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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926875/ship2-regulates-lumen-generation-cell-division-and-ciliogenesis-through-the-control-of-basolateral-to-apical-lumen-localization-of-aurora-a-and-hef-1
#1
Ola Hamze-Komaiha, Sokavuth Sarr, Yannick Arlot-Bonnemains, Didier Samuel, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Lumen formation during epithelial morphogenesis requires the creation of a luminal space at cell interfaces named apical membrane-initiation sites (AMISs). This is dependent upon integrated signaling from mechanical and biochemical cues, vesicle trafficking, cell division, and processes tightly coupled to ciliogenesis. Deciphering relationships between polarity determinants and lumen or cilia generation remains a fundamental issue. Here, we report that Src homology 2 domain-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2), a basolateral determinant of polarity, regulates RhoA-dependent actin contractility and cell division to form AMISs...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926871/in%C3%A2-vivo-visualization-of-cardiomyocyte-apicobasal-polarity-reveals-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-like-transition-during-cardiac-trabeculation
#2
Vanesa Jiménez-Amilburu, S Javad Rasouli, David W Staudt, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Ayano Chiba, Naoki Mochizuki, Didier Y R Stainier
Despite great strides in understanding cardiac trabeculation, many mechanistic aspects remain unclear. To elucidate how cardiomyocyte shape changes are regulated during this process, we engineered transgenes to label their apical and basolateral membranes. Using these tools, we observed that compact-layer cardiomyocytes are clearly polarized while delaminating cardiomyocytes have lost their polarity. The apical transgene also enabled the imaging of cardiomyocyte apical constriction in real time. Furthermore, we found that Neuregulin signaling and blood flow/cardiac contractility are required for cardiomyocyte apical constriction and depolarization...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926869/robust-asymmetric-localization-of-planar-polarity-proteins-is-associated-with-organization-into-signalosome-like-domains-of-variable-stoichiometry
#3
Helen Strutt, Jessica Gamage, David Strutt
In developing epithelia, the core planar polarity proteins physically interact with each other and localize asymmetrically at opposite cell ends, forming intercellular complexes that link the polarity of neighboring cells. Using quantitative imaging to examine the composition of the core protein complex in vivo, we find that complex composition is unexpectedly plastic. The transmembrane proteins Frizzled and Flamingo form a stoichiometric nucleus in the complex, while the relative levels of the other four core proteins can vary independently...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926854/structural-characterization-and-statistical-mechanical-model-of-epidermal-patterns
#4
Duyu Chen, Wen Yih Aw, Danelle Devenport, Salvatore Torquato
In proliferating epithelia of mammalian skin, cells of irregular polygon-like shapes pack into complex, nearly flat two-dimensional structures that are pliable to deformations. In this work, we employ various sensitive correlation functions to quantitatively characterize structural features of evolving packings of epithelial cells across length scales in mouse skin. We find that the pair statistics in direct space (correlation function) and Fourier space (structure factor) of the cell centroids in the early stages of embryonic development show structural directional dependence (statistical anisotropy), which is a reflection of the fact that cells are stretched, which promotes uniaxial growth along the epithelial plane...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926852/polar-localization-of-the-serine-chemoreceptor-of-escherichia-coli-is-nucleoid-exclusion-dependent
#5
Ramakanth Neeli-Venkata, Sofia Startceva, Teppo Annila, Andre S Ribeiro
We studied whether nucleoid exclusion contributes to the segregation and retention of Tsr chemoreceptor clusters at the cell poles. Using live time-lapse, single-cell microscopy measurements, we show that the single-cell spatial distributions of Tsr clusters have heterogeneities and asymmetries that are consistent with nucleoid exclusion and cannot be explained by the diffusion-and-capture mechanism supported by Tol-Pal complexes at the poles. Also, in cells subjected to ampicillin, which enhances relative nucleoid lengths, Tsr clusters locate relatively closer to the cell extremities, whereas in anucleated cells (deletion mutants for mukB), the Tsr clusters are closer to midcell...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926823/aliidiomarina-soli-sp-nov-isolated-from-saline-alkaline-soil
