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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339721/single-molecule-fret-reveals-multiscale-chromatin-dynamics-modulated-by-hp1%C3%AE
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Sinan Kilic, Suren Felekyan, Olga Doroshenko, Iuliia Boichenko, Mykola Dimura, Hayk Vardanyan, Louise C Bryan, Gaurav Arya, Claus A M Seidel, Beat Fierz
The dynamic architecture of chromatin fibers, a key determinant of genome regulation, is poorly understood. Here, we employ multimodal single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer studies to reveal structural states and their interconversion kinetics in chromatin fibers. We show that nucleosomes engage in short-lived (micro- to milliseconds) stacking interactions with one of their neighbors. This results in discrete tetranucleosome units with distinct interaction registers that interconvert within hundreds of milliseconds...
January 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338190/cancer-cell-membrane-biomimetic-nanoprobes-with-two-photon-excitation-and-near-infrared-emission-for-intravital-tumor-fluorescence-imaging
#2
Yanlin Lv, Ming Liu, Yong Zhang, Xuefei Wang, Fan Zhang, Feng Li, Weier Bao, Jie Wang, Yuanlin Zhang, Wei Wei, Guanghui Ma, Liancheng Zhao, Zhiyuan Tian
Biomimetic fluorescent nanoprobes capable of emitting near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence (λmax ~720 nm) upon excitation of 800-nm light were developed. The key conjugated polymer enabled two-photon absorption (TPA) and Fӧrster resonance energy transfer (FRET) processes within the nanoprobes, which imparted the nanoprobes with ideal NIR-incoming-NIR-outgoing fluorescence features. The cancer cell membrane (CM) coating endowed these nanoprobes with perfect biocompatibility and highly specific targeting ability to homologous tumors...
January 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337527/firefly-like-water-splitting-cells-based-on-fret-phenomena-with-ultrahigh-performance-over-12
#3
Yi-Sheng Lai, Fei Pan, Yen Hsun Su
Firefly-like chemiluminescence reaction was utilized in the ZrO2 nanoparticles matrix water splitting cells, where the chlorophyll of Lantana camara was the major photosensitizer to excite electrons to the conduction band of ZrO2. The fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) was induced by Rubrene, a firefly-like chemiluminescence molecule, and Lantana camara chlorophyll combined with 9,10-diphenylanthracene. The ZrO2 nanoparticles film coated by the chlorophyll of Lantana camara and 9,10-diphenylanthracene under chemiluminescence irradiation in 1 M KHCO3 water solution demonstrated the highest photocurrent density (88...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337292/a-rapid-ratiometric-enzyme-free-sensitive-single-step-mirna-detection-using-three-way-junction-based-fret-probes
#4
Qingying Luo, Lin Liu, Cai Yang, Jing Yuan, Hongtao Feng, Yan Chen, Peng Zhao, Zhiqiang Yu, Zongwen Jin
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single stranded endogenous molecules composed of only 18-24 nucleotides which are critical for gene expression regulating the translation of messenger RNAs. Conventional methods based on enzyme-assisted nucleic acid amplification techniques have many problems, such as easy contamination, high cost, susceptibility to false amplification, and tendency to have sequence mismatches.Here we report a rapid, ratiometric, enzyme-free, sensitive, and highly selective single-step miRNA detection using three-way junction assembled (or self-assembled) FRET probes...
January 16, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334159/a-gold-iii-pincer-ligand-scaffold-for-the-synthesis-of-binuclear-and-bioconjugated-complexes-synthesis-and-anticancer-potential
#5
Bertrand Benoît, Maria A O'Connell, Zöe A E Waller, Manfred Bochmann
Cyclometalated (C^N^C)Au(III) complexes bearing functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands provide a high-yielding, modular route to bioconjugated and binuclear complexes. That methodology has been applied to the synthesis of bioconjugated complexes presenting biotin and 17α-ethynylestradiol vectors, as well as to the synthesis of bimetallic Au(III)/Au(I) complexes. The in vitro antiproliferative activities of these compounds against various cancer cells lines depend on the linker length, with the longer linker being the most potent...
