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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627768/spatially-resolved-large-magnetization-in-ultrathin-bifeo3
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Er-Jia Guo, Jonathan R Petrie, Manuel A Roldan, Qian Li, Ryan D Desautels, Timothy Charlton, Andreas Herklotz, John Nichols, Johan van Lierop, John W Freeland, Sergei V Kalinin, Ho Nyung Lee, Michael R Fitzsimmons
Here, a quantitative magnetic depth profile across the planar interfaces in BiFeO3 /La0.7 Sr0.3 MnO3 (BFO/LSMO) superlattices using polarized neutron reflectometry is obtained. An enhanced magnetization of 1.83 ± 0.16 μB /Fe in BFO layers is observed when they are interleaved between two manganite layers. The enhanced magnetic order in BFO persists up to 200 K. The depth dependence of magnetic moments in BFO/LSMO superlattices as a function of the BFO layer thickness is also explored. The results show the enhanced net magnetic moment in BFO from the LSMO/BFO interface extends 3-4 unit cells into BFO...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614361/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-frizzled-6-in-the-small-intestine-of-pigs-sus-scrofa
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Lijun Zou, Xiaocheng Wang, Liping Jiang, Shengping Wang, Xia Xiong, Huansheng Yang, Wei Gao, Min Gong, Chien-An A Hu, Yulong Yin
Frizzled 6 (FZD6) encodes an integral membrane protein that functions in multiple signal transduction pathways, for example, as a receptor in Wnt/planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling pathway for polarized cell migration and organ morphogenesis. Mutations in FZD6 have been identified in a variety of tumors. In this study, the full-length cDNA of Sus scrofa FZD6 (Sfz6) was cloned and characterized. Nucleotide sequence analysis demonstrates that the Sfz6 gene encodes the 712 amino-acid (aa) protein with seven transmembrane domain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599846/planar-cell-polarity-dependent-and-independent-functions-in-the-emergence-of-tissue-scale-hair-follicle-patterns
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Maureen Cetera, Liliya Leybova, Frank W Woo, Michael Deans, Danelle Devenport
Hair follicles of the mammalian epidermis display local order and global alignment, a complex pattern instructed by the core planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway. Here we address the contributions of core PCP genes, Van Gogh-like and Frizzled, to the establishment, local refinement, and global order of embryonic and postnatal hair follicles. We find that, similar to Fz6 mutants, the disordered hair patterns of Vangl2 mutants are refined over time and eventually corrected. In both mutants, we find that tissue-level reorientation occurs through locally coordinated follicle rotation at stereotyped locations...
June 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596612/alignment-of-liquid-crystals-by-polymers-with-residual-amounts-of-solvents
#4
Alexander M Parshin, Victor Y Zyryanov, Vasily F Shabanov
The homogeneous nematic layers in liquid crystal cells with treated surfaces are affected by orientational transitions in the electric, magnetic, or temperature fields. The liquid crystal structures formed on solid or liquid surfaces find limited application in identifying the liquid-crystal states by the textures observed in polarized light. The use of surfaces prepared from polymer solutions makes it possible to significantly broaden the range of application of the liquid crystal structures. We investigate the structures with the continuous transformation of the nematic director orientation from radial to planar, which were formed by the polycarbonate surface in the presence of different residual solvents...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589943/the-signalling-receptor-mcam-coordinates-apical-basal-polarity-and-planar-cell-polarity-during-morphogenesis
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Qian Gao, Junfeng Zhang, Xiumei Wang, Ying Liu, Rongqiao He, Xingfeng Liu, Fei Wang, Jing Feng, Dongling Yang, Zhaoqing Wang, Anming Meng, Xiyun Yan
The apical-basal (AB) polarity and planar cell polarity (PCP) provide an animal cell population with different phenotypes during morphogenesis. However, how cells couple these two patterning systems remains unclear. Here we provide in vivo evidence that melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM) coordinates AB polarity-driven lumenogenesis and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/PCP-dependent ciliogenesis. We identify that MCAM is an independent receptor of fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4), a membrane anchor of phospholipase C-γ (PLC-γ), an immediate upstream receptor of nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) and a constitutive activator of JNK...
