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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541697/covalent-co-o-v-and-sb-n-bonds-enable-polyoxovanadate-charge-control
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Maren Rasmussen, Christian Näther, Jan van Leusen, Paul Kögerler, Lyuben Zhechkov, Thoma Heine, Wolfgang Bensch
The formation of [{Co(II)(teta)2}{Co(II)2(tren)(teta)2}V(IV)15Sb(III)6O42(H2O)]·ca.9H2O [teta = triethylenetetraamine; tren = tris(2-aminoethyl)amine] illustrates a strategy toward reducing the molecular charge of polyoxovanadates, a key challenge in their use as components in single-molecule electronics. Here, a V-O-Co bond to a binuclear Co(2+)-centered complex and a Sb-N bond to the terminal N atom of a teta ligand of a mononuclear Co(2+) complex allow for full charge compensation of the archetypal molecular magnet [V15Sb6O42(H2O)](6-)...
May 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538156/a-simple-marker-assisted-3d-nanometer-drift-correction-method-for-superresolution-microscopy
#2
Hongqiang Ma, Jianquan Xu, Jingyi Jin, Yi Huang, Yang Liu
High-precision fluorescence microscopy such as superresolution imaging or single-particle tracking often requires an online drift correction method to maintain the stability of the three-dimensional (3D) position of the sample at a nanometer precision throughout the entire data acquisition process. Current online drift correction methods require modification of the existing two-dimensional (2D) fluorescence microscope with additional optics and detectors, which can be cumbersome and limit its use in many biological laboratories...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536392/personalized-dosimetry-for-radionuclide-therapy-using-molecular-imaging-tools
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REVIEW
Michael Ljungberg, Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner
For treatment of systemic malignancies, when external radiation therapy is not applicable, radionuclide therapy can be an alternative. In this form of therapy, radionuclides are administered to the patient, often in a form where the radionuclide is labelled to a molecule that plays the active part in the localization of the tumor. Since the aim is to impart lethal damage to tumor cells while maintaining possible side-effects to normal tissues at tolerable levels, a proper and accurate personalized dosimetry should be a pre-requisite...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534896/coupling-between-the-photo-excited-cyclic-%C3%AF-system-and-the-4f-electronic-system-in-a-lanthanide-single-molecule-magnet
#4
K Kizaki, H Ozawa, T Kobayashi, R Matsuoka, Y Sakaguchi, A Fuyuhiro, T Fukuda, N Ishikawa
A new type of electronic interaction which couples two angular momenta, i.e. the angular momentum of a localized 4f system (J) and an orbital angular momentum generated in a cyclic π conjugated system by irradiation with a circularly-polarized light, has been identified in a lanthanide single molecule magnet.
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534613/flashbody-a-next-generation-fluobody-with-fluorescence-intensity-enhanced-by-antigen-binding
#5
Devina Wongso, Jinhua Dong, Hiroshi Ueda, Tetsuya Kitaguchi
Fluorescent probes are valuable tools for visualizing the spatiotemporal dynamics of molecules in living cells. Here we developed a genetically-encoded antibody probe with antigen-dependent fluorescence intensity called "Flashbody". We first created a fusion of EGFP to the single chain variable region fragment (scFv) of antibody against seven amino acids of the bone Gla protein C-terminus (BGPC7) called BGP Fluobody, which successfully showed the intracellular localization of BGPC7-tagged protein. To generate BGP Flashbody, circularly permuted GFP was inserted in between two variable region fragments, and the linkers were optimized, resulting in fluorescence intensity increase of 300% upon binding with BGPC7 in a dose-dependent manner...
May 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534586/desorption-of-co-from-individual-ruthenium-porphyrin-molecules-on-a-copper-surface-via-an-inelastic-tunnelling-process
#6
Takuma Omiya, Paolo Poli, Heike Arnolds, Rasmita Raval, Mats Persson, Yousoo Kim
The coordination of CO to metalloporphyrins changes their electronic and magnetic properties. Here we locally desorb CO molecules from a single ruthenium tetraphenylporphyrin carbonyl (CO-RuTPP) on Cu(110) using STM. The desorption is triggered by the injection of holes into the occupied states of the adsorbate using an unusual two-carrier process.
