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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527909/binding-assay-for-characterization-of-protein-kinase-inhibitors-possessing-sub-picomolar-to-sub-millimolar-affinity
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Hedi Sinijarv, Shanshan Wu, Taavi Ivan, Kaido Viht, Asko Uri
High demand for inhibitors regulating the activity of protein kinases has stimulated the quest for high throughput and reliable compound screening assays. Here we introduce a method applying a non-metal photoluminescent probe ARC-Lum(Fluo) for determination of dissociation constants of competitive inhibitors of protein kinases. Employing a single probe instead of a combination of antibody and fluorescent tracer makes the assay simpler, cheaper, and more accurate than several other inhibitor-screening technologies...
May 17, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527825/corrigendum-to-dissociable-routes-for-personal-and-interpersonal-visual-enhancement-of-touch-cortex-73-2015-289-297
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Brianna Beck, Caterina Bertini, Patrick Haggard, Elisabetta Làdavas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527791/neural-substrates-of-male-parochial-altruism-are-modulated-by-testosterone-and-behavioral-strategy
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Luise Reimers, Christian Büchel, Esther K Diekhof
Parochial altruism refers to ingroup favoritism and outgroup hostility and has recently been linked to testosterone. Here, we investigated the neurobiological mechanism of parochial altruism in male soccer fans playing the ultimatum game (UG) against ingroup and outgroup members (i.e., fans of the favorite or of a rivalling team) using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Our results suggest that individual differences in altruistic tendency influence the tendency for parochialism. While altruistic subjects rejected unfair offers independent of team membership, the more self-oriented 'pro-selfs' displayed a stronger ingroup bias and rejected outgroup offers more often...
May 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527443/competition-between-weak-oh%C3%A2-%C3%AF-and-ch%C3%A2-o-hydrogen-bonds-thz-spectroscopy-of-the-c2h2-h2o-and-c2h4-h2o-complexes
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J Andersen, J Heimdal, B Nelander, R Wugt Larsen
THz absorption spectra have been recorded for the weakly bound molecular complexes of H2O with C2H4 and C2H2 embedded in cryogenic neon matrices at 2.8 K. The observation and assignment of a large-amplitude acceptor OH librational mode of the C2H2-H2O complex at 145.5 cm(-1) confirms an intermolecular CH⋯O hydrogen-bonded configuration of C2v symmetry with the H2O subunit acting as the hydrogen bond acceptor. The observation and assignment of two large-amplitude donor OH librational modes of the C2H4-H2O complex at 255...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527438/the-fate-of-the-tert-butyl-radical-in-low-temperature-autoignition-reactions
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Kevin B Moore, Justin M Turney, Henry F Schaefer
Alkyl combustion models depend on kinetic parameters derived from reliable experimental or theoretical energetics that are often unavailable for larger species. To this end, we have performed a comprehensive investigation of the tert-butyl radical (R(•) in this paper) autoignition pathways. CCSD(T)/ANO0 geometries and harmonic vibrational frequencies were obtained for key stationary points for the R(•) + O2 and QOOH + O2 mechanisms. Relative energies were computed to chemical accuracy (±1 kcal mol(-1)) via extrapolation of RCCSD(T) energies to the complete basis-set limit, or usage of RCCSD(T)-F12 methods...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527430/bjerrum-pairs-in-ionic-solutions-a-poisson-boltzmann-approach
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Ram M Adar, Tomer Markovich, David Andelman
Ionic solutions are often regarded as fully dissociated ions dispersed in a polar solvent. While this picture holds for dilute solutions, at higher ionic concentrations, oppositely charged ions can associate into dimers, referred to as Bjerrum pairs. We consider the formation of such pairs within the nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann framework and investigate their effects on bulk and interfacial properties of electrolytes. Our findings show that pairs can reduce the magnitude of the dielectric decrement of ionic solutions as the ionic concentration increases...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527315/longitudinal-decline-in-speech-production-in-parkinson-s-disease-spectrum-disorders
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Sharon Ash, Charles Jester, Collin York, Olga L Kofman, Rachel Langey, Amy Halpin, Kim Firn, Sophia Dominguez Perez, Lama Chahine, Meredith Spindler, Nabila Dahodwala, David J Irwin, Corey McMillan, Daniel Weintraub, Murray Grossman
We examined narrative speech production longitudinally in non-demented (n=15) and mildly demented (n=8) patients with Parkinson's disease spectrum disorder (PDSD), and we related increasing impairment to structural brain changes in specific language and motor regions. Patients provided semi-structured speech samples, describing a standardized picture at two time points (mean±SD interval=38±24months). The recorded speech samples were analyzed for fluency, grammar, and informativeness. PDSD patients with dementia exhibited significant decline in their speech, unrelated to changes in overall cognitive or motor functioning...