June 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586229/the-interplay-between-trap-density-and-hysteresis-in-planar-heterojunction-perovskite-solar-cells
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Jin-Wook Lee, Seul-Gi Kim, Sang-Hoon Bae, Do-Kyoung Lee, Oliver Lin, Yang Yang, Nam-Gyu Park
Anomalous current-voltage (J-V) hysteresis in perovskite (PSK) solar cell is open to dispute, where hysteresis is argued to be due to electrode polarization, dipolar polarization, and/or native defects. However, a correlation between those factors and J-V hysteresis is hard to be directly evaluated because they usually coexist and are significantly varied depending on morphology and crystallinity of the PSK layer, selective contacts, and device architecture. In this study, without changing morphology and crystallinity of PSK layer in a planar heterojunction structure employing FA0...
June 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583412/the-embryonic-development-of-hindbrain-respiratory-networks-is-unaffected-by-mutation-of-the-planar-polarity-protein-scribble
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Marc Chevalier, Laura Cardoit, Maïté Moreau, Nathalie Sans, Mireille Montcouquiol, John Simmers, Muriel Thoby-Brisson
The central command for breathing arises mainly from two interconnected rhythmogenic hindbrain networks, the parafacial respiratory group (pFRG or epF at embryonic stages) and the preBötzinger complex (preBötC), which are comprised of a limited number of neurons located in confined regions of the ventral medulla. In rodents, both networks become active toward the end of gestation but little is known about the signaling pathways involved in their anatomical and functional establishment during embryogenesis...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575156/consequences-of-endogenous-and-exogenous-wnt-signaling-for-development-in-the-preimplantation-bovine-embryo%C3%A2
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Paula Tribulo, Beatriz Caetano da Silva Leão, Khoboso C Lehloenya, Gisele Zoccal Mingoti, Peter J Hansen
Although WNT signaling regulates several developmental processes, its specific role during preimplantation development remains unclear. The present aim was to evaluate the consequences of activation and inhibition of β-catenin (CTNNB1) dependent and -independent WNT signaling in the bovine preimplantation embryo. Activation of CTNNB1 mediated WNT signaling by the agonist 2-amino-4-(3,4-(methylenedioxy)benzylamino)-6-(3-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine (AMBMP) and a glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) inhibitor reduced development to the blastocyst stage...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545845/claudins-are-essential-for-cell-shape-changes-and-convergent-extension-movements-during-neural-tube-closure
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Amanda I Baumholtz, Annie Simard, Evanthia Nikolopoulou, Marcus Oosenbrug, Michelle M Collins, Anna Piontek, Gerd Krause, Jörg Piontek, Nicholas D E Greene, Aimee K Ryan
During neural tube closure, regulated changes at the level of individual cells are translated into large-scale morphogenetic movements to facilitate conversion of the flat neural plate into a closed tube. Throughout this process, the integrity of the neural epithelium is maintained via cell interactions through intercellular junctions, including apical tight junctions. Members of the claudin family of tight junction proteins regulate paracellular permeability, apical-basal cell polarity and link the tight junction to the actin cytoskeleton...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541907/compact-highly-efficient-and-fully-flexible-circularly-polarized-antenna-enabled-by-silver-nanowires-for-wireless-body-area-networks
#10
Zhi Hao Jiang, Zheng Cui, Taiwei Yue, Yong Zhu, Douglas H Werner
A compact and flexible circularly polarized (CP) wearable antenna is introduced for wireless body-area network systems at the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band, which is implemented by employing a low-loss composite of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and silver nanowires (AgNWs). The circularly polarized radiation is enabled by placing a planar linearly polarized loop monopole above a finite anisotropic artificial ground plane. By truncating the anisotropic artificial ground plane to contain only 2 by 2 unit cells, an integrated antenna with a compact form factor of 0...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500339/a-role-for-core-planar-polarity-proteins-in-cell-contact-mediated-orientation-of-planar-cell-division-across-the-mammalian-embryonic-skin
