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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791847/neutrophils-provide-a-favorable-il-1-mediated-immunometabolic-niche-that-primes-glut4-translocation-and-performance-in-skeletal-muscles
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Masahiro Tsuchiya, Shigenori Sekiai, Hiroyasu Hatakeyama, Masashi Koide, Chayanit Chaweewannakorn, Fukie Yaoita, Koichi Tan-No, Keiichi Sasaki, Makoto Watanabe, Shunji Sugawara, Yasuo Endo, Eiji Itoi, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Makoto Kanzaki
Metabolic immunomodulation involving IL-1 has been investigated for unfavorable metabolic effects, including obesity, but a potentially favorable role for IL-1 remains unclear. Here, we find mechanistic interactions between working skeletal muscles and locally recruited neutrophils expressing IL-1β, which supports muscle performance through priming exercise-dependent GLUT4 translocation. Thus, during exercise, both IL-1α/β-deficient and neutrophil-depleted mice similarly exhibit increased fatigability associated with impaired muscle glucose homeostasis due to GLUT4 dysregulation...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791414/calibrating-a-paracatadioptric-camera-by-the-property-of-the-polar-of-a-point-at-infinity-with-respect-to-a-circle
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Yue Zhao, Yuanzhen Li, Bihui Zheng
Two methods are presented for calibrating a paracatadioptric camera. A sphere in 3D space is projected to two parallel circles on which two tangents of a point and its antipode are parallel on the unit viewing sphere and intersect at the point at infinity. The direction of the polar of the point at infinity is orthogonal to the direction of the point at infinity with respect to the circle. The imaged circular points and orthogonal vanishing points can be obtained to solve the intrinsic camera parameters. Simulations and real data were used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the two algorithms...
May 20, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789927/cellular-components-and-circuitry-of-the-presubiculum-and-its-functional-role-in-the-head-direction-system
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REVIEW
Jean Simonnet, Desdemona Fricker
Orientation in space is a fundamental cognitive process relying on brain-wide neuronal circuits. Many neurons in the presubiculum in the parahippocampal region encode head direction and each head direction cell selectively discharges when the animal faces a specific direction. Here, we attempt to link the current knowledge of afferent and efferent connectivity of the presubiculum to the processing of the head direction signal. We describe the cytoarchitecture of the presubicular six-layered cortex and the morphological and electrophysiological intrinsic properties of principal neurons and interneurons...
May 22, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789788/development-of-two-analytical-methods-based-on-reverse-phase-chromatographic-and-sds-page-gel-for-assessment-of-deglycosylation-yield-in-n-glycan-mapping
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Anahita D Eckard, David R Dupont, Johnie K Young
N -lined glycosylation is one of the critical quality attributes (CQA) for biotherapeutics impacting the safety and activity of drug product. Changes in pattern and level of glycosylation can significantly alter the intrinsic properties of the product and, therefore, have to be monitored throughout its lifecycle. Therefore fast, precise, and unbiased N -glycan mapping assay is desired. To ensure these qualities, using analytical methods that evaluate completeness of deglycosylation is necessary. For quantification of deglycosylation yield, methods such as reduced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and reduced capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE) have been commonly used...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789505/multilayer-black-phosphorus-near-infrared-photodetectors
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Chaojian Hou, Lijun Yang, Bo Li, Qihan Zhang, Yuefeng Li, Qiuyang Yue, Yang Wang, Zhan Yang, Lixin Dong
Black phosphorus (BP), owing to its distinguished properties, has become one of the most competitive candidates for photodetectors. However, there has been little attention paid on photo-response performance of multilayer BP nanoflakes with large layer thickness. In fact, multilayer BP nanoflakes with large layer thickness have greater potential from the fabrication viewpoint as well as due to the physical properties than single or few layer ones. In this report, the thickness-dependence of the intrinsic property of BP photodetectors in the dark was initially investigated...
May 23, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789379/correlated-gene-expression-and-anatomical-communication-support-synchronized-brain-activity-in-the-mouse-functional-connectome
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Brian D Mills, David S Grayson, Anandakumar Shunmugavel, Oscar Miranda-Dominguez, Eric Feczko, Eric Earl, Kim Neve, Damien A Fair
Cognition and behavior depend on synchronized intrinsic brain activity that is organized into functional networks across the brain. Research has investigated how anatomical connectivity both shapes and is shaped by these networks, but not how anatomical connectivity interacts with intra-areal molecular properties to drive functional connectivity. Here, we present a novel linear model to explain functional connectivity by integrating systematically obtained measurements of axonal connectivity, gene expression, and resting state functional connectivity MRI in the mouse brain...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789374/identification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-spontaneously-active-bursty-gabaergic-interneuron-in-the-mouse-striatum
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Maxime Assous, Thomas W Faust, Robert Assini, Fulva Shah, Yacouba Sidibe, James M Tepper
The recent availability of different transgenic mouse lines coupled with other modern molecular techniques has led to the discovery of an unexpectedly large cellular diversity and synaptic specificity in striatal interneuronal circuitry. Prior research has described three spontaneously active interneuron types in mouse striatal slices; the cholinergic interneuron, the neuropeptide Y-low threshold spike interneuron, and the tyrosine hydroxylase interneurons (THINs). Using transgenic Htr3a-Cre mice we now characterize a fourth population of spontaneously active striatal GABAergic interneurons termed spontaneously active bursty interneurons (SABI) because of their unique burst-firing pattern in cell-attached recordings...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788295/intrinsic-functional-connectivity-resembles-cortical-architecture-at-various-levels-of-isoflurane-anesthesia
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Felix Fischer, Florian Pieper, Edgar Galindo-Leon, Gerhard Engler, Claus C Hilgetag, Andreas K Engel
Cortical single neuron activity and local field potential patterns change at different depths of general anesthesia. Here, we investigate the associated network level changes of functional connectivity. We recorded ongoing electrocorticographic (ECoG) activity from temporo-parieto-occipital cortex of 6 ferrets at various levels of isoflurane/nitrous oxide anesthesia and determined functional connectivity by computing amplitude envelope correlations. Through hierarchical clustering, we derived typical connectivity patterns corresponding to light, intermediate and deep anesthesia...
May 18, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787249/structure-function-relationships-in-the-oligomeric-nadph-dependent-assimilatory-sulfite-reductase
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Isabel Askenasy, Daniel Murray, Rachel M Andrews, Vladimir N Uversky, Huan He, M Elizabeth Stroupe
The central step in the assimilation of sulfur is a six-electron reduction of sulfite to sulfide, catalyzed by the oxidoreductase NADPH-dependent assimilatory Sulfite Reductase (SiR). SiR is composed of two subunits. One is a multi-domain flavin-binding reductase (SiRFP) and the other an iron-containing oxidase (SiRHP). Both enzymes are primarily globular, as expected from their functions as redox enzymes. Consequently, we know a fair amount about their structures but not how they assemble. Curiously, both structures have conspicuous regions that are structurally undefined, leaving questions about their functions and raising the possibility that they are critical in forming the larger complex...
May 22, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786840/spray-drying-of-milk-blackberry-pulp-mixture-effect-of-carrier-agent-on-the-physical-properties-of-powder-water-sorption-and-glass-transition-temperature
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Matheus Boeira Braga, Sandra Cristina Dos Santos Rocha, Miriam Dupas Hubinger
Spray dryer was used to produce particles from a milk-blackberry pulp mixture (25%:75% (w/w)). Maltodextrin 10DE and 20DE and gum Arabic were used as adjuvants in order to improve powder quality. The particles were analyzed with emphasis on physical and physicochemical characteristics: moisture content, bulk density, particle size, morphology, water activity, anthocyanins retention, anthocyanins content, hygroscopicity, solubility, water sorption, and glass transition temperature. The best results were obtained for the paste composition of 25% concentrated milk-70% blackberry pulp-5% gum Arabic, yielding high anthocyanins retention (>87...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784888/identification-of-brain-metastasis-genes-and-therapeutic-evaluation-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-a-clinically-relevant-model-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis
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Soo-Hyun Kim, Richard P Redvers, Lap Hing Chi, Xiawei Ling, Andrew J Lucke, Robert C Reid, David P Fairlie, Ana Carolina Baptista Moreno Martin, Robin L Anderson, Delphine Denoyer, Normand Pouliot
Breast cancer brain metastasis remains largely incurable. While several mouse models have been developed to investigate the genes and mechanisms regulating breast cancer brain metastasis, these models often lack clinical relevance since they require the use of immune-compromised mice and/or are poorly metastatic to brain from the mammary gland. We describe the development and characterisation of an aggressive brain metastatic variant of the 4T1 syngeneic model (4T1Br4) that spontaneously metastasises to multiple organs, but is selectively more metastatic to the brain from the mammary gland than parental 4T1 tumours...
May 21, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782851/glycosylation-of-cblns-attenuates-their-receptor-binding
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Yongqi Rong, Parmil K Bansal, Peng Wei, Hong Guo, Kristen Correia, Jennifer Parris, James I Morgan
Cbln1 is the prototype of a family (Cbln1-Cbln4) of secreted glycoproteins and is essential for normal synapse structure and function in cerebellum by bridging presynaptic Nrxn to postsynaptic Grid2. Here we report the effects of glycosylation on the in vitro receptor binding properties of Cblns. Cbln1, 2 and 4 harbor two N-linked glycosylation sites, one at the N-terminus is in a region implicated in Nrxn binding and the second is in the C1q domain, a region involved in Grid2 binding. Mutation (asparagine to glutamine) of the N-terminal site, increased neurexin binding whereas mutation of the C1q site markedly increased Grid2 binding...
May 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782801/epr-evidence-of-liquid-water-in-ice-an-intrinsic-property-of-water-or-a-self-confinement-effect
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Muthulakshmi Thangswamy, Priya Maheshwari, Dhanadeep Dutta, Vinayak G Rane, Pradeep Kumar Pujari
Liquid water (LW) existence in pure ice below 273 K has been a controversial aspect primarily because of the lack of experimental evidences. Recently, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) has been used to study deeply supercooled water in a rapidly-frozen polycrystalline ice. The same technique can also be used to probe the presence of LW in polycrystalline ice that has formed through a more conventional, slow cooling one. In this context, the present study aims to emphasize that in case of an external probe involving techniques such as EPR, the results are influenced by the binary phase (BP) diagram of the probe-water system, which also predicts the existence of LW domains in ice, upto the eutectic point...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781501/photoinduced-interfacial-charge-separation-dynamics-in-zeolitic-imidazolate-framework
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Brian Pattengale, Jier Huang
Owing to their porous structure and tunable framework, zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) have garnered considerable attention as promising photocatalytic materials. However, little is known regarding their photophysical properties. In this work, we report the photoinduced charge separation dynamics in a ZIF-67 thin film through interfacial electron transfer (ET) to methylene blue (MB+) via ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy. We show that the ET process occurs through two distinct pathways, including an ultrafast (<200 fs) process from the [CoII(mim)2] units located on the surface of ZIF-67 film that are directly in contact with MB+ and a relatively slower ET process with a 101...
May 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780992/electrostatic-interactions-in-soft-particle-systems-mesoscale-simulations-of-ionic-liquids
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Yong-Lei Wang, You-Liang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen
Computer simulations provide a unique insight into the microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamic behavior responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids. Due to the sluggish and heterogeneous dynamics and the long-ranged nanostructured nature of ionic liquids, coarse-grained meso-scale simulations provide an indispensable complement to detailed first-principles calculations and atomistic simulations allowing studies over extended length and time scales with a modest computational cost...
May 21, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780533/a-halogen-bond-mediated-highly-active-artificial-chloride-channel-with-high-anticancer-activity
#16
Changliang Ren, Xin Ding, Arundhati Roy, Jie Shen, Shaoyuan Zhou, Feng Chen, Sam Fong Yau Li, Haisheng Ren, Yi Yan Yang, Huaqiang Zeng
Chloride-selective transmembrane carriers or channels might have possible uses in treating channelopathies or cancers. While chloride carriers have been extensively investigated, the corresponding chloride channels have remained limitedly studied. Moreover, all hitherto reported channel systems lack clearly definable and readily modifiable positions in their structures for the reliable construction and combinatorial optimization of their ion transport properties. As a result, the existing channels are limited by their large molecular weight, weak activity or low anion selectivity...
May 7, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780495/examining-the-chemical-and-structural-properties-that-influence-the-sensitivity-of-energetic-nitrate-esters
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Virginia W Manner, Marc J Cawkwell, Edward M Kober, Thomas W Myers, Geoff W Brown, Hongzhao Tian, Christopher J Snyder, Romain Perriot, Daniel N Preston
The sensitivity of explosives is controlled by factors that span from intrinsic chemical reactivity and chemical intramolecular effects to mesoscale structure and defects, and has been a topic of extensive study for over 50 years. Due to these complex competing chemical and physical elements, a unifying relationship between molecular framework, crystal structure, and sensitivity has yet to be developed. In order to move towards this goal, ideally experimental studies should be performed on systems with small, systematic structural modifications, with modeling utilized to interpret experimental results...
April 21, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780404/intrinsic-disorder-and-posttranslational-modifications-the-darker-side-of-the-biological-dark-matter
#18
REVIEW
April L Darling, Vladimir N Uversky
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and intrinsically disordered protein regions (IDPRs) are functional proteins and domains that devoid stable secondary and/or tertiary structure. IDPs/IDPRs are abundantly present in various proteomes, where they are involved in regulation, signaling, and control, thereby serving as crucial regulators of various cellular processes. Various mechanisms are utilized to tightly regulate and modulate biological functions, structural properties, cellular levels, and localization of these important controllers...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779848/integrating-physical-and-molecular-insights-on-immune-cell-migration
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REVIEW
Hélène D Moreau, Matthieu Piel, Raphaël Voituriez, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil
The function of most immune cells depends on their ability to migrate through complex microenvironments, either randomly to patrol for the presence of antigens or directionally to reach their next site of action. The actin cytoskeleton and its partners are key conductors of immune cell migration as they control the intrinsic migratory properties of leukocytes as well as their capacity to respond to cues present in their environment. In this review we focus on the latest discoveries regarding the role of the actomyosin cytoskeleton in optimizing immune cell migration in complex environments, with a special focus on recent insights provided by physical modeling...
May 17, 2018: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779233/long-term-high-intensity-sound-stimulation-inhibits-h-current-i-h-in-ca1-pyramidal-neurons
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A O S Cunha, C C Ceballos, J L de Deus, R M Leão
Afferent neurotransmission to hippocampal pyramidal cells can lead to long-term changes to their intrinsic membrane properties and affect many ion currents. One of the most plastic neuronal currents is the hyperpolarization activated cationic current (Ih ), which changes in CA1 pyramidal cells in response to many types of physiological and pathological processes, including auditory stimulation. Recently we demonstrated that long-term potentiation (LTP) in rat hippocampal Schaffer-CA1 synapses is depressed by high-intensity sound stimulation...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
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