#6
Lian Xu, Ji-Quan Sun, Li-Juan Wang, Xiao-Zhen Liu, Yin-Yao Ji, Zhong-Qiu Shao, Xiao-Lei Wu
A Gram-staining-negative, motile, non-spore-forming bacterium designated strain Y4G10-17T was isolated from the saline-alkali farmland top soil, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Strain Y4G10-17T could grow at 4-45°C (with 30°C as the optimal temperature), pH 6.0-12.0 (optimal at pH 9.0), and in the presence of 1.0-12.0 % (w/v) NaCl (optimal at 4.0-6.0 %). Phylogenetic analysis based on the eight different copies of the 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain Y4G10-17T shared the highest sequence similarities with Aliidiomarina maris CF12-14T, 97...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926821/algoriphagus-aestuariicola-sp-nov-isolated-from-estuary-sediment
#7
Xiaomeng Jia, Baolei Jia, Kyung Hyun Kim, Che Ok Jeon
A Gram-staining-negative and strictly aerobic bacterium, designated strain S2-A1T, was isolated from estuary sediment in South Korea. Cells of strain S2-A1T were oxidase- and catalase-positive rods without a gliding motility. Growth was observed at 15-40 °C (optimum, 37 °C), at pH 6.0-10.0 (optimum, pH 7.0-7.5) and in the presence of 0-4.0 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 0.5-1.0 %). The sole respiratory quinone was MK-7. Iso-C15:0, summed feature 3 (comprising C16:1 ω7c/C16:1 ω6c) and summed feature 9 (comprising iso-C17:1 ω9c/C16:0 10-methyl) were found as the major fatty acids (>5 % of the total fatty acids)...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926820/altererythrobacter-salegens-sp-nov-a-slightly-halophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-surface-sediment
#8
Xiaoyan Liang, Huina Lin, Kailing Wang, Yunjing Liao, Qiliang Lai, Ying Xu, Changyun Wang
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped and slightly halophilic bacterium, strain XY-R17T, was isolated from the surface sediment of Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site birdwatch in Hong Kong. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain XY-R17T exhibited a 96.5% similarity to that of the type strain Altererythrobacter atlanticus. Optimal growth occurred at pH 7.0-7.5, 3%-8% (w/v) NaCl, 28-30˚C. The major respiratory quinone was Ubiquinone-10. The principal fatty acids were summed feature 8 (C18:1ω7c and/or C18:1ω6c), summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c) and 11-methyl C18:1ω7c...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926525/apoptosis-linked-gene-2-promotes-breast-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-by-regulating-the-cytoskeleton
#9
Juan Qin, Dengwen Li, Yunqiang Zhou, Songbo Xie, Xin Du, Ziwei Hao, Ruming Liu, Xinqi Liu, Min Liu, Jun Zhou
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women. Although it begins as local disease, breast cancer frequently metastasizes to the lymph nodes and distant organs. Therefore, novel therapeutic targets are needed for the management of this disease. Apoptosis-linked gene 2 (ALG-2) is a calcium-binding protein crucial for diverse physiological processes and has recently been implicated in cancer development. However, it remains unclear whether this protein is involved in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. Here, we demonstrate that the expression of ALG-2 is significantly upregulated in breast cancer tissues and is correlated with clinicopathological characteristics indicative of tumor malignancy...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926504/the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-on-human-th17-cells-via-ror%C3%AE-t-histone-acetylation
#10
Yi-Ching Lin, Yu-Chih Lin, Cheng-Chin Wu, Ming-Yii Huang, Wen-Chan Tsai, Chih-Hsing Hung, Po-Lin Kuo
The presence of interleukin (IL)-17-related cytokines correlates with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Epigenetic modifications, including histone acetylation, regulate gene expression in RA pathogenesis. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors such as etanercept and adalimumab, represent a breakthrough in RA treatment. We aimed to investigate the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on human Th17-polarized cells and the possible intracellular regulators of these effects, including the Th17-specific transcription factors signal transducer, activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), retinoid-related orphan receptor γ-T (RORγt) and epigenetic modification...
