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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339189/polymerization-induced-self-assembly-pisa-control-over-the-morphology-of-19f-containing-polymeric-nano-objects-for-cell-uptake-and-tracking
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Wei Zhao, Hang Thu Ta, Cheng Zhang, Andrew Keith Whittaker
Fluorine-containing polymeric materials are receiving increasing attention as imaging probes in fluorine-19 magnetic resonance imaging (19F MRI), for example to enable quantitative in vivo detection of cells. Here we describe the one-pot polymerization synthesis of 19F-containing functional poly(OEGA-co-TFEA)-b-poly(St-co-VBA) copolymers as a new class of fluorinated MRI agent. A range of nanoparticle morphologies, including spheres, worm-like particles and vesicles were formed as a consequence of polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA)...
March 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321960/hiv-infection-is-influenced-by-dynamin-at-three-independent-points-in-the-viral-life-cycle
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Anupriya Aggarwal, Tina L Hitchen, Lars Ootes, Samantha McAllery, Andrew Wong, Khanh Nguyen, Adam McCluskey, Phillip J Robinson, Stuart G Turville
CD4 T cells are important cellular targets for HIV-1, yet the primary site of HIV fusion remains unresolved. Candidate fusion sites are either the plasma membrane or from within endosomes. One area of investigation compounding the controversy of this field, is the role of the protein dynamin in the HIV life cycle. To understand the role of dynamin in primary CD4 T cells we combined dynamin inhibition with a series of complementary assays based on single particle tracking, HIV fusion, detection of HIV DNA products and active viral transcription...
March 21, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317988/using-single-nanoparticle-tracking-obtained-by-nanophotonic-force-microscopy-to-simultaneously-characterize-nanoparticle-size-distribution-and-nanoparticle-surface-interactions
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Delyan R Hristov, Dong Ye, Joao Medeiros de Araújo, Colby Ashcroft, Brian DiPaolo, Robert Hart, Christopher Earhart, Hender Lopez, Kenneth A Dawson
Comprehensive characterization of nanomaterials for medical applications is a challenging and complex task due to the multitude of parameters which need to be taken into consideration in a broad range of conditions. Routine methods such as dynamic light scattering or nanoparticle tracking analysis provide some insight into the physicochemical properties of particle dispersions. For nanomedicine applications the information they supply can be of limited use. For this reason, there is a need for new methodologies and instruments that can provide additional data on nanoparticle properties such as their interactions with surfaces...
March 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294967/single-lipid-molecule-dynamics-on-supported-lipid-bilayers-with-membrane-curvature
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Philip P Cheney, Alan W Weisgerber, Alec M Feuerbach, Michelle K Knowles
The plasma membrane is a highly compartmentalized, dynamic material and this organization is essential for a wide variety of cellular processes. Nanoscale domains allow proteins to organize for cell signaling, endo- and exocytosis, and other essential processes. Even in the absence of proteins, lipids have the ability to organize into domains as a result of a variety of chemical and physical interactions. One feature of membranes that affects lipid domain formation is membrane curvature. To directly test the role of curvature in lipid sorting, we measured the accumulation of two similar lipids, 1,2-Dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DHPE) and hexadecanoic acid (HDA), using a supported lipid bilayer that was assembled over a nanopatterned surface to obtain regions of membrane curvature...
March 15, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290531/mapping-cell-surface-adhesion-by-rotation-tracking-and-adhesion-footprinting
#5
Isaac T S Li, Taekjip Ha, Yann R Chemla
Rolling adhesion, in which cells passively roll along surfaces under shear flow, is a critical process involved in inflammatory responses and cancer metastasis. Surface adhesion properties regulated by adhesion receptors and membrane tethers are critical in understanding cell rolling behavior. Locally, adhesion molecules are distributed at the tips of membrane tethers. However, how functional adhesion properties are globally distributed on the individual cell's surface is unknown. Here, we developed a label-free technique to determine the spatial distribution of adhesive properties on rolling cell surfaces...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268807/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
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Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262094/plant-immune-and-growth-receptors-share-common-signalling-components-but-localise-to-distinct-plasma-membrane-nanodomains
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Christoph A Bücherl, Iris Katharina Jarsch, Christian Schudoma, Cécile Segonzac, Malick Mbengue, Silke Robatzek, Daniel MacLean, Thomas Ott, Cyril Zipfel
Cell surface receptors govern a multitude of signalling pathways in multicellular organisms. In plants, prominent examples are the receptor kinases FLS2 and BRI1, which activate immunity and steroid-mediated growth, respectively. Intriguingly, despite inducing distinct signalling outputs, both receptors employ common downstream signalling components, which exist in plasma membrane (PM)-localised protein complexes. An important question is thus how these receptor complexes maintain signalling specificity. Live-cell imaging revealed that FLS2 and BRI1 form PM nanoclusters...
