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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636939/the-super-enhancer-derived-alncrna-ec7-bloodlinc-potentiates-red-blood-cell-development-in%C3%A2-trans
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Juan R Alvarez-Dominguez, Marko Knoll, Austin A Gromatzky, Harvey F Lodish
Enhancer-derived RNAs are thought to act locally by contributing to their parent enhancer function. Whether large domains of clustered enhancers (super-enhancers) also produce cis-acting RNAs, however, remains unclear. Unlike typical enhancers, super-enhancers form large spans of robustly transcribed chromatin, amassing capped and polyadenylated RNAs that are sufficiently abundant to sustain trans functions. Here, we show that one such RNA, alncRNA-EC7/Bloodlinc, is transcribed from a super-enhancer of the erythroid membrane transporter SLC4A1/BAND3 but diffuses beyond this site...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634265/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-coregulators-as-mediators-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-signalling-diversity
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REVIEW
Peter J Fuller, Jun Yang, Morag J Young
The cloning of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) 30 years ago was the start of a new era of research into the regulatory processes of MR signalling at target genes in the distal nephron, and subsequently in many other tissues. Nuclear receptor (NR) signalling is modified by interactions with coregulatory proteins that serve to enhance or inhibit the gene transcriptional responses. Over 400 coregulatory proteins have been described for the NR super family, many with functional roles in signalling, cellular function, physiology and pathophysiology...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633622/search-for-capacity-limited-and-super-capacity-search
#3
Suk Won Han
The present study investigated capacity limitations of visual search. In a series of experiments, participants searched for a singleton target among homogenous distractors, a conjunction target defined by combination of two features, or a feature target among heterogeneous distractors. Using the simultaneous-sequential paradigm, I found that singleton search proceeded in a capacity-unlimited manner. By contrast, the performance of the conjunction search was found to depend on a capacity-limited process. For feature searches, the performance of searching for a specific color was not affected by how the stimuli were presented, while the orientation search performance was enhanced as the number of distractors simultaneously presented with the target increased...
May 2017: Experimental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631401/a-polyacrylamide-hydrogel-electrolyte-enabled-intrinsically-1000-stretchable-and-50-compressible-supercapacitor
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Yan Huang, Ming Zhong, Fukuan Shi, Xiaoying Liu, Zijie Tang, Yukun Wang, Yang Huang, Haoqing Hou, Xuming Xie, Chunyi Zhi
Stretchability and compressibility of supercapacitors constitute essential elements of modern electronics such as flexible and wearable devices. Widely-used polyvinyl alcohol-based electrolytes are neither very stretchable nor compressible, which fundamentally limit the realization of high stretchability and compressibility of supercapacitors. We present a new electrolyte that is intrinsically super-stretchable and compressible. Vinyl hybrid silica nanoparticle cross-linkers are introduced into polyacrylamide hydrogel backbones to promote dynamic crosslinking of the polymer networks...
June 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628178/jumping-drops-on-hydrophobic-surfaces-controlling-energy-transfer-by-timed-electric-actuation
#5
Zhantao Wang, Dirk van den Ende, Arjen Pit, Rudy Lagraauw, Daniël Wijnperlé, Frieder Mugele
Aqueous sessile drops are launched from a super-hydrophobic surface by electric actuation in an electrowetting configuration with a voltage pulse of variable duration. We show that the jump height, i.e. the amount of energy that is transferred from surface energy to the translational degree of freedom, depends not only on the applied voltage but also in a periodic manner on the duration of the actuation pulse. Specifically, we find that the jump height for a pulse of optimized duration is almost twice as high as the one obtained upon turning off the voltage after equilibration of the drop under electrowetting...
