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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926871/in%C3%A2-vivo-visualization-of-cardiomyocyte-apicobasal-polarity-reveals-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-like-transition-during-cardiac-trabeculation
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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/27926854/structural-characterization-and-statistical-mechanical-model-of-epidermal-patterns
#2
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/27926848/constriction-by-dynamin-elasticity-versus-adhesion
#3
Zachary A McDargh, Pablo Vázquez-Montejo, Jemal Guven, Markus Deserno
Any cellular fission process is completed when the neck connecting almost-separate membrane compartments is severed. This crucial step is somehow accomplished by proteins from the dynamin family, which polymerize into helical spirals around such necks. Much research has been devoted to elucidating the specifics of that somehow, but despite no shortage of ideas, the question is not settled. Pictorially obvious notions of strangling or pushing are difficult to render in mechanically precise terms. Moreover, because dynamin is a GTPase, it is tempting to speculate that it has a motor activity that assists the necessary severing action, but again the underlying mechanics is not obvious...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926820/altererythrobacter-salegens-sp-nov-a-slightly-halophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-surface-sediment
#4
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/27926753/in-vivo-observation-of-lens-regeneration-in-rat-using-ultra-long-scan-depth-optical-coherence-tomography
#5
Kai-Jing Zhou, Yi-Ni Li, Fu-Rong Huang, Qin-Mei Wang, A-Yong Yu
Purpose: To evaluate morphologic changes of lens regeneration in rats in vivo after extracapsular lens extraction (ECLE) by ultra-long scan depth optical coherence tomography (UL-OCT). Methods: A total of 42 Sprague-Dawley rats were used in this study. We performed ECLE on the right eyes of animals in the surgery group (n = 34). Biomicroscopy and UL-OCT scans were carried out for the surgery group immediately (within 1 hour postoperatively) and at days 1 and 3, weeks 1 and 2, and months 1, 2, and 3 postoperatively...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926738/corrigendum-mitochondrial-and-nuclear-dna-matching-shapes-metabolism-and-healthy-ageing
#6
Ana Latorre-Pellicer, Raquel Moreno-Loshuertos, Ana Victoria Lechuga-Vieco, Fátima Sánchez-Cabo, Carlos Torroja, Rebeca Acín-Pérez, Enrique Calvo, Esther Aix, Andrés González-Guerra, Angela Logan, María Luisa Bernad-Miana, Eduardo Romanos, Raquel Cruz, Sara Cogliati, Beatriz Sobrino, Ángel Carracedo, Acisclo Pérez-Martos, Patricio Fernández-Silva, Jesús Ruíz-Cabello, Michael P Murphy, Ignacio Flores, Jesús Vázquez, José Antonio Enríquez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926628/variants-of-tph2-interact-with-fast-visual-processing-as-assessed-by-metacontrast
#7
Margus Maksimov, Mariliis Vaht, Carolina Murd, Jaanus Harro, Talis Bachmann
Sensitivity to threatening or otherwise unpleasant visual stimuli has become a widely used measure of potential vulnerability/resilience. Basically, experiments using this strategy present brief stimuli, often followed by a mask, and individuals' sensitivity is measured. However, it has not been asked whether the individual differences in threat detection or adaptive resilience associated with genetic variability-related endophenotypes might be just a function of some basic visual functions involved in processing and reporting brief visual stimuli without any emotional content...
December 6, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926446/how-motivation-and-reward-learning-modulate-selective-attention
#8
A Bourgeois, L Chelazzi, P Vuilleumier
Motivational stimuli such as rewards elicit adaptive responses and influence various cognitive functions. Notably, increasing evidence suggests that stimuli with particular motivational values can strongly shape perception and attention. These effects resemble both selective top-down and stimulus-driven attentional orienting, as they depend on internal states but arise without conscious will, yet they seem to reflect attentional systems that are functionally and anatomically distinct from those classically associated with frontoparietal cortical networks in the brain...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926378/automated-segmentation-of-white-matter-fiber-bundles-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-data-and-a-new-density-based-clustering-algorithm
#9
Tahereh Kamali, Daniel Stashuk
OBJECTIVE: Robust and accurate segmentation of brain white matter (WM) fiber bundles assists in diagnosing and assessing progression or remission of neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, autism and depression. Supervised segmentation methods are infeasible in most applications since generating gold standards is too costly. Hence, there is a growing interest in designing unsupervised methods. However, most conventional unsupervised methods require the number of clusters be known in advance which is not possible in most applications...