March 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256217/reduction-of-confinement-error-in-single-molecule-tracking-in-live-bacterial-cells-using-spicer
#8
Christopher H Bohrer, Kelsey Bettridge, Jie Xiao
Single-molecule tracking can extract quantitative kinetic information and identify possible state transitions of diffusing molecules (such as switching between binding and unbinding) in the in vivo environment of living cells. Confined diffusion, caused by the encompassing membrane boundary of the cell, results in increased uncertainties in identifying state-associated diffusion coefficients and transition probabilities. This problem is particularly acute in bacterial cells because of their small sizes. A standard approach to eliminating confinement errors in bacterial cells is to analyze molecule displacements only along the long axis of the cell, where molecules experience the least confinement, and hence turn three-dimensional tracking into a one-dimensional problem...
February 28, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248517/determining-the-concentration-dependent-transformations-of-ag-nanoparticles-in-complex-media-using-sp-icp-ms-and-au-ag-core-shell-nanoparticles-as-tracers
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Ruth C Merrifield, Chady Stephan, Jamie Lead
The fate, behavior, and impact of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) in toxicological and environmental media are driven by complex processes which are difficult to quantify. A key limitation is the ability to perform measurements at low and environmentally relevant concentrations, since concentration may be a key factor determining fate and effects. Here, we use single particle inductively coupled mass spectroscopy (SP-ICP-MS) to measure directly NP diameter and particle number concentration of suspensions containing gold-silver core-shell (Au@Ag) NPs in EPA moderately hard water (MHW) and MHW containing 2...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241554/intensity-based-axial-localization-approaches-for-multifocal-plane-microscopy
#10
Ramraj Velmurugan, Jerry Chao, Sripad Ram, E Sally Ward, Raimund J Ober
Multifocal plane microscopy (MUM) can be used to visualize biological samples in three dimensions over large axial depths and provides for the high axial localization accuracy that is needed in applications such as the three-dimensional tracking of single particles and super-resolution microscopy. This report analyzes the performance of intensity-based axial localization approaches as applied to MUM data using Fisher information calculations. In addition, a new non-parametric intensity-based axial location estimation method, Multi-Intensity Lookup Algorithm (MILA), is introduced that, unlike typical intensity-based methods that make use of a single intensity value per data image, utilizes multiple intensity values per data image in determining the axial location of a point source...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238136/antibody-conjugated-single-quantum-dot-tracking-of-membrane-neurotransmitter-transporters-in-primary-neuronal-cultures
#11
Danielle M Bailey, Oleg Kovtun, Sandra J Rosenthal
Single particle tracking (SPT) experiments have provided the scientific community with invaluable single-molecule information about the dynamic regulation of individual receptors, transporters, kinases, lipids, and molecular motors. SPT is an alternative to ensemble averaging approaches, where heterogeneous modes of motion might be lost. Quantum dots (QDs) are excellent probes for SPT experiments due to their photostability, high brightness, and size-dependent, narrow emission spectra. In a typical QD-based SPT experiment, QDs are bound to the target of interest and imaged for seconds to minutes via fluorescence video microscopy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227002/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
#12
Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Anders Flisberg, Yixiao Yun, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216331/development-of-a-four-dimensional-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-system-for-real-time-tumor-tracking-irradiation-with-a-gimbaled-x-ray-head
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Yoshitomo Ishihara, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yuki Miyabe, Nobutaka Mukumoto, Yukinori Matsuo, Akira Sawada, Masaki Kokubo, Takashi Mizowaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
PURPOSE: To develop a four-dimensional (4D) dose calculation system for real-time tumor tracking (RTTT) irradiation by the Vero4DRT. METHODS: First, a 6-MV photon beam delivered by the Vero4DRT was simulated using EGSnrc. A moving phantom position was directly measured by a laser displacement gauge. The pan and tilt angles, monitor units, and the indexing time indicating the phantom position were also extracted from a log file. Next, phase space data at any angle were created from both the log file and particle data under the dynamic multileaf collimator...