May 17, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526931/reduced-amygdala-reactivity-and-impaired-working-memory-during-dissociation-in-borderline-personality-disorder
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Annegret Krause-Utz, Dorina Winter, Friederike Schriner, Chui-De Chiu, Stefanie Lis, Philip Spinhoven, Martin Bohus, Christian Schmahl, Bernet M Elzinga
Affective hyper-reactivity and impaired cognitive control of emotional material are core features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). A high percentage of individuals with BPD experience stress-related dissociation, including emotional numbing and memory disruptions. So far little is known about how dissociation influences the neural processing of emotional material in the context of a working memory task in BPD. We aimed to investigate whole-brain activity and amygdala functional connectivity (FC) during an Emotional Working Memory Task (EWMT) after dissociation induction in un-medicated BPD patients compared to healthy controls (HC)...
May 19, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526890/a-heteromeric-molecular-complex-regulates-the-migration-of-lung-alveolar-epithelial-cells-during-wound-healing
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Manik C Ghosh, Patrudu S Makena, Joseph Kennedy, Bin Teng, Charlean Luellen, Scott E Sinclair, Christopher M Waters
Alveolar type II epithelial cells (ATII) are instrumental in early wound healing in response to lung injury, restoring epithelial integrity through spreading and migration. We previously reported in separate studies that focal adhesion kinase-1 (FAK) and the chemokine receptor CXCR4 promote epithelial repair mechanisms. However, potential interactions between these two pathways were not previously considered. In the present study, we found that wounding of rat ATII cells promoted increased association between FAK and CXCR4...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526029/cell-fixation-and-preservation-for-droplet-based-single-cell-transcriptomics
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Jonathan Alles, Nikos Karaiskos, Samantha D Praktiknjo, Stefanie Grosswendt, Philipp Wahle, Pierre-Louis Ruffault, Salah Ayoub, Luisa Schreyer, Anastasiya Boltengagen, Carmen Birchmeier, Robert Zinzen, Christine Kocks, Nikolaus Rajewsky
BACKGROUND: Recent developments in droplet-based microfluidics allow the transcriptional profiling of thousands of individual cells in a quantitative, highly parallel and cost-effective way. A critical, often limiting step is the preparation of cells in an unperturbed state, not altered by stress or ageing. Other challenges are rare cells that need to be collected over several days or samples prepared at different times or locations. METHODS: Here, we used chemical fixation to address these problems...
May 19, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525735/structure-based-rational-design-of-self-inhibitory-peptides-to-disrupt-the-intermolecular-interaction-between-the-troponin-subunits-c-and-i-in-neuropathic-pain
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Junmin Yu, Shilei Wang, Junjie Yu, Chuansheng Liu, Fenghe Xu, Shijie Wang, Yusheng Yi, Yanwei Yin
The troponin (Tn) is a ternary complex consisting of three subunits TnC, TnI and TnT; molecular disruption of the Tn complex has been recognized as an attractive strategy against neuropathic pain. Here, a self-inhibitory peptide is stripped from the switch region of TnI interaction interface with TnC, which is considered as a lead molecular entity and then used to generate potential peptide disruptors of TnC-TnI interaction based on a rational molecular design protocol. The region is a helical peptide segment capped by N- and C-terminal disorders...
May 3, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525720/experimental-and-theoretical-investigations-of-surface-assisted-graphene-nanoribbon-synthesis-featuring-carbon-fluorine-bond-cleavage
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Hironobu Hayashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Hideyuki Jippo, Ryunosuke Hayashi, Naoki Aratani, Mari Ohfuchi, Shintaro Sato, Hiroko Yamada
Edge-fluorinated graphene nanoribbons are predicted to exhibit attractive structural and electronic properties, which, however, still need to be demonstrated experimentally. Hence, to provide further experimental insights, an anthracene trimer comprising a partially fluorinated central unit is explored as a precursor molecule, with scanning tunneling microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses indicating the formation of partially edge-fluorinated polyanthrylenes via on-surface reactions after annealing at 350 °C on Au(111) under ultrahigh vacuum conditions...
May 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525718/on-the-stability-of-the-parent-anion-of-the-potential-radiosensitizer-8-bromoadenine-formed-by-low-energy-3-ev-electron-attachment
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Robin Schürmann, Katrin Tanzer, Iwona Dabkowska, Stephan Paul Denifl, Ilko Bald
8-Bromoadenine (8BrA) is a potential DNA radiosensitizer for cancer radiation therapy due to its efficient interaction with low energy electrons (LEEs). LEEs are a short-living species generated during the radiation damage of DNA by high energy radiation as it is applied in cancer radiation therapy. Electron attachment to 8BrA in the gas phase results in a stable parent anion below 3 eV electron energy in addition to fragmentation products formed by resonant exocyclic bond cleavages. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of the 8BrA- anion reveal an exotic bond between the bromine and the C8 atom with a bond length of 2...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525601/too-fast-or-too-slow-time-and-neuronal-variability-in-bipolar-disorder-a-combined-theoretical-and-empirical-investigation
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Georg Northoff, Paola Magioncalda, Matteo Martino, Hsin-Chien Lee, Ying-Chi Tseng, Timothy Lane
Time is an essential feature in bipolar disorder (BP). Manic and depressed BP patients perceive the speed of time as either too fast or too slow. The present article combines theoretical and empirical approaches to integrate phenomenological, psychological, and neuroscientific accounts of abnormal time perception in BP. Phenomenology distinguishes between perception of inner time, ie, self-time, and outer time, ie, world-time, that desynchronize or dissociate from each other in BP: inner time speed is abnormally slow (as in depression) or fast (as in mania) and, by taking on the role as default-mode function, impacts and modulates the perception of outer time speed in an opposite way, ie, as too fast in depression and too slow in mania...