December 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925750/high-fidelity-bidirectional-nuclear-qubit-initialization-in-sic
#11
Viktor Ivády, Paul V Klimov, Kevin C Miao, Abram L Falk, David J Christle, Krisztián Szász, Igor A Abrikosov, David D Awschalom, Adam Gali
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is an attractive method for initializing nuclear spins that are strongly coupled to optically active electron spins because it functions at room temperature and does not require strong magnetic fields. In this Letter, we theoretically demonstrate that DNP, with near-unity polarization efficiency, can be generally realized in weakly coupled electron spin-nuclear spin systems. Furthermore, we theoretically and experimentally show that the nuclear spin polarization can be reversed by magnetic field variations as small as 0...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925734/universal-hydrodynamic-mechanisms-for-crystallization-in-active-colloidal-suspensions
#12
Rajesh Singh, R Adhikari
The lack of detailed balance in active colloidal suspensions allows dissipation to determine stationary states. Here we show that slow viscous flow produced by polar or apolar active colloids near plane walls mediates attractive hydrodynamic forces that drive crystallization. Hydrodynamically mediated torques tend to destabilize the crystal but stability can be regained through critical amounts of bottom heaviness or chiral activity. Numerical simulations show that crystallization is not nucleational, as in equilibrium, but is preceded by a spinodal-like instability...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925725/analogy-between-the-hidden-order-and-the-orbital-antiferromagnetism-in-uru_-2-x-fe_-x-si_-2
#13
H-H Kung, S Ran, N Kanchanavatee, V Krapivin, A Lee, J A Mydosh, K Haule, M B Maple, G Blumberg
We study URu_{2-x}Fe_{x}Si_{2}, in which two types of staggered phases compete at low temperature as the iron concentration x is varied: the nonmagnetic "hidden order" (HO) phase below the critical concentration x_{c}, and unconventional antiferromagnetic (AFM) phase above x_{c}. By using polarization resolved Raman spectroscopy, we detect a collective mode of pseudovectorlike A_{2g} symmetry whose energy continuously evolves with increasing x; it monotonically decreases in the HO phase until it vanishes at x=x_{c}, and then reappears with increasing energy in the AFM phase...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925724/interface-structure-band-alignment-and-built-in-potentials-at-lafeo_-3-n-srtio_-3-heterojunctions
#14
Ryan Comes, Scott Chambers
Interface structure at polar-nonpolar interfaces has been shown to be a key factor in controlling emergent behavior in oxide heterostructures, including the LaFeO_{3}/n-SrTiO_{3} system. We demonstrate via high-energy-resolution x-ray photoemission that epitaxial LaFeO_{3}/n-SrTiO_{3}(001) heterojunctions engineered to have opposite interface polarities exhibit very similar band offsets and potential gradients within the LaFeO_{3} films. However, differences in the potential gradient within the SrTiO_{3} layer depending on polarity may promote hole diffusion into LaFeO_{3} for applications in photocatalysis...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925698/frustrated-lewis-pairs-like-reactivity-of-rare-earth-metal-complexes-1-4-addition-reactions-and-polymerizations-of-conjugated-polar-alkenes
#15
Pengfei Xu, Yingming Yao, Xin Xu
Three rare-earth aryloxide ion pairs ([L1REOAr]+[B(C6F5)4]-; L1 = CH3C(2,6-iPr2C6H3N)CHC(CH3)(NCH2CH2PPh2); RE = Sc, Y, Lu; Ar = 2,6-tBu2C6H3) are reported, which feature RE/P combinations exhibiting frustrated Lewis pair (FLP)-like 1,4-addition reactions towards conjugated carbonyl substrates e.g. enone, ynone and acrylic substrates. Furthermore, these RE/P complexes are found to be effective catalysts for polymerizations of conjugated polar alkene monomers. Mechanistic studies reveal that the polymerizations are initiated by novel FLP-type 1,4-additions, rather than traditional and ubiquitous covalent RE-E (E = H, C, N, etc...