June 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626908/challenges-and-perspectives-for-nasicon-type-electrode-materials-for-advanced-sodium-ion-batteries
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REVIEW
Shuangqiang Chen, Chao Wu, Laifa Shen, Changbao Zhu, Yuanye Huang, Kai Xi, Joachim Maier, Yan Yu
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) have attracted increasing attention in the past decades, because of high overall abundance of precursors, their even geographical distribution, and low cost. Apart from inherent thermodynamic disadvantages, SIBs have to overcome multiple kinetic problems, such as fast capacity decay, low rate capacities and low Coulombic efficiencies. A special case is sodium super ion conductor (NASICON)-based electrode materials as they exhibit - besides pronounced structural stability - exceptionally high ion conductivity, rendering them most promising for sodium storage...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623362/super-resolution-microscopy-with-very-large-working-distance-by-means-of-distributed-aperture-illumination
#7
Udo Birk, Johann V Hase, Christoph Cremer
The limits of conventional light microscopy ("Abbe-Limit") depend critically on the numerical aperture (NA) of the objective lens. Imaging at large working distances or a large field-of-view typically requires low NA objectives, thereby reducing the optical resolution to the multi micrometer range. Based on numerical simulations of the intensity field distribution, we present an illumination concept for a super-resolution microscope which allows a three dimensional (3D) optical resolution around 150 nm for working distances up to the centimeter regime...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623289/3d-super-resolution-optical-profiling-using-microsphere-enhanced-mirau-interferometry
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Ivan Kassamakov, Sylvain Lecler, Anton Nolvi, Audrey Leong-Hoï, Paul Montgomery, Edward Hæggström
We present quantitative three dimensional images of grooves on a writable Blu-ray Disc based on a single objective Mirau type interferometric microscope, enhanced with a microsphere which is considered as a photonic nanojet source. Along the optical axis the resolution of this microsphere assisted interferometry system is a few nanometers while the lateral resolution is around 112 nm. To understand the physical phenomena involved in this kind of imaging we have modelled the interaction between the photonic jet and the complex disc surface...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617849/protective-effect-of-hdl-on-nadph-oxidase-derived-super-oxide-anion-mediates-hypoxia-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
#9
Su-Ying Wen, Shanmugam Tamilselvi, Chia-Yao Shen, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Li-Chin Chun, Li-Yi Cheng, Hsiu-Chung Ou, Ray-Jade Chen, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death of death in Taiwan. Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or even death. Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries to cause the ischemic heart disease which will enhance myocardial remodeling and also induce myocardial hypoxia. High density lipoprotein (HDL) has been proposed to have cardio-protective effects. Under hypoxic conditions (1%O2 for 24hr), in H9c2 cells, reactive oxygen species (ROS) is induced which leads to cardiomyocyte apoptosis and cardiac dysfunction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604389/a-cullin-4b-ring-e3-ligase-complex-fine-tunes-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-paracrine-interactions
#10
Qing Li, Min Cui, Fan Yang, Na Li, Baichun Jiang, Zhen Yu, Daolai Zhang, Yijing Wang, Xibin Zhu, Huili Hu, Pei-Shan Li, Shang-Lei Ning, Si Wang, Haibo Qi, Hechen Song, Dongfang He, Amy Lin, Jingjing Zhang, Feng Liu, Jiajun Zhao, Ling Gao, Fan Yi, Tian Xue, Jin-Peng Sun, Yaoqin Gong, Xiao Yu
Somatostatin secreted by pancreatic δ cells mediates important paracrine interactions in Langerhans islets, including maintenance of glucose metabolism through the control of reciprocal insulin and glucagon secretion. Disruption of this circuit contributes to the development of diabetes. However, the precise mechanisms that control somatostatin secretion from islets remain elusive. Here, we found that a super-complex comprising the cullin 4B-RING E3 ligase (CRL4B) and polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) epigenetically regulates somatostatin secretion in islets...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603404/single-image-super-resolution-via-an-iterative-reproducing-kernel-hilbert-space-method
#11
Liang-Jian Deng, Weihong Guo, Ting-Zhu Huang
Image super-resolution, a process to enhance image resolution, has important applications in satellite imaging, high definition television, medical imaging, etc. Many existing approaches use multiple low-resolution images to recover one high-resolution image. In this paper, we present an iterative scheme to solve single image super-resolution problems. It recovers a high quality high-resolution image from solely one low-resolution image without using a training data set. We solve the problem from image intensity function estimation perspective and assume the image contains smooth and edge components...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601576/real-time-monitoring-of-microdistribution-of-antibody-photon-absorber-conjugates-during-photoimmunotherapy-in-vivo
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Qinggong Tang, Tadanobu Nagaya, Yi Liu, Jonathan Lin, Kazuhide Sato, Hisataka Kobayashi, Yu Chen
Photoimmunotherapy (PIT) is an emerging low side effect cancer therapy based on a monoclonal antibody (mAb) conjugated with a near-infrared (NIR) phthalocyanine dye IRDye 700DX. IR700 is fluorescent, can be used as an imaging agent, and also is phototoxic. It induces rapid cell death after exposure to NIR light. PIT induces highly selective cancer cell death, while leaving most of tumor blood vessels unharmed, leading to an effect called super-enhanced permeability and retention (SUPR). SUPR significantly improves the effectiveness of the anticancer drug...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599147/integration-of-identity-and-emotion-information-in-faces-fmri-evidence
#13
Alla Yankouskaya, Moritz Stolte, Zargol Moradi, Pia Rotshtein, Glyn Humphreys
Separate neural systems have been implicated in the recognition of facial identity and emotional expression. A growing number of studies now provide evidence against this modular view by demonstrating that integration of identity and emotion information enhances face processing. Yet, the neural mechanisms that shape this integration remain largely unknown. We hypothesize that the presence of both personal and emotional expression target information triggers changes in functional connectivity between frontal and extrastriate areas in the brain...
August 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593987/spaser-as-a-biological-probe
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Ekaterina I Galanzha, Robert Weingold, Dmitry A Nedosekin, Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Jacqueline Nolan, Walter Harrington, Alexander S Kuchyanov, Roman G Parkhomenko, Fumiya Watanabe, Zeid Nima, Alexandru S Biris, Alexander I Plekhanov, Mark I Stockman, Vladimir P Zharov
Understanding cell biology greatly benefits from the development of advanced diagnostic probes. Here we introduce a 22-nm spaser (plasmonic nanolaser) with the ability to serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of generating stimulated emission directly inside living cells and animal tissues. We have demonstrated a lasing regime associated with the formation of a dynamic vapour nanobubble around the spaser that leads to giant spasing with emission intensity and spectral width >100 times brighter and 30-fold narrower, respectively, than for quantum dots...