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529036/qx-oh-a-qx-314-derivative-agent-produces-long-acting-local-anesthesia-in-rats
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YuJun Zhang, Jun Yang, QinQin Yin, LingHui Yang, Jin Liu, WenSheng Zhang
QX-314 has been shown to produce long-acting local anesthesia in vivo in animals; however, translation to humans has been impeded by concerns about toxicity. We investigated whether the newly emerged QX-OH molecule could confer long-lasting anesthesia with a low local toxicity in rats. In rat sciatic nerve block model, QX-OH 25mM produced a longer sensory block than QX-314 25mM (median [25th, 75th percentiles], 5.5 [4.25, 6] h vs. 3 [3, 4] h; P=0.03). QX-OH 35mM produced a longer sensory block than QX-314 35mM (8 [6, 12] h vs...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528641/preserving-the-photoswitching-ability-of-standard-fluorescent-proteins-for-correlative-in-resin-super-resolution-and-electron-microscopy
#8
Errin Johnson, Rainer Kaufmann
There are many different correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) techniques available. The use of super-resolution microscopy in CLEM is an emerging application and while offering the obvious advantages of improved resolution in the fluorescence image, and therefore more precise correlation to electron microscopy (EM) ultrastructure, it also presents new challenges. Choice of fluorophore, method of fixation, and timing of the fluorescence imaging are critical to the success of super-resolution CLEM and the relative importance, and technical difficulty, of each of these factors depends on the type of super-resolution microscopy being employed...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527446/single-molecule-spin-orientation-control-by-an-electric-field
#9
Yachao Zhang
We report the effects of an electric field E on the spin orientations of nickelocene (Nc) deposited on the Cu surfaces by means of first-principles calculations. We employ the Hubbard-U corrected van der Waals density functional to take into account the strong correlation effects of the localized 3d electrons and the non-covalent binding involved in the molecule-surface coupling. We show that the deposited Nc molecule can switch between in-plane (in small E-field) and perpendicular magnetization (in large E-field)...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527435/gauge-invariant-theory-for-super-high-resolution-raman-images
#10
Sai Duan, Guangjun Tian, Zhen Xie, Yi Luo
The use of a highly localized plasmonic field has enabled us to achieve sub-nanometer resolution of Raman images for single molecules. The inhomogeneous spatial distribution of plasmonic field has become an important factor that controls the interaction between the light and the molecule. We present here a gauge invariant interaction Hamiltonian (GIIH) to take into account the non-uniformity of the electromagnetic field distribution in the non-relativistic regime. The theory has been implemented for both resonant and nonresonant Raman processes within the sum-over-state framework...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526562/new-intracellular-activities-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-shine-in-the-moonlight
#11
REVIEW
Parker G Jobin, Georgina S Butler, ChristopherM Overall
Adaption of a single protein to perform multiple independent functions facilitates functional plasticity of the proteome allowing a limited number of protein-coding genes to perform a multitude of cellular processes. Multifunctionality is achievable by post-translational modifications and by modulating subcellular localization. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), classically viewed as degraders of the extracellular matrix (ECM) responsible for matrix protein turnover, are more recently recognized as regulators of a range of extracellular bioactive molecules including chemokines, cytokines, and their binders...
May 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522739/imaging-macrophage-accumulation-in-a-murine-model-of-chronic-pancreatitis-with-125-i-iododpa-spect-ct
#12
Catherine A Foss, Liansheng Liu, Ronnie C Mease, Haofan Wang, Pankaj Pasricha, Martin G Pomper
Background and Aims: Pancreatitis remains a diagnostic challenge in patients with mild to moderate disease, with current imaging modalities inadequate. Given the prominent macrophage infiltrate in chronic pancreatitis, we hypothesized that (125)I-iodo-DPA-713 (iodoDPA), a small-molecule radiotracer that specifically targets macrophages, could be used with single photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) to image pancreatic inflammation in a relevant experimental model. Methods: Chronic pancreatitis was induced in C57BL/6 mice with cerulein and were contrasted with vehicle-injected controls...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518172/super-resolution-microscopy-with-dna-paint
#13
Joerg Schnitzbauer, Maximilian T Strauss, Thomas Schlichthaerle, Florian Schueder, Ralf Jungmann
Super-resolution techniques have begun to transform biological and biomedical research by allowing researchers to observe structures well below the classic diffraction limit of light. DNA points accumulation for imaging in nanoscale topography (DNA-PAINT) offers an easy-to-implement approach to localization-based super-resolution microscopy, owing to the use of DNA probes. In DNA-PAINT, transient binding of short dye-labeled ('imager') oligonucleotides to their complementary target ('docking') strands creates the necessary 'blinking' to enable stochastic super-resolution microscopy...
June 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513712/charge-transport-in-c60-based-single-molecule-junctions-with-graphene-electrodes
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Susanne Leitherer, Pedro B Coto, Konrad Ullmann, Heiko B Weber, Michael Thoss
We investigate charge transport in C60-based single-molecule junctions with graphene electrodes employing a combination of density functional theory (DFT) electronic structure calculations and Landauer transport theory. In particular, the dependence of the transport properties on the conformation of the molecular bridge and the type of termination of the graphene electrodes is investigated. Furthermore, electron pathways through the junctions are analyzed using the theory of local currents. The results reveal, in agreement with previous experiments, a pronounced dependence of the transport properties on the bias polarity, which is rationalized in terms of the electronic structure of the molecule...
May 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513072/self-assembly-and-local-manipulation-of-au-pyridyl-coordination-networks-on-metal-surfaces
#15
Yang Song, Yuxu Wang, Qiao Jin, Kun Zhou, Ziliang Shi, Pei-Nian Liu, Yu-Qiang Ma
Here, using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), we demonstrate that Au-pyridyl coordination can be used to assemble two-dimensional coordination network structures on metal surfaces, whose polymorphism can be manipulated at both the micro- and nanoscale. Using the same organic ligand, we assembled two distinct polymorphic network structures, which were respectively assisted by threefold Au-pyridyl coordination on Ag(111) with predeposited Au atoms (α-network), and by twofold Au-pyridyl coordination on Au(111) (β-network)...
May 17, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510459/efficient-round-trip-time-optimization-for-replica-exchange-enveloping-distribution-sampling-re-eds
#16
Dominik Sidler, Michael Cristòfol-Clough, Sereina Riniker
Replica-exchange enveloping distribution sampling (RE-EDS) allows the efficient estimation of free-energy differences between multiple end-states from a single molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. In EDS, a reference state is sampled, which can be tuned by two types of parameters, i.e., smoothness parameters(s) and energy offsets, such that all end-states are sufficiently sampled. However, the choice of these parameters is not trivial. Replica exchange (RE) or parallel tempering is a widely applied technique to enhance sampling...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509533/a-low-cost-label-free-biosensing-bimetallic-cellulose-strip-with-silar-synthesized-silver-core-gold-shell-nanoparticle-structures
#17
Wansun Kim, Jae-Chul Lee, Gi-Ja Lee, Hun-Kuk Park, Anbok Lee, Samjin Choi
We introduce a label-free biosensing cellulose strip sensor with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-encoded bimetallic core@shell nanoparticles. Bimetallic nanoparticles consisting of a synthesis of core Ag nanoparticles (AgNP) and a synthesis of shell gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were fabricated on a cellulose substrate by two-stage successive ionic layer absorption and reaction (SILAR) techniques. The bimetallic nanoparticle-enhanced localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effects were theoretically verified by computational calculations with finite element models of optimized bimetallic nanoparticles interacting with an incident laser source...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508356/progress-and-potential-of-imaging-mass-spectrometry-applied-to-biomarker-discovery
#18
Jusal Quanico, Julien Franck, Maxence Wisztorski, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier
Mapping provides a direct means to assess the impact of protein biomarkers and puts into context their relevance in the type of cancer being examined. To this end, mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) was developed to provide the needed spatial information which is missing in traditional liquid-based mass spectrometric proteomics approaches. Aptly described as a "molecular histology" technique, MSI gives an additional dimension in characterizing tumor biopsies, allowing for mapping of hundreds of molecules in a single analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508080/direct-quantitative-measurement-of-the-c%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-h-c-bond-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#19
Shigeki Kawai, Tomohiko Nishiuchi, Takuya Kodama, Peter Spijker, Rémy Pawlak, Tobias Meier, John Tracey, Takashi Kubo, Ernst Meyer, Adam S Foster
The hydrogen atom-the smallest and most abundant atom-is of utmost importance in physics and chemistry. Although many analysis methods have been applied to its study, direct observation of hydrogen atoms in a single molecule remains largely unexplored. We use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to resolve the outermost hydrogen atoms of propellane molecules via very weak C═O⋅⋅⋅H-C hydrogen bonding just before the onset of Pauli repulsion. The direct measurement of the interaction with a hydrogen atom paves the way for the identification of three-dimensional molecules such as DNAs and polymers, building the capabilities of AFM toward quantitative probing of local chemical reactivity...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507390/high-quality-pvd-graphene-growth-by-fullerene-decomposition-on-cu-foils
#20
J Azpeitia, G Otero-Irurueta, I Palacio, J I Martinez, N Ruiz Del Árbol, G Santoro, A Gutiérrez, L Aballe, M Foerster, M Kalbac, V Vales, F J Mompeán, M García-Hernández, J A Martín-Gago, C Munuera, M F López
We present a new protocol to grow large-area, high-quality single-layer graphene on Cu foils at relatively low temperatures. We use C60 molecules evaporated in ultra high vacuum conditions as carbon source. This clean environment results in a strong reduction of oxygen-containing groups as depicted by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Unzipping of C60 is thermally promoted by annealing the substrate at 800ºC during evaporation. The graphene layer extends over areas larger than the Cu crystallite size, although it is changing its orientation with respect to the surface in the wrinkles and grain boundaries, producing a modulated ring in the low energy electron diffraction (LEED) pattern...
August 2017: Carbon
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