#11
Fazal Oozeer, Laura L Yates, Charlotte Dean, Caroline J Formstone
The question of how cell division orientation is determined is fundamentally important for understanding tissue and organ shape in both healthy or disease conditions. Here we provide evidence for cell contact-dependent orientation of planar cell division in the mammalian embryonic skin. We propose a model where the core planar polarity proteins Celsr1 and Frizzled-6 (Fz6) communicate the long axis orientation of interphase basal cells to neighbouring basal mitoses so that they align their horizontal division plane along the same axis...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500065/loss-of-mpdz-impairs-ependymal-cell-integrity-leading-to-perinatal-onset-hydrocephalus-in-mice
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Anja Feldner, M Gordian Adam, Fabian Tetzlaff, Iris Moll, Dorde Komljenovic, Felix Sahm, Tobias Bäuerle, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Horst Schroten, Thomas Korff, Ilse Hofmann, Hartwig Wolburg, Andreas von Deimling, Andreas Fischer
Hydrocephalus is a common congenital anomaly. LCAM1 and MPDZ (MUPP1) are the only known human gene loci associated with non-syndromic hydrocephalus. To investigate functions of the tight junction-associated protein Mpdz, we generated mouse models. Global Mpdz gene deletion or conditional inactivation in Nestin-positive cells led to formation of supratentorial hydrocephalus in the early postnatal period. Blood vessels, epithelial cells of the choroid plexus, and cilia on ependymal cells, which line the ventricular system, remained morphologically intact in Mpdz-deficient brains...
May 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488382/neuron-specific-knockdown-of-the-drosophila-fat-induces-reduction-of-life-span-deficient-locomotive-ability-shortening-of-motoneuron-terminal-branches-and-defects-in-axonal-targeting
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Aya Nakamura, Ryo Tanaka, Kazushige Morishita, Hideki Yoshida, Yujiro Higuchi, Hiroshi Takashima, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Mutations in FAT4 gene, one of the human FAT family genes, have been identified in Van Maldergem syndrome (VMS) and Hennekam lymphangiectasia-lymphedema syndrome (HS). The FAT4 gene encodes a large protein with extracellular cadherin repeats, EGF-like domains and Laminin G-like domains. FAT4 plays a role in tumor suppression and planar cell polarity. Drosophila contains a human FAT4 homologue, fat. Drosophila fat has been mainly studied with Drosophila eye and wing systems. Here, we specially knocked down Drosophila fat in nerve system...
May 9, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481871/suppression-of-planar-cell-polarity-signaling-and-migration-in-glioblastoma-by-nrdp1-mediated-dvl-polyubiquitination
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J H Wald, J Hatakeyama, I Printsev, A Cuevas, W H D Fry, M J Saldana, K VanderVorst, A Rowson-Hodel, J M Angelastro, C Sweeney, K L Carraway Rd
The lethality of the aggressive brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) results in part from its strong propensity to invade surrounding normal brain tissue. Although oncogenic drivers such as epidermal growth factor receptor activation and Phosphatase and Tensin homolog inactivation are thought to promote the motility and invasiveness of GBM cells via phosphatidylinostitol 3-kinase activation, other unexplored mechanisms may also contribute to malignancy. Here we demonstrate that several components of the planar cell polarity (PCP) arm of non-canonical Wnt signaling including VANGL1, VANGL2 and FZD7 are transcriptionally upregulated in glioma and correlate with poorer patient outcome...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481497/charge-transfer-states-in-organic-solar-cells-understanding-the-impact-of-polarization-delocalization-and-disorder
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Zilong Zheng, Naga Rajesh Tummala, Yao-Tsung Fu, Veaceslav Coropceanu, Jean-Luc Brédas
We investigate the impact of electronic polarization, charge delocalization, and energetic disorder on the charge-transfer (CT) states formed at a planar C60/pentacene interface. The ability to examine large complexes containing up to seven pentacene molecules and three C60 molecules allows us to take explicitly into account the electronic polarization effects. These complexes are extracted from a bilayer architecture modeled by molecular dynamics simulations and evaluated by means of electronic-structure calculations based on long-range-separated functionals (ωB97XD and BNL) with optimized range-separation parameters...