October 2016: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925746/single-photon-absorber-based-on-strongly-interacting-rydberg-atoms
#10
C Tresp, C Zimmer, I Mirgorodskiy, H Gorniaczyk, A Paris-Mandoki, S Hofferberth
We report on the realization of a free-space single-photon absorber, which deterministically absorbs exactly one photon from an input pulse. Our scheme is based on the saturation of an optically thick medium by a single photon due to Rydberg blockade. By converting one absorbed input photon into a stationary Rydberg excitation, decoupled from the light field through fast engineered dephasing, we blockade the full atomic cloud and change our optical medium from opaque to transparent. We show that this results in the subtraction of one photon from the input pulse over a wide range of input photon numbers...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925714/how-many-body-correlations-and-%C3%AE-clustering-shape-6-he
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Carolina Romero-Redondo, Sofia Quaglioni, Petr Navrátil, Guillaume Hupin
The Borromean ^{6}He nucleus is an exotic system characterized by two halo neutrons orbiting around a compact ^{4}He (or α) core, in which the binary subsystems are unbound. The simultaneous reproduction of its small binding energy and extended matter and point-proton radii has been a challenge for ab initio theoretical calculations based on traditional bound-state methods. Using soft nucleon-nucleon interactions based on chiral effective field theory potentials, we show that supplementing the model space with ^{4}He+n+n cluster degrees of freedom largely solves this issue...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925696/transperineal-sonography-and-urodynamic-findings-in-women-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-sling-placement
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Peter Takacs, Kindra Larson, Lauren Scott, Tina D Cunningham, Sarah C DeShields, Alfred Abuhamad
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dynamic 2-dimensional (2D) transperineal pelvic sonographic findings and urodynamic studies in women with lower urinary tract symptoms after midurethral sling placement. METHODS: Transperineal pelvic sonography and urodynamic studies were reviewed from women with a midurethral sling and lower urinary tract symptoms. The shape and sonographic dynamic change of the sling from the rest position to the maximum Valsalva maneuver and back to rest were recorded...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925562/shaping-the-future-leaders-of-community-nursing
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Lynne Pearce
The Future Community Leaders programme is being developed by the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) under the guidance of its newly appointed programme manager, Sharon Aldridge-Bent.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925483/application-of-gray-level-mapping-in-computed-tomographic-colonography-a-pilot-study-to-compare-with-traditional-surface-rendering-method-for-identification-and-differentiation-of-endoluminal-lesions
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Lih-Shyang Chen, Ta-Wen Hsu, Shao-Jer Chen, Shu-Han Chang, Chih-Wen Lin, Yu-Ruei Chen, Chin-Chiang Hsieh, Shu-Chen Han, Ku-Yaw Chang, Chun-Ju Hou
OBJECTIVES: In traditional surface rendering (SR) Computed tomographic endoscopy, only shape of endoluminal lesion is depicted without gray level information unless the volume rendering technique is used. However volume rendering technique is relatively slow and complex in terms of computation time and parameter setting. We use computed tomographic colonography (CTC) images as examples and report a new visualization technique by three dimensional (3D) gray level mapping (GM) to better identify and differentiate endoluminal lesions...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925439/surface-faceting-and-reconstruction-of-ceria-nanoparticles
#15
Chengwu Yang, Xiaojuan Yu, Stefan Heißler, Alexei Nefedov, Sara Colussi, Jordi Llorca, Alessandro Trovarelli, Yuemin Wang, Christof Wöll
The surface atomic arrangement of metal oxides determines their physical and chemical properties, and the ability to control and optimize structural parameters is of crucial importance for many applications, in particular in heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis. Whereas the structures of macroscopic single crystals can be determined with established methods, for nanoparticles (NPs), this is a challenging task. Herein, we describe the use of CO as a probe molecule to determine the structure of the surfaces exposed by rod-shaped ceria NPs...
