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Dissection of mechanical force in living cells by super-resolved traction force microscopy

Nature Protocols 12, 783 (2017). doi:10.1038/nprot.2017.009 Authors: Huw Colin-York, Christian Eggeling & Marco Fritzsche Cells continuously exert or respond to mechanical force. Measurement of these nanoscale forces is a major challenge in cell biology; yet such measurem ... more

Translation complex profile sequencing to study the in vivo dynamics of mRNA–ribosome interactions during translation initiation, elongation and termination

Nature Protocols 12, 697 (2017). doi:10.1038/nprot.2016.189 Authors: Nikolay E Shirokikh, Stuart K Archer, Traude H Beilharz, David Powell & Thomas Preiss Messenger RNA (mRNA) translation is a tightly controlled process that is integral to gene expression. It features int ... more

Highly selective synthesis of substituted (E)-alkenylsilatranes via catalytic trans-silylation and mechanistic implications

A new route for the synthesis of functionalized alkenylsilatranes has been developed based on the ruthenium-catalyzed trans-silylation with olefins. This transformation allowed for the synthesis of new (E)-alkenylsilatranes in good yields and excellent selectivity. Experimental studies conc ... more

Strategies to enhance the excitation energy-transfer efficiency in a light-harvesting system using the intra-molecular charge transfer character of carotenoids

Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid that is mainly found in light-harvesting complexes from brown algae and diatoms. Due to the presence of a carbonyl group attached to polyene chains in polar environments, excitation produces an excited intra-molecular charge transfer. This intra-molecular charge ... more

Topochemical Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of 3D Hierarchical BaTiO3 Microspheres Constructed from Crystal-Axis-Oriented Nanosheets

Novel BaTiO3 hierarchical porous microspheres were achieved by using H2Ti2O5·H2O (HTO) hierarchical microspheres as a precursor template via a facile solvothermal method. Interestingly, the BaTiO3 microspheres were constructed with two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets, which were composed of man ... more

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Correction: Electrowetting without external voltage using paint-on electrodes

Correction for ‘Electrowetting without external voltage using paint-on electrodes’ by Collin B. Eaker et al., Lab Chip, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c6lc01500j. more

Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants and Hydrolysis Products in Biological Samples by Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry

Paper spray ionization coupled to a high resolution tandem mass spectrometer (a quadrupole orbitrap) was used to identify and quantitate chemical warfare agent (CWA) simulants and their hydrolysis products in blood and urine. Three CWA simulants, dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), trimethyl ... more

Device and programming abstractions for spatiotemporal control of active micro-particle swarms

We present a hardware setup and a set of executable commands for spatiotemporal programