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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045881/confocal-rheology-probes-the-structure-and-mechanics-of-collagen-through-the-sol-gel-transition
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Khanh-Hoa Tran-Ba, Daniel J Lee, Jieling Zhu, Keewook Paeng, Laura J Kaufman
Fibrillar type I collagen-based hydrogels are commonly used in tissue engineering and as matrices for biophysical studies. Mechanical and structural properties of these gels are known to be governed by the conditions under which fibrillogenesis occurs, exhibiting variation as a function of protein concentration, temperature, pH, and ionic strength. Deeper understanding of how macroscopic structure affects viscoelastic properties of collagen gels over the course of fibrillogenesis provides fundamental insight into biopolymer gel properties and promises enhanced control over the properties of such gels...
October 17, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045878/homodimeric-kinesin-2-kif3cc-promotes-microtubule-dynamics
#2
Stephanie Guzik-Lendrum, Ivan Rayment, Susan P Gilbert
KIF3C is one subunit of the functional microtubule-based kinesin-2 KIF3AC motor, an anterograde cargo transporter in neurons. However, KIF3C has also been implicated as an injury-specific kinesin that is a key regulator of axonal growth and regeneration by promoting microtubule dynamics for reorganization at the neuronal growth cone. To test its potential role as a modulator of microtubule dynamics in vitro, an engineered homodimeric KIF3CC was incorporated into a dynamic microtubule assay and examined by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy...
October 17, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045872/the-detection-of-nanoscale-membrane-bending-with-polarized-localization-microscopy
#3
Abir M Kabbani, Christopher V Kelly
The curvature of biological membranes at the nanometer scale is critically important for vesicle trafficking, organelle morphology, and disease propagation. The initiation of membrane bending occurs at a length scale that is irresolvable by most superresolution optical microscopy methods. Here, we report the development of polarized localization microscopy (PLM), a pointillist optical imaging technique for the detection of nanoscale membrane curvature in correlation with single-molecule dynamics and molecular sorting...
October 17, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045831/usp7-is-a-tumor-specific-wnt-activator-for-apc-mutated-colorectal-cancer-by-mediating-%C3%AE-catenin-deubiquitination
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Laura Novellasdemunt, Valentina Foglizzo, Laura Cuadrado, Pedro Antas, Anna Kucharska, Vesela Encheva, Ambrosius P Snijders, Vivian S W Li
The tumor suppressor gene adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is mutated in most colorectal cancers (CRCs), resulting in constitutive Wnt activation. To understand the Wnt-activating mechanism of the APC mutation, we applied CRISPR/Cas9 technology to engineer various APC-truncated isogenic lines. We find that the β-catenin inhibitory domain (CID) in APC represents the threshold for pathological levels of Wnt activation and tumor transformation. Mechanistically, CID-deleted APC truncation promotes β-catenin deubiquitination through reverse binding of β-TrCP and USP7 to the destruction complex...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045803/chitosan-based-trilayer-scaffold-for-multitissue-periodontal-regeneration
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E M Varoni, S Vijayakumar, E Canciani, A Cochis, L De Nardo, G Lodi, L Rimondini, M Cerruti
Periodontal regeneration is still a challenge for periodontists and tissue engineers, as it requires the simultaneous restoration of different tissues-namely, cementum, gingiva, bone, and periodontal ligament (PDL). Here, we synthetized a chitosan (CH)-based trilayer porous scaffold to achieve periodontal regeneration driven by multitissue simultaneous healing. We produced 2 porous compartments for bone and gingiva regeneration by cross-linking with genipin either medium molecular weight (MMW) or low molecular weight (LMW) CH and freeze-drying the resulting scaffolds...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045779/hierarchically-porous-graphitic-carbon-with-simultaneously-high-surface-area-and-colossal-pore-volume-engineered-via-ice-templating
#6
Luis Estevez, Venkateshkumar Prabhakaran, Adam L Garcia, Yongsoon Shin, Jinhui Tao, Ashleigh M Schwarz, Jens Darsell, Priyanka Bhattacharya, Vaithiyalingam Shutthanandan, Ji-Guang Zhang
Developing hierarchical porous carbon (HPC) materials with competing textural characteristics such as surface area and pore volume in one material is difficult to accomplish-particularly for an atomically ordered graphitic carbon. Herein we describe a synthesis strategy to engineer tunable HPC materials across micro- meso- and macroporous length scales, allowing the fabrication of a graphitic HPC material (HPC-G) with both very high surface area (>2500 m(2)/g) and pore volume (>11 cm(3)/g), the combination of which has not been attained previously...
