jinhua Wu, Tom K Hei
PURPOSE: Even though the first ultraviolet microbeam was described by S. Tschachotin back in 1912, the development of sophisticated micro-irradiation facilities only began to flourish in the late 1980s. In this article, we highlight significant microbeam experiments, describe the latest microbeam irradiator configurations and critical discoveries made by using the microbeam apparatus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Modern radiological microbeams facilities are capable of producing a beam size of a few micrometers, or even tens of nanometers in size, and can deposit radiation with high precision within a cellular target...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791769/fluorescent-polymer-nanoparticles-for-cell-barcoding-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Bohdan Andreiuk, Andreas Reisch, Marion Lindecker, Gautier Follain, Nadine Peyriéras, Jacky G Goetz, Andrey S Klymchenko
Fluorescent polymer nanoparticles for long-term labeling and tracking of living cells with any desired color code are developed. They are built from biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) polymer loaded with cyanine dyes (DiO, DiI, and DiD) with the help of bulky fluorinated counterions, which minimize aggregation-caused quenching. At the single particle level, these particles are ≈20-fold brighter than quantum dots of similar color. Due to their identical 40 nm size and surface properties, these nanoparticles are endocytosed equally well by living cells...
August 9, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782932/visualization-of-colloidal-nanocrystal-formation-and-electrode-electrolyte-interfaces-in-liquids-using-tem
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Zhiyuan Zeng, Wenjing Zheng, Haimei Zheng
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has become a powerful analytical tool for addressing unique scientific problems in chemical sciences as well as in materials sciences and other disciplines. There has been a lot of recent interest in the development and applications of liquid phase environmental TEM. In this Account, we review the development and applications of liquid cell TEM for the study of dynamic phenomena at liquid-solid interfaces, focusing on two areas: (1) nucleation, growth, and self-assembly of colloidal nanocrystals and (2) electrode-electrolyte interfaces during charge and discharge processes...
August 7, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766344/cell-shaping-micropatterns-for-quantitative-super-resolution-microscopy-imaging-of-membrane-mechanosensing-proteins
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Anthony Fernandez, Markville Bautista, Ramunas Stanciauskas, Taerin Chung, Fabien Pinaud
Patterning cells on microcontact-printed substrates is a powerful approach to control cell morphology and introduce specific mechanical cues on a cell's molecular organization. Although global changes in cellular architectures caused by micropatterns can easily be probed with diffraction-limited optical microscopy, studying molecular reorganizations at the nanoscale demands micropatterned substrates that accommodate the optical requirements of single molecule microscopy techniques. Here, we developed a simple micropatterning strategy that provides control of cellular architectures and is optimized for nanometer accuracy single molecule tracking and three-dimensional super-resolution imaging of plasma and nuclear membrane proteins in cells...
August 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758890/structural-basis-for-plant-plasma-membrane-protein-dynamics-and-organization-into-functional-nanodomains
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Julien Gronnier, Jean-Marc Crowet, Birgit Habenstein, Mehmet Nail Nasir, Vincent Bayle, Eric Hosy, Matthieu Pierre Platre, Paul Gouguet, Sylvain Raffaele, Denis Martinez, Axelle Grelard, Antoine Loquet, Françoise Simon-Plas, Patricia Gerbeau-Pissot, Christophe Der, Emmanuelle M Bayer, Yvon Jaillais, Magali Deleu, Véronique Germain, Laurence Lins, Sébastien Mongrand
Plasma Membrane is the primary structure for adjusting to ever changing conditions. PM sub-compartmentalization in domains is thought to orchestrate signaling. Yet, mechanisms governing membrane organization are mostly uncharacterized. The plant-specific REMORINs are proteins regulating hormonal crosstalk and host invasion. REMs are the best-characterized nanodomain markers via an uncharacterized moiety called REMORIN C-terminal Anchor. By coupling biophysical methods, super-resolution microscopy and physiology, we decipher an original mechanism regulating the dynamic and organization of nanodomains...