December 7, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925173/potential-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-cancer-patients-from-bio-markers-to-therapeutic-targets
#16
REVIEW
Subash Chandra Gupta, Yashoda Nandan Tripathi
Because of high specificity and easy detection in the tissues, serum, plasma, urine and saliva, interest in exploring the potential of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer patients continues to increase. LncRNAs have shown potential as a bio-marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of bladder cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and many other cancer types. Some lncRNAs have also been used as adjunct to improve the specificity and sensitivity of existing biomarkers. The molecular tools such as RNA-seq, RNA-FISH, ic-SHAPE and quantitative real-time PCR have been used for examining the lncRNAs' potential...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924996/n-heterocyclic-carbene-or-phosphorus-ylide-which-one-forms-a-stronger-bond-with-group-11-metals-a-theoretical-study
#17
Mehdi Bayat, Asieh Sedghi, Leila Ebrahimkhani, Seyyed Javad Sabounchei
N-Heterocyclic carbene and phosphorus ylides are inorganic and organometallic ligands, and their coordination chemistry with transition elements, particularly group 11 metals, would be noticeable. This study seeks to characterize the structure and nature of the C→M bond of group 11 metals (M = Cu(i), Ag(i), Au(i)) in coordination with different monodentate phosphorus ylides {P(Ph)3CHR} and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC(R)) (where R = F, Cl, Br, CF3, CH3, H, C(CH3)3, Si(CH3)3, SiH3, Ph). In this regard, DFT calculations with the PBE/def2-TZVP level of theory were applied...
December 7, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924986/a-nasba-on-microgel-tethered-molecular-beacon-microarray-for-real-time-microbial-molecular-diagnostics
#18
Y Ma, X Dai, T Hong, G B Munk, M Libera
Despite their many advantages and successes, molecular beacon (MB) hybridization probes have not been extensively used in microarray formats because of the complicating probe-substrate interactions that increase the background intensity. We have previously shown that tethering to surface-patterned microgels is an effective means for localizing MB probes to specific surface locations in a microarray format while simultaneously maintaining them in as water-like an environment as possible and minimizing probe-surface interactions...
December 7, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924857/electrohydrodynamic-assisted-assembly-of-hierarchically-structured-3d-crumpled-nanostructures-for-efficient-solar-conversions
#19
Hidetaka Ishihara, Yen-Chang Chen, Nicholas De Marco, Oliver Lin, Chih-Meng Huang, Vipawee Limsakoune, Yi-Chia Chou, Yang Yang, Vincent Tung
The tantalizing prospect of harnessing the unique properties of graphene crumpled nanostructures continues to fuel tremendous interest in energy storage and harvesting applications. However, the paper ball-like, hard texture, and closed-sphere morphology of current 3D graphitic nanostructure production not only constricts the conductive pathways but also limits the accessible surface area. Here, we report new insights into electrohydrodynamically-generated droplets as colloidal nanoreactors in that the stimuli-responsive nature of reduced graphene oxide can lead to the formation of crumpled nanostructures with a combination of open structures and doubly curved, saddle-shaped edges...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924848/self-patterning-gd-nano-fibers-in-mg-gd-alloys
#20
Yangxin Li, Jian Wang, Kaiguo Chen, Meiyue Shao, Yao Shen, Li Jin, Guo-Zhen Zhu
Manipulating the shape and distribution of strengthening units, e.g. particles, fibers, and precipitates, in a bulk metal, has been a widely applied strategy of tailoring their mechanical properties. Here, we report self-assembled patterns of Gd nano-fibers in Mg-Gd alloys for the purpose of improving their strength and deformability. 1-nm Gd nano-fibers, with a 〈c〉-rod shape, are formed and hexagonally patterned in association with Gd segregations along dislocations that nucleated during hot extrusion...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
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