December 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925688/rare-deleterious-pard3-variants-in-the-apkc-binding-region-are-implicated-in-the-pathogenesis-of-human-cranial-neural-tube-defects-via-disrupting-apical-tight-junction-formation
#16
Xiaoli Chen, Yu An, Yonghui Gao, Liu Guo, Lei Rui, Hua Xie, Mei Sun, Siv Lam Hung, Xiaoming Sheng, Jizhen Zou, Yihua Bao, Hongyan Guan, Bo Niu, Zandong Li, Richard H Finnell, James F Gusella, Bai-Lin Wu, Ting Zhang
Increasing evidence that mutation of planar cell polarity (PCP) genes contributes to human cranial NTD susceptibility prompted us to hypothesize that rare variants of genes in the core apical-basal polarity (ABP) pathway are risk factors for cranial NTDs. In this study, we screened for rare genomic variation of PARD3 in 138 cranial NTD cases and 274 controls. Overall, the rare deleterious variants of PARD3 were significantly associated with increased risk for cranial NTDs (11/138 vs.7/274, p<0.05, OR = 3...
December 7, 2016: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925279/method-to-account-for-the-effect-of-hydrodynamics-on-polar-organic-compound-uptake-by-passive-samplers
#17
Kees Booij, Natasja L Maarsen, Matthijs Theeuwen, Ronald van Bommel
Mass transfer coefficients of the water boundary layer (kw ) were measured using alabaster dissolution kinetics in a diffusion cell that was operated at stirring rates between 90 and 600 min(-1) , aiming to provide a more robust characterisation of the effect of hydrodynamics on the uptake of polar compounds by passive samplers, as compared with characterisations in terms of stirring rates and water flow velocities. The measured kw helped to quantitatively understand calcium sulphate transport through a poly(ethersulfone) membrane and two water boundary layers (at both sides of the membrane)...
December 7, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925230/role-of-abc-transporters-in-trans-epithelial-transport-of-vitamin-k-antagonists
#18
Bernadette Espana, Solange Couturier, Caroline Prouillac
Vitamin K antagonists remain (VKAs) the oral anticoagulant of choice of venous thromboembolic disease. These drugs are characterized by a large inter-individual variability requiring frequent dose tailoring. Genetic polymorphisms for cytochrome CYP2C9 and VKORC1 explain some of the variability, especially in warfarin and acenocoumarol responses. The aim of this study is to assess on cell models the role of ABC transporters in the intestinal transfer of the main coumarin derivatives (warfarin, acenocoumarol) and indanedione derivatives (phenindione, fluindione)...
December 7, 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924973/selection-of-aptamers-based-on-a-protein-microarray-integrated-with-a-microfluidic-chip
#19
Xiaohui Liu, Hui Li, Wenchao Jia, Zhu Chen, Danke Xu
We developed an efficient and fast method based on a protein microarray integrated with a microfluidic chip for the process of SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment). Lactoferrin from bovine milk was used as a target protein, while bovine serum albumin (BSA), α-lactalbumin, β-lactoglobulin and casein were used as negative proteins. They were separately dotted and immobilized to prepare the protein microarray and the resulting microarray was further integrated into a microfluidic chip for the SELEX (PMM-SELEX) process...
December 7, 2016: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924933/all-silicon-ultra-broadband-infrared-light-absorbers
#20
Kazim Gorgulu, Abdullah Gok, Mehmet Yilmaz, Kagan Topalli, Necmi Bıyıklı, Ali K Okyay
Absorbing infrared radiation efficiently is important for critical applications such as thermal imaging and infrared spectroscopy. Common infrared absorbing materials are not standard in Si VLSI technology. We demonstrate ultra-broadband mid-infrared absorbers based purely on silicon. Broadband absorption is achieved by the combined effects of free carrier absorption, and vibrational and plasmonic absorption resonances. The absorbers, consisting of periodically arranged silicon gratings, can be fabricated using standard optical lithography and deep reactive ion etching techniques, allowing for cost-effective and wafer-scale fabrication of micro-structures...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
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