July 31, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740274/direct-evidence-of-atomic-scale-structural-fluctuations-in-catalyst-nanoparticles
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Pin Ann Lin, Jose L Gomez-Ballesteros, Juan C Burgos, Perla B Balbuena, Bharath Natarajan, Renu Sharma
Rational catalyst design requires an atomic scale mechanistic understanding of the chemical pathways involved in the catalytic process. A heterogeneous catalyst typically works by adsorbing reactants onto its surface, where the energies for specific bonds to dissociate and/or combine with other species (to form desired intermediate or final products) are lower. Here, using the catalytic growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as a prototype reaction, we show that the chemical pathway may in-fact involve the entire catalyst particle, and can proceed via the fluctuations in the formation and decomposition of metastable phases in the particle interior...
May 2017: Journal of Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709267/aggregation-and-fragmentation-dynamics-in-random-flows-from-tracers-to-inertial-aggregates
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Ksenia Guseva, Ulrike Feudel
We investigate the aggregation and fragmentation dynamics of tracers and inertial aggregates in random flows leading to steady-state size distributions. Our objective is to elucidate the impact of changes in aggregation rates due to differences in advection dynamics, especially with respect to the influence of inertial effects. This aggregation process is, at the same time, balanced by fragmentation triggered by local hydrodynamic stress. Our study employs an individual-particle-based model, tracking the position, velocity, and size of each aggregate...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698382/phosphatidylserine-dictates-the-assembly-and-dynamics-of-caveolae-in-the-plasma-membrane
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Takashi Hirama, Raibatak Das, Yanbo Yang, Charles Ferguson, Amy Won, Christopher M Yip, Jason G Kay, Sergio Grinstein, Robert G Parton, Gregory D Fairn
Caveolae are bulb-shaped nanodomains of the plasma membrane that are enriched in cholesterol and sphingolipids. They have many physiological functions, including endocytic transport, mechanosensing, and regulation of membrane and lipid transport. Caveola formation relies on integral membrane proteins termed caveolins (CAVs) and the cavin family of peripheral proteins. Both protein families bind anionic phospholipids, but the precise roles of these lipids are unknown. Here, we studied the effects of phosphatidylserine (PtdSer), phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PtdIns4P), and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns4,5P2) on caveolar formation and dynamics...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698220/activation-of-camkiv-by-soluble-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-impedes-trafficking-of-axonal-vesicles-and-impairs-activity-dependent-synaptogenesis
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Daehun Park, Myeongsu Na, Jung Ah Kim, Unghwi Lee, Eunji Cho, Mirye Jang, Sunghoe Chang
The prefibrillar form of soluble amyloid-β (sAβ1-42) impairs synaptic function and is associated with the early phase of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated how sAβ1-42 led to presynaptic defects using a quantum dot-based, single particle-tracking method to monitor synaptic vesicle (SV) trafficking along axons. We found that sAβ1-42 prevented new synapse formation induced by chemical long-term potentiation (cLTP). In cultured rat hippocampal neurons, nanomolar amounts of sAβ1-42 impaired Ca(2+) clearance from presynaptic terminals and increased the basal Ca(2+) concentration...