January 15, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332793/label-free-detection-of-histone-based-on-cationic-conjugated-polymer-mediated-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer
#6
Xiaozhen Lu, Hongxia Jia, Xiaohua Yan, Jingsha Wang, Yucong Wang, Chenghui Liu
A simple and homogeneous histone assay is developed based on histone-induced DNA compressing coupled with cationic conjugated polymer (CCP)-mediated fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). In this strategy, the CCP serves as the FRET donor and SYBR Green I (SG), which can strongly fluoresce not at its free state but after intercalated into the double stranded calf thymus DNA (dsDNA), serves as the acceptor of FRET. In the absence of histone, the dsDNA-SG and CCP combine with each other through electrostatic interaction and the strong FRET from CCP to SG occurs due to the overlapping between the fluorescent emitting spectrum of the CCP and the absorption spectrum of SG...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331695/depression-and-playfulness-in-fathers-and-young-infants-a-matched-design-comparison-study
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Vaheshta Sethna, Lynne Murray, Olivia Edmondson, Jane Iles, Paul G Ramchandani
BACKGROUND: Depression in fathers in the postnatal period is associated with an increased risk of some adverse child developmental outcomes. One possible mechanism for the familial transmission of risk is through the negative effects of depression on parenting and the parent-child relationship. So far, evidence indicates that depressed fathers tend to be more withdrawn in their early interactions. However, the interaction dimensions studied to date may not be able to detect and accurately classify unique features of father-infant play - including physically stimulating and highly rousing episodes of play...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331661/effect-of-laf3-ag-fluorescent-nanoparticles-on-photodynamic-efficiency-and-cytotoxicity-of-protoporphyrin-ix-photosensitizer
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F Tavakkoli, M Zahedifar, E Sadeghi
LaF3: Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by the co-precipitation method. The produced NPs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern, scanning electron microscope (SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The emission spectrum of LaF3:Ag NPs is mostly overlapped with the absorption band of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and their conjugation was confirmed by studying fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from LaF3:Ag donor to protoporphyrin IX acceptor...
January 10, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330789/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy-flim-as-a-tool-to-investigate-hypoxia-induced-protein-protein-interaction-in-living-cells
#9
Vera Schützhold, Joachim Fandrey, Katrin Prost-Fingerle
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) is widely used as a method to investigate protein-protein interactions in living cells. A FRET pair donor fluorophore in close proximity to an appropriate acceptor fluorophore transfers emission energy to the acceptor, resulting in a shorter lifetime of the donor fluorescence. When the respective FRET donor and acceptor are fused with two proteins of interest, a reduction in donor lifetime, as detected by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), can be taken as proof of close proximity between the fluorophores and therefore interaction between the proteins of interest...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330381/paper-based-inkjet-bioprinting-to-detect-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-for-the-assessment-of-anti-inflammatory-activity
#10
Annie Agnes Suganya Samson, Jungmi Lee, Joon Myong Song
For the first time, a paper-based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) determination with cyclic AMP (cAMP)-specific phosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B) inhibitory assay using an inkjet-printing technique is proposed. Non-fabricated parchment paper is found to constitute a unique substrate to measure fluorescent energy transfer, due to its insignificant self-absorption, and enables efficient sample interaction. Here, we report the responsive FRET signals generated on paper, upon sequentially printing reaction components on parchment paper using a conventional inkjet printer equipped with four cartridges...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329228/current-nmr-techniques-for-structure-based-drug-discovery
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Toshihiko Sugiki, Kyoko Furuita, Toshimichi Fujiwara, Chojiro Kojima
A variety of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications have been developed for structure-based drug discovery (SBDD). NMR provides many advantages over other methods, such as the ability to directly observe chemical compounds and target biomolecules, and to be used for ligand-based and protein-based approaches. NMR can also provide important information about the interactions in a protein-ligand complex, such as structure, dynamics, and affinity, even when the interaction is too weak to be detected by ELISA or fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based high-throughput screening (HTS) or to be crystalized...
January 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329225/optical-fiber-demodulation-system-with-high-performance-for-assessing-fretting-damage-of-steam-generator-tubes
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Peijian Huang, Ning Wang, Junying Li, Yong Zhu, Jie Zhang, Zhide Xi
In order to access the fretting damage of the steam generator tube (SGT), a fast fiber Fabry-Perot (F-P) non-scanning correlation demodulation system based on a super luminescent light emitting diode (SLED) was performed. By demodulating the light signal coming out from the F-P force sensor, the radial collision force between the SGT and the tube support plate (TSP) was interrogated. For higher demodulation accuracy, the effects of the center wavelength, bandwidth, and spectrum noise of SLED were discussed in detail...
January 12, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327008/an-upconversion-nanoparticle-based-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-system-for-effectively-sensing-caspase-3-activity
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Lin Liu, Hua Zhang, Daqian Song, Zhenxin Wang
We report a new fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensing platform for the sensitive detection of caspase-3 activity in vitro and in cells using NaGdF4:Yb3+,Er3+@NaGdF4 upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) as the energy donor and Rhodamine B (RB) as the energy acceptor. The phosphorylated RB-modified peptide containing a caspase-3 cleavage site and cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) motif (sequence, (RB)-DEVDGGS(p)GCGT(p)GRKKRRQRRRPQ) is immobilized on the UCNP surface via the strong coordination interaction between Gd3+ ions with phosphate...