October 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045749/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-related-myocarditis
#7
Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated significant clinical benefit in many cancers. The clinical benefit afforded by these treatments can be accompanied by a unique and distinct spectrum of adverse events. Recently, several fatal cases of immune checkpoint inhibitor-related myocarditis were reported. Although its frequency is comparatively lower than that of other immune-related adverse events, myocarditis can lead to circulatory collapse and lethal ventricular arrhythmia. Immune checkpoints, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), play important roles in establishing peripheral tolerance to the heart...
October 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045480/quantitative-assessment-of-finger-motor-performance-normative-data
#8
Alessio Signori, Maria Pia Sormani, Irene Schiavetti, Ambra Bisio, Marco Bove, Laura Bonzano
BACKGROUND: Finger opposition movements are the basis of many daily living activities and are essential in general for manipulating objects; an engineered glove quantitatively assessing motor performance during sequences of finger opposition movements has been shown to be useful to provide reliable measures of finger motor impairment, even subtle, in subjects affected by neurological diseases. However, the obtained behavioral parameters lack published reference values. OBJECTIVE: To determine mean values for different motor behavioral parameters describing the strategy adopted by healthy people in performing repeated sequences of finger opposition movements, examining associations with gender and age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045397/glucose-feeds-the-tca-cycle-via-circulating-lactate
#9
Sheng Hui, Jonathan M Ghergurovich, Raphael J Morscher, Cholsoon Jang, Xin Teng, Wenyun Lu, Lourdes A Esparza, Tannishtha Reya, Le Zhan, Jessie Yanxiang Guo, Eileen White, Joshua D Rabinowitz
Mammalian tissues are fuelled by circulating nutrients, including glucose, amino acids, and various intermediary metabolites. Under aerobic conditions, glucose is generally assumed to be burned fully by tissues via the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle) to carbon dioxide. Alternatively, glucose can be catabolized anaerobically via glycolysis to lactate, which is itself also a potential nutrient for tissues and tumours. The quantitative relevance of circulating lactate or other metabolic intermediates as fuels remains unclear...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045385/usp7-small-molecule-inhibitors-interfere-with-ubiquitin-binding
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Lorna Kategaya, Paola Di Lello, Lionel Rougé, Richard Pastor, Kevin R Clark, Jason Drummond, Tracy Kleinheinz, Eva Lin, John-Paul Upton, Sumit Prakash, Johanna Heideker, Mark McCleland, Maria Stella Ritorto, Dario R Alessi, Matthias Trost, Travis W Bainbridge, Michael C M Kwok, Taylur P Ma, Zachary Stiffler, Bradley Brasher, Yinyan Tang, Priyadarshini Jaishankar, Brian R Hearn, Adam R Renslo, Michelle R Arkin, Frederick Cohen, Kebing Yu, Frank Peale, Florian Gnad, Matthew T Chang, Christiaan Klijn, Elizabeth Blackwood, Scott E Martin, William F Forrest, James A Ernst, Chudi Ndubaku, Xiaojing Wang, Maureen H Beresini, Vickie Tsui, Carsten Schwerdtfeger, Robert A Blake, Jeremy Murray, Till Maurer, Ingrid E Wertz
The ubiquitin system regulates essential cellular processes in eukaryotes. Ubiquitin is ligated to substrate proteins as monomers or chains and the topology of ubiquitin modifications regulates substrate interactions with specific proteins. Thus ubiquitination directs a variety of substrate fates including proteasomal degradation. Deubiquitinase enzymes cleave ubiquitin from substrates and are implicated in disease; for example, ubiquitin-specific protease-7 (USP7) regulates stability of the p53 tumour suppressor and other proteins critical for tumour cell survival...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045156/probing-the-interaction-mechanism-between-air-bubbles-and-bitumen-surfaces-in-aqueous-media-using-bubble-probe-afm
#11
Lei Xie, Chen Shi, Xin Cui, Jun Huang, Jingyi Wang, Qi Liu, Hongbo Zeng
Surface interactions involving deformable air bubbles have attracted tremendous interest in a wide range of engineering applications, such as mineral flotation and bitumen extraction. In this work, for the first time, the interaction forces between air bubbles and bitumen surfaces in complex aqueous media of varying pH, salinity and salts were directly measured using a bubble probe atomic force microscope (AFM) technique. The AFM topographic imaging reveals that bitumen surface tends to be rougher and form distinct domains at high NaCl concentration or under strongly alkaline environment...
October 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045151/dynamic-blue-light-inducible-t7-rna-polymerases-opto-t7rnaps-for-precise-spatiotemporal-gene-expression-control
#12
Armin Baumschlager, Stephanie K Aoki, Mustafa Khammash
Light has emerged as a control input for biological systems due to its precise spatiotemporal resolution. The limited toolset for light control in bacteria motivated us to develop a light-inducible transcription system that is independent from cellular regulation through the use of an orthogonal RNA polymerase. Here, we present our engineered blue light-responsive T7 RNA polymerases (Opto-T7RNAPs) that show properties such as low leakiness of gene expression in the dark state, high expression strength when induced with blue light, and an inducible range of more than 300-fold...
October 18, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045134/effects-of-the-ph-on-the-formation-and-doping-mechanisms-of-zno-nanowires-using-aluminum-nitrate-and-ammonia
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Claire Verrier, Estelle Appert, Odette Chaix-Pluchery, Laetitia Rapenne, Quentin Rafhay, Anne Kaminski-Cachopo, Vincent Consonni
The elucidation of the fundamental processes in aqueous solution during the chemical bath deposition of ZnO nanowires (NWs) using zinc nitrate and hexamethylenetetramine is of great significance: however, their extrinsic doping by foreign elements for monitoring their optical and electrical properties is still challenging. By combining thermodynamic simulations yielding theoretical solubility plots and speciation diagrams with in situ pH measurements and structural, chemical, and optical analyses, we report an in-depth understanding of the pH effects on the formation and aluminum doping mechanisms of ZnO NWs...
October 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045030/drug-delivery-to-the-brain-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-using-nanomaterials
#14
REVIEW
Yung-Hao Tsou, Xue-Qing Zhang, He Zhu, Sahla Syed, Xiaoyang Xu
A major obstacle facing brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and strokes is the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB prevents the passage of certain molecules and pathogens from the circulatory system into the brain. Therefore, it is nearly impossible for therapeutic drugs to target the diseased cells without the assistance of carriers. Nanotechnology is an area of growing public interest; nanocarriers, such as polymer-based, lipid-based, and inorganic-based nanoparticles can be engineered in different sizes, shapes, and surface charges, and they can be modified with functional groups to enhance their penetration and targeting capabilities...
October 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045016/liquid-crystalline-networks-toward-regenerative-medicine-and-tissue-repair
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Daniele Martella, Paolo Paoli, Josè M Pioner, Leonardo Sacconi, Raffaele Coppini, Lorenzo Santini, Matteo Lulli, Elisabetta Cerbai, Diederik S Wiersma, Corrado Poggesi, Cecilia Ferrantini, Camilla Parmeggiani
The communication reports the use of liquid crystalline networks (LCNs) for engineering tissue cultures with human cells. Their ability as cell scaffolds for different cell lines is demonstrated. Preliminary assessments of the material biocompatibility are performed on human dermal fibroblasts and murine muscle cells (C2C12), demonstrating that coatings or other treatments are not needed to use the acrylate-based materials as support. Moreover, it is found that adherent C2C12 cells undergo differentiation, forming multinucleated myotubes, which show the typical elongated shape, and contain bundles of stress fibers...
October 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045010/characterization-of-carotenoids-in-rhodothermus-marinus
#16
Emanuel Y C Ron, Merichel Plaza, Thordis Kristjansdottir, Roya R R Sardari, Snaedis H Bjornsdottir, Steinn Gudmundsson, Gudmundur Oli Hreggvidsson, Charlotta Turner, Ed W J van Niel, Eva Nordberg-Karlsson
Rhodothermus marinus, a marine aerobic thermophile, was first isolated from an intertidal hot spring in Iceland. In recent years, the R. marinus strain PRI 493 has been genetically modified, which opens up possibilities for targeted metabolic engineering of the species, such as of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway. In this study, the carotenoids of the R. marinus type-strain DSM 4252(T) , strain DSM 4253, and strain PRI 493 were characterized. Bioreactor cultivations were used for pressurized liquid extraction and analyzed by ultra-high performance supercritical fluid chromatography with diode array and quadropole time-of-flight mass spectrometry detection (UHPSFC-DAD-QTOF/MS)...
October 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044984/3d-printed-calcium-phosphate-and-poly-caprolactone-composites-with-improved-mechanical-properties-and-preserved-microstructure
#17
Joseph B Vella, Ryan P Trombetta, Michael D Hoffman, Jason Inzana, Hani Awad, Danielle S W Benoit
Biphasic calcium phosphate scaffolds formed via 3D printing technology to exhibit porosity and chemical resorbability to promote osseointegration often lack the strength and toughness required to withstand loading in bone tissue engineering applications. Herein, sintering and CaP:poly(caprolactone) (PCL) composite formation were explored to improve 3D printed scaffold strength and toughness. Hydroxyapatite and α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) biphasic calcium powders were printed using phosphoric acid binder, which generated monetite and hydroxyapatite scaffolds...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044983/horseradish-peroxidase-catalyzed-hydrogelation-for-biomedical-biopharmaceutical-and-biofabrication-applications
#18
Shinji Sakai, Masaki Nakahata
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed hydrogelation has attracted much attention due to the ease of handling, high biocompatibility, and processability. This review summarizes recent developments including cutting-edge research using HRP-mediated hydrogelation toward biomedical, biopharmaceutical, and biofabrication applications. From the viewpoint of polymer chemistry, the basic chemistry behind hydrogelation, the structure-property relationship, and hybridization of multiple materials using HRP-catalyzed hydrogelation are summarized...
October 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044969/multichannel-charge-transfer-and-mechanistic-insight-in-metal-decorated-2d-2d-bi2-wo6-tio2-cascade-with-enhanced-photocatalytic-performance
#19
Lan Yuan, Bo Weng, Juan Carlos Colmenares, Yugang Sun, Yi-Jun Xu
Promising semiconductor-based photocatalysis toward achieving efficient solar-to-chemical energy conversion is an ideal strategy in response to the growing worldwide energy crisis, which however is often practically limited by the insufficient photoinduced charge-carrier separation. Here, a rational cascade engineering of Au nanoparticles (NPs) decorated 2D/2D Bi2 WO6 -TiO2 (B-T) binanosheets to foster the photocatalytic efficiency through the manipulated flow of multichannel-enhanced charge-carrier separation and transfer is reported...
October 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044893/tsynthetic-klebsiella-pneumoniae-shewanella-oneidensis-consortium-enables-glyc-erol-fed-high-performance-microbial-fuel-cells
#20
Feng Li, Changji Yin, Liming Sun, Yuanxiu Li, Xuewu Guo, Hao Song
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an eco-friendly bio-electrochemical system that uses mi-croorganism as biocatalyst to convert biomass into electricity. Glycerol, as a waste in the biodiesel refinery processes, is an appealing substrate for MFC. Nevertheless, glycerol cannot be utilized as carbon source by well-known exoelectrogens such as Shewanella oneidensis. Herein, to generate electricity by rapidly harnessing glycerol, we rationally constructed a Klebsiella pneumoniae-Shewanella oneidensis microbial consortium to efficiently harvest electricity from glycerol, in which K...
October 18, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
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