June 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590838/comparative-evaluation-of-effects-of-laser-modalities-on-shear-bond-strengths-of-veneering-porcelains-to-laser-sintered-substructures-an-in-vitro-study
#15
Oguzhan Gorler, Aysegul Goze Saygin
OBJECTIVE: Laser modalities and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) have a potential to enhance micromechanical bonding between dental super- and infrastructures. However, the effect of different manufacturing methods on the metal-ceramic bond strength needs further evaluation. We investigated the effect of surface treatment with Er:YAG, Nd:YAG, and Ho:YAG lasers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of high-fusion dental porcelains (Vita and G-Ceram) to infrastructures prepared with DMLS in vitro settings...
June 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587466/tailor-made-dispersion-and-distribution-of-stereocomplex-crystallites-in-poly-l-lactide-elastomer-blends-toward-largely-enhanced-crystallization-rate-and-impact-toughness
#16
Yuanlin Luo, Yilong Ju, Hongwei Bai, Zhenwei Liu, Qin Zhang, Qiang Fu
Stereocomplex (SC) crystallites, formed between poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) and poly(d-lactide), exhibit great potential to substantially enhance crystallization rate of PLLA-based materials as an eco-friendly nucleating agent. However, the nucleation efficiency of the SC crystallites is still far below an expected level, mostly on account of their strong aggregation tendency in PLLA/PDLA melts. Herein, taking PLLA/poly(ethylene-methyl acrylate-glycidyl methacrylate) (E-MA-GMA) blends as an example, we report a unique and facile strategy to control the dispersion and distribution of SC crystallites within the PLLA matrix by using elastomeric E-MA-GMA as carrier for the incorporation of PDLA...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587069/taste-perception-of-sweet-sour-salty-bitter-and-umami-and-changes-due-to-l-arginine-supplementation-as-a-function-of-genetic-ability-to-taste-6-n-propylthiouracil
#17
Melania Melis, Iole Tomassini Barbarossa
Behavioral reaction to different taste qualities affects nutritional status and health. 6-n-Propylthiouracil (PROP) tasting has been reported to be a marker of variation in taste perception, food preferences, and eating behavior, but results have been inconsistent. We showed that l-Arg can enhance the bitterness intensity of PROP, whilst others have demonstrated a suppression of the bitterness of quinine. Here, we analyze the taste perception of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami and the modifications caused by l-Arg supplementation, as a function of PROP-taster status...
May 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583252/mice-deficient-of-myc-super-enhancer-region-reveal-differential-control-mechanism-between-normal-and-pathological-growth
#18
Kashyap Dave, Inderpreet Sur, Jian Yan, Jilin Zhang, Eevi Kaasinen, Fan Zhong, Leander Blaas, Xiaoze Li, Shabnam Kharazi, Charlotte Gustafsson, Ayla De Paepe, Robert Månsson, Jussi Taipale
The gene desert upstream of the MYC oncogene on chromosome 8q24 contains susceptibility loci for several major forms of human cancer. The region shows high conservation between human and mouse and contains multiple MYC enhancers that are activated in tumor cells. However, the role of this region in normal development has not been addressed. Here we show that a 538 kb deletion of the entire MYC upstream super-enhancer region in mice results in 50% to 80% decrease in Myc expression in multiple tissues. The mice are viable and show no overt phenotype...
June 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581550/superionic-conduction-in-%C3%AE-eucryptite-inelastic-neutron-scattering-and-computational-studies
#19
Baltej Singh, Mayanak Kumar Gupta, Ranjan Mittal, Mohamed Zbiri, Stephane Rols, Sadequa Jahedkhan Patwe, Srungarpu Nagabhusan Achary, Helmut Schober, Avesh Kumar Tyagi, Samrath Lal Chaplot
β-Eucryptite (LiAlSiO4) is known to show super-ionic conductivity above 700 K. We performed inelastic neutron scattering measurements in β-eucryptite over 300-900 K and calculated the phonon spectrum using classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The MD simulations were used to interpret the inelastic neutron spectra at high temperatures. The calculated diffusion coefficient for Li showed superionic conduction above 1200 K in the perfect crystal. The presence of defects was found to enhance diffusion and lower the temperature for Li diffusion...
June 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576751/targeting-of-super-enhancers-and-mutant-braf-can-suppress-growth-of-braf-mutant-colon-cancer-cells-via-repression-of-mapk-signaling-pathway
#20
Yoshiaki Nakamura, Naoko Hattori, Naoko Iida, Satoshi Yamashita, Akiko Mori, Kana Kimura, Takayuki Yoshino, Toshikazu Ushijima
Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors suppress super-enhancers and show cytotoxicity against multiple types of tumors. However, early clinical trials with BET inhibitors showed severe hematopoietic toxicities, highlighting the need for sensitive tumors and rational combination strategies to enhance their therapeutic potential. Here, we identified colon cancer-specific super-enhancers that were associated with multiple oncogenic pathways, including the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway...
May 31, 2017: Cancer Letters
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