February 16, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210618/an-optimized-procedure-for-the-site-directed-labeling-of-ngf-and-prongf-for-imaging-purposes
#14
Pierluigi Di Matteo, Mariantonietta Calvello, Stefano Luin, Laura Marchetti, Antonino Cattaneo
Neurotrophins are growth factors of fundamental importance for the development, survival and maintenance of different neuronal and non-neuronal populations. Over the years, the use of labeled neurotrophins has helped in the study of their biological functions, leading to a better understanding of the processes that regulate their transport, traffic, and signaling. However, the diverse and heterogeneous neurotrophin labeling strategies adopted so far have often led to poorly reproducible protocols and sometimes conflicting conclusions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196962/spatial-and-temporal-analysis-of-alphavirus-replication-and-assembly-in-mammalian-and-mosquito-cells
#15
Joyce Jose, Aaron B Taylor, Richard J Kuhn
Sindbis virus (SINV [genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae]) is an enveloped, mosquito-borne virus. Alphaviruses cause cytolytic infections in mammalian cells while establishing noncytopathic, persistent infections in mosquito cells. Mosquito vector adaptation of alphaviruses is a major factor in the transmission of epidemic strains of alphaviruses. Though extensive studies have been performed on infected mammalian cells, the morphological and structural elements of alphavirus replication and assembly remain poorly understood in mosquito cells...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193017/single-particle-tracking-of-peptides-modified-nanocargo-on-lipid-membrane-revealing-bulk-mediated-diffusion
#16
Lin Wei, Zhongju Ye, Yueling Xu, Bo Chen, Edward S Yeung, Lehui Xiao
Understanding the detailed diffusion behavior of the nanocargo on lipid membrane can afford deep insight into the surface chemistry controlled translocation mechanism for the rational design of an efficient delivery system. By tracking the diffusion trajectory of transacting activator of transcription (TAT, a cell penetrating peptide) peptides-modified nanocargo on lipid membrane, bulk-mediated (intermittent hopping) diffusion was observed for the first time after a blended modification of TAT peptides and polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules onto the nanoparticle surface...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192297/controlling-and-tracking-of-colloidal-nanostructures-through-two-photon-fluorescence
#17
Dipankar Mondal, Debabrata Goswami
Multiphoton absorbing dye-coated trapped spherical bead at the focal plane of femtosecond optical tweezers shows nonlinear optical (NLO) phenomena. One such NLO process of two-photon fluorescence (TPF) has been used for the background-free imaging of a femtosecond laser-trapping event. Due to the high peak powers of femtosecond laser pulses with low average powers, it is possible to not only trap single nanospheres, but encourage optically directed self-assembly. The TPF signatures of trapped particles show evidence of such a directed self-assembly process which, in turn, can provide information about the structural dynamics during the process of cluster formation...
October 7, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161540/genome-organization-in-the-nucleus-from-dynamic-measurements-to-a-functional-model
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Anat Vivante, Eugene Brozgol, Irena Bronshtein, Yuval Garini
A biological system is by definition a dynamic environment encompassing kinetic processes that occur at different length scales and time ranges. To explore this type of system, spatial information needs to be acquired at different time scales. This means overcoming significant hurdles, including the need for stable and precise labeling of the required probes and the use of state of the art optical methods. However, to interpret the acquired data, biophysical models that can account for these biological mechanisms need to be developed...
February 1, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151680/single-semiconductor-nanocrystals-under-compressive-stress-reversible-tuning-of-the-emission-energy
#19
Tobias Fischer, Sven Stöttinger, Gerald Hinze, Anne Bottin, Nan Hu, Thomas Basché
The photoluminescence of individual CdSe/CdS/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals has been investigated under external forces. After mutual alignment of a correlative atomic force and confocal microscope, individual particles were colocalized and exposed to a series of force cycles by using the tip of the AFM cantilever as a nanoscale piston. Thus, force-dependent changes of photophysical properties could be tracked on a single particle level. Remarkably, individual nanocrystals either shifted to higher or to lower emission energies with no indications of multiple emission lines under applied force...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151646/three-dimensional-localization-of-single-molecules-for-super-resolution-imaging-and-single-particle-tracking
#20
Alex von Diezmann, Yoav Shechtman, W E Moerner
Single-molecule super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and single-particle tracking are two imaging modalities that illuminate the properties of cells and materials on spatial scales down to tens of nanometers or with dynamical information about nanoscale particle motion in the millisecond range, respectively. These methods generally use wide-field microscopes and two-dimensional camera detectors to localize molecules to much higher precision than the diffraction limit. Given the limited total photons available from each single-molecule label, both modalities require careful mathematical analysis and image processing...
February 2, 2017: Chemical Reviews
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