July 11, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658304/validating-%C3%AE-particle-emission-from-211at-labeled-antibodies-in-single-cells-for-cancer-radioimmunotherapy-using-cr-39-plastic-nuclear-track-detectors
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Satoshi Kodaira, Huizi Keiko Li, Teruaki Konishi, Hisashi Kitamura, Mieko Kurano, Sumitaka Hasegawa
Recently, 211At has received increasing attention as a potential radionuclide for cancer radioimmunotherapy. It is a α-particle emitter, which is extremely effective against malignant cells. We demonstrate a method to verify the efficiency of 211At-labeled trastuzumab antibodies (211At-trastuzumab) against HER2 antigens, which has not been determined for radioimmunotherapy. A CR-39 plastic nuclear detector is used for measuring the position and the linear energy transfer (LET) of individual 211At α- particle tracks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657628/tracking-the-dissolution-of-calcite-single-crystals-in-acid-waters-a-simple-method-for-measuring-fast-surface-kinetics
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Maria Adobes-Vidal, Harriet Pearce, Patrick R Unwin
Although the dissolution kinetics of calcite in acid waters has been studied for more than a century, the process is not fully understood, and for particles and microcrystals the process is often assumed to be diffusion-controlled. Herein, the dissolution kinetics of calcite single microcrystals in aqueous solution (pH ca. 3) has been investigated for the first time by a combination of real-time optical microscopy coupled with numerical simulations. The small size and well-defined geometry of rhombohedral calcite single crystals enables the measurement of the dissolution rates of the individual crystal faces exposed to the solvent and an assessment of the relative importance of corners and edges compared to the {104} faces...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653018/outrunning-damage-electrons-vs-x-rays-timescales-and-mechanisms
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John C H Spence
Toward the end of his career, Zewail developed strong interest in fast electron spectroscopy and imaging, a field to which he made important contributions toward his aim of making molecular movies free of radiation damage. We therefore compare here the atomistic mechanisms leading to destruction of protein samples in diffract-and-destroy experiments for the cases of high-energy electron beam irradiation and X-ray laser pulses. The damage processes and their time-scales are compared and relevant elastic, inelastic, and photoelectron cross sections are given...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635670/single-lead-fetal-ecg-extraction-based-on-a-parallel-marginalized-particle-filter
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Zhidong Zhao, Huiling Tong, Yanjun Deng, Wen Xu, Yefei Zhang, Haihui Ye
This paper presents a novel method for extracting the fetal ECG (FECG) from a single-lead abdominal signal. A dynamical model for a modified abdominal signal is proposed, in which both the maternal ECG (MECG) and the FECG are modeled, and then a parallel marginalized particle filter (par-MPF) is used for tracking the abdominal signal. Finally, the FECG and MECG are simultaneously separated. Several experiments are conducted using both simulated and clinical signals. The results indicate that the method proposed in this paper effectively extracts the FECG and outperforms other Bayesian filtering algorithms...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631757/resolving-mixed-mechanisms-of-protein-subdiffusion-at-the-t-cell-plasma-membrane
#18
Yonatan Golan, Eilon Sherman
The plasma membrane is a complex medium where transmembrane proteins diffuse and interact to facilitate cell function. Membrane protein mobility is affected by multiple mechanisms, including crowding, trapping, medium elasticity and structure, thus limiting our ability to distinguish them in intact cells. Here we characterize the mobility and organization of a short transmembrane protein at the plasma membrane of live T cells, using single particle tracking and photoactivated-localization microscopy. Protein mobility is highly heterogeneous, subdiffusive and ergodic-like...
June 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619527/expression-of-full-length-her2-protein-in-sf9-insect-cells-and-its-presentation-on-the-surface-of-budded-virus-like-particles
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Lisa Nika, Jakob Wallner, Dieter Palmberger, Krisztina Koczka, Karola Vorauer-Uhl, Reingard Grabherr
Biomarkers of cancer are often glycosylated membrane receptor proteins present on the cellular surface. In order to develop new antibodies for cancer diagnostics or treatment, it is a main pre-requisite that these target proteins are available in a native conformation. However, membrane receptor proteins are notoriously difficult to produce due to their hydrophobic nature and complex architecture. Here, we used the baculovirus-insect cell expression system to produce budded virus-like particles (VLPs) as the scaffold for the presentation of complex membrane proteins...
August 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616948/sub-diffraction-limit-localization-imaging-of-a-plasmonic-nanoparticle-pair-with-wavelength-resolved-dark-field-microscopy
#20
Lin Wei, Yanhong Ma, Xupeng Zhu, Jianghong Xu, Yaxin Wang, Huigao Duan, Lehui Xiao
In this work, with wavelength-resolved dark-field microscopy, the center-of-mass localization information from nanoparticle pairs (i.e., spherical (45 nm in diameter) and rod (45 × 70 nm) shaped gold nanoparticle pairs with different gap distances and orientations) was explored and compared with the results determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) measurements. When the gap distance was less than 20 nm, the scattering spectrum of the nanoparticle pair was seriously modulated by the plasmonic coupling effect...
June 29, 2017: Nanoscale
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