May 19, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525569/comparative-effects-of-methylphenidate-modafinil-and-mdma-on-response-inhibition-neural-networks-in-healthy-subjects
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André Schmidt, Felix Müller, Patrick C Dolder, Yasmin Schmid, Davide Zanchi, Matthias E Liechti, Stefan Borgwardt
Background: Psychostimulants such as methylphenidate (MPH) and modafinil are increasingly used by healthy people for cognitive enhancement purposes, whereas the acute effect of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) on cognitive functioning in healthy subjects remains unclear. This study directly compared the acute effects of MPH, modafinil and MDMA on the neural mechanisms underlying response inhibition in healthy subjects. Methods: Using a double-blind within-subject placebo-controlled cross-over design, MPH, modafinil and MDMA were administrated to 21 healthy subjects, while performing a Go/No-Go event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging task to assess brain activation during motor response inhibition...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524817/functional-dissociation-of-stimulus-intensity-encoding-and-predictive-coding-of-pain-in-the-insula
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Stephan Geuter, Sabrina Boll, Falk Eippert, Christian Büchel
The computational principles by which the brain creates a painful experience from nociception are still unknown. Classic theories suggest that cortical regions either reflect stimulus intensity or additive effects of intensity and expectations, respectively. By contrast, predictive coding theories provide a unified framework explaining how perception is shaped by the integration of beliefs about the world with mismatches resulting from the comparison of these believes against sensory input. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging during a probabilistic heat pain paradigm, we investigated which computations underlie pain perception...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524692/electron-nuclear-coupling-through-autoionizing-states-after-strong-field-excitation-of-h_-2-molecules
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Yonghao Mi, Nicolas Camus, Lutz Fechner, Martin Laux, Robert Moshammer, Thomas Pfeifer
Channel-selective electron emission from strong-field photoionization of H_{2} molecules is experimentally investigated by using ultrashort laser pulses and a reaction microscope. The electron momenta and energy spectra in coincidence with bound and dissociative ionization channels are compared. Surprisingly, we observed an enhancement of the photoelectron yield in the low-energy region for the bound ionization channel. By further investigation of asymmetrical electron emission using two-color laser pulses, this enhancement is understood as the population of the autoionizing states of H_{2} molecules in which vibrational energy is transferred to electronic energy...
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524260/presence-of-ethanol-sensitive-glycine-receptors-in-medium-spiny-neurons-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens
#18
B Förstera, B Muñoz, M K Lobo, R Chandra, D M Lovinger, L G Aguayo
Alcohol abuse causes major social, economic and health-related problems worldwide. Alcohol, like other drugs of abuse, increases levels of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, facilitating behavioural reinforcement and substance abuse. Previous studies suggested that glycine receptors (GlyRs) are involved in the regulation of accumbal dopamine levels. Here, we investigated the presence of GlyRs in accumbal dopamine receptor medium spiny neurons (MSNs) of C57BL/6J mice, analyzing mRNA expression-levels and immunoreactivity of GlyR subunits, as well as ethanol sensitivity...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524189/enhanced-oxygen-release-storage-properties-of-pd-loaded-sr3fe2o7-%C3%AE
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Kosuke Beppu, Saburo Hosokawa, Takuya Shibano, Akito Demizu, Kazuo Kato, Kenji Wada, Hiroyuki Asakura, Kentaro Teramura, Tsunehiro Tanaka
This study proves that a small amount of Pd loading (1 wt%) on Sr3Fe2O7-δ can dramatically enhance the oxygen-storage properties of Sr3Fe2O7-δ. The topotactic oxygen intake and release between Sr3Fe2O6.75 and Sr3Fe2O6 takes place in response to gas switching between an O2 flow and H2 flow, regardless of the presence or absence of Pd loading. The effect of Pd loading is significant for the oxygen-release process under H2 atmosphere; that is, highly dispersed Pd metal nanoparticles sized less than 1 nm formed on Pd/Sr3Fe2O7-δ to promote H2 dissociation, resulting in the improvement of the oxygen-release temperature and rate...
May 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523507/tof-sims-parallel-imaging-ms-ms-of-lipid-species-in-thin-tissue-sections
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Anne Lisa Bruinen, Gregory L Fisher, Ron M A Heeren
Unambiguous identification of detected species is essential in complex biomedical samples. To date, there are not many mass spectrometry imaging techniques that can provide both high spatial resolution and identification capabilities. A new and patented imaging tandem mass spectrometer, exploiting the unique characteristics of the nanoTOF II (Physical Electronics, USA) TOF-SIMS TRIFT instrument, was developed to address this.Tandem mass spectrometry is based on the selection of precursor ions from the full secondary ion spectrum (MS(1)), followed by energetic activation and fragmentation, and collection of the fragment ions to obtain a tandem MS spectrum (MS(2))...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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