January 12, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326160/hypoxia-inducible-lipid-droplet-associated-protein-inhibits-adipose-triglyceride-lipase
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Krishna M Padmanabha Das, Lisa Wechselberger, Márton Liziczai, Montserrat De la Rosa Rodriguez, Gernot F Grabner, Christoph Heier, Roland Viertlmayr, Claudia Radler, Joerg Lichtenegger, Robert Zimmermann, Jan Willem Borst, Rudolf Zechner, Sander Kersten, Monika Oberer
Elaborate control mechanisms of intracellular triacylglycerol (TAG) breakdown are critically involved in the maintenance of energy homeostasis. Hypoxia inducible lipid droplet associated protein (HILPDA)/Hypoxia inducible gene-2 (Hig-2) has been shown to affect intracellular TAG levels, yet, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. Here, we show that HILPDA inhibits adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), the enzyme catalyzing the first step of intracellular TAG hydrolysis. HILPDA shares structural similarity with G0/G1 switch gene 2 (G0S2), an established inhibitor of ATGL...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326130/inward-rectifier-potassium-channels-kir2-x-and-caveolin-3-domain-specific-interaction-implications-for-purkinje-cell-dependent-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Ravi Vaidyanathan, Hanora Van Ert, Kazi T Haq, Stefano Morotti, Samuel Esch, Elise C McCune, Eleonora Grandi, Lee L Eckhardt
BACKGROUND: In human cardiac ventricle, IK1 is mainly comprised Kir2.1, but Kir2.2 and Kir2.3 heterotetramers occur and modulate IK1. Long-QT syndrome-9-associated CAV3 mutations cause decreased Kir2.1 current density, but Kir2.x heterotetramers have not been studied. Here, we determine the effect of long-QT syndrome-9-CAV3 mutation F97C on Kir2.x homo- and heterotetramers and model-associated arrhythmia mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Super-resolution microscopy, co-immunoprecipitation, cellular electrophysiology, on-cell Western blotting, and simulation of Purkinje and ventricular myocyte mathematical models were used...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325091/%C3%AE-secretase-adam10-physically-interacts-with-%C3%AE-secretase-bace1-in-neurons-and-regulates-chl1-proteolysis
#16
Xin Wang, Congcong Wang, Gang Pei
α-secretase and β-secretase are known to compete for amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing and thus play a vital role in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 10 (ADAM10) and β-site APP cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) mediate the major activities of α-secretase and β-secretase in brain and share various common substrates. However, whether they function separately or together is poorly understood. Here, we show that ADAM10 and BACE1 co-localize in the neurites of mouse primary neurons...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323908/correction-to-determination-of-equilibrium-constant-and-relative-brightness-in-fret-fcs-by-including-the-third-order-correlations
#17
Lingyi Meng, Shanshan He, Xin Sheng Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323281/bap-sil1-regulates-the-molecular-chaperone-bip-by-coupling-release-of-nucleotide-and-substrate
#18
Mathias Rosam, Daniela Krader, Christina Nickels, Janine Hochmair, Katrin C Back, Ganesh Agam, Anders Barth, Cathleen Zeymer, Jelle Hendrix, Markus Schneider, Iris Antes, Jochen Reinstein, Don C Lamb, Johannes Buchner
BiP is the endoplasmic member of the Hsp70 family. BiP is regulated by several co-chaperones including the nucleotide-exchange factor (NEF) Bap (Sil1 in yeast). Bap is a two-domain protein. The interaction of the Bap C-terminal domain with the BiP ATPase domain is sufficient for its weak NEF activity. However, stimulation of the BiP ATPase activity requires full-length Bap, suggesting a complex interplay of these two factors. Here, single-molecule FRET experiments with mammalian proteins reveal that Bap affects the conformation of both BiP domains, including the lid subdomain, which is important for substrate binding...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322629/material-dependent-fretting-corrosion-in-spinal-fusion-devices-evaluation-of-onset-and-long-term-response
#19
Vaneet Singh, Jacob P Shorez, Sachin A Mali, Nadim J Hallab, Jeremy L Gilbert
Posterior spinal fusion implants include number of interconnecting components, which are subjected to micromotion under physiological loading conditions inducing a potential for fretting corrosion. There is very little known about the fretting corrosion in these devices in terms of the minimum angular displacement (threshold) necessary to induce fretting corrosion or the amount of fretting corrosion that can arise during the life of the implant. Therefore, the first goal was to evaluate the threshold fretting corrosion in three anatomical orientations and second the long-term fretting corrosion for the three different material types of spinal implants under physiological loading conditions...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321813/novel-concept-of-a-modular-hip-implant-could-contribute-to-less-implant-failure-in-tha-a-hypothesis
#20
Ronny Grunert, Stefan Schleifenbaum, Robert Möbius, Michael Kopper, Christian Rotsch, Welf-Guntram Drossel, Niels Hammer, Torsten Prietzel
Background: The modularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows orthopaedic surgeons for an exact reconstruction of hip biomechanical parameters especially in revision and tumor arthroplasty. Modular structured femoral stems using taper junctions showed increased implant breakage in the recent past. Presentation of the hypothesis: We hypothesize that a novel modular stem-neck-interface leads to less implant breakage compared to conventional femoral stems. Testing of the hypothesis: For this purpose, a novel modular femoral stem for THA was to design and manufacture...
2018: Patient Safety in Surgery
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