May 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474393/dynamic-1-h-imaging-of-hyperpolarized-1-13-c-lactate-in-vivo-using-a-reverse-inept-experiment
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Jiazheng Wang, Felix Kreis, Alan J Wright, Richard L Hesketh, Malcolm H Levitt, Kevin M Brindle
PURPOSE: Dynamic magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of hyperpolarized (13) C-labeled cell substrates has enabled the investigation of tissue metabolism in vivo. Currently observation of these hyperpolarized substrates is limited mainly to (13) C detection. We describe here an imaging pulse sequence that enables proton observation by using polarization transfer from the hyperpolarized (13) C nucleus to spin-coupled protons. METHODS: The pulse sequence transfers (13) C hyperpolarization to (1) H using a modified reverse insensitive nuclei enhanced by polarization transfer (INEPT) sequence that acquires a fully refocused echo...
May 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465336/segga-a-toolset-for-rapid-automated-analysis-of-epithelial-cell-polarity-and-dynamics
#17
Dene L Farrell, Ori Weitz, Marcelo O Magnasco, Jennifer A Zallen
Epithelial remodeling determines the structure of many organs in the body through changes in cell shape, polarity and behavior and is a major area of study in developmental biology. Accurate and high-throughput methods are necessary to systematically analyze epithelial organization and dynamics at single-cell resolution. We developed SEGGA, an easy-to-use software for automated image segmentation, cell tracking and quantitative analysis of cell shape, polarity and behavior in epithelial tissues. SEGGA is free, open source, and provides a full suite of tools that allow users with no prior computational expertise to independently perform all steps of automated image segmentation, semi-automated user-guided error correction, and data analysis...
May 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459465/intu-is-essential-for-oncogenic-hh-signaling-through-regulating-primary-cilia-formation-in-basal-cell-carcinoma
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N Yang, E L-H Leung, C Liu, L Li, T Eguether, X-J Jun Yao, E C Jones, D A Norris, A Liu, R A Clark, D R Roop, G J Pazour, K R Shroyer, J Chen
Inturned (INTU), a cilia and planar polarity effector, performs prominent ciliogenic functions during morphogenesis, such as in the skin. INTU is expressed in adult tissues but its role in tissue maintenance is unknown. Here, we report that the expression of the INTU gene is aberrantly elevated in human basal cell carcinoma (BCC), coinciding with increased primary cilia formation and activated hedgehog (Hh) signaling. Disrupting Intu in an oncogenic mutant Smo (SmoM2)-driven BCC mouse model prevented the formation of BCC through suppressing primary cilia formation and Hh signaling, suggesting that Intu performs a permissive role during BCC formation...
May 1, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454767/emergence-of-tissue-shape-changes-from-collective-cell-behaviours
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REVIEW
Frank Jülicher, Suzanne Eaton
Anyone watching a movie of embryonic development immediately appreciates the importance of morphogenetic movements and cell flows that reshape tissue. Dynamic tissue shape changes are genetically choreographed, but their execution is essentially a mechanical event. How the interplay between genetics and tissue mechanics controls tissue shape is a fundamental question. Key insights into this problem have emerged from studies in different model organisms as well as in cultured epithelia. These studies have revealed how gene expression patterns can generate patterns of planar cell polarity that orient cellular force generation and give rise to anisotropic mechanical properties of cells and tissues...
April 25, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441532/pcp-and-sax-3-robo-pathways-cooperate-to-regulate-convergent-extension-based-nerve-cord-assembly-in-c-%C3%A2-elegans
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Pavak K Shah, Matthew R Tanner, Ismar Kovacevic, Aysha Rankin, Teagan E Marshall, Nathaniel Noblett, Nhan Nguyen Tran, Tony Roenspies, Jeffrey Hung, Zheqian Chen, Cristina Slatculescu, Theodore J Perkins, Zhirong Bao, Antonio Colavita
Formation and resolution of multicellular rosettes can drive convergent extension (CE) type cell rearrangements during tissue morphogenesis. Rosette dynamics are regulated by both planar cell polarity (PCP)-dependent and -independent pathways. Here we show that CE is involved in ventral nerve cord (VNC) assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show that a VANG-1/Van Gogh and PRKL-1/Prickle containing PCP pathway and a Slit-independent SAX-3/Robo pathway cooperate to regulate, via rosette intermediaries, the intercalation of post-mitotic neuronal cell bodies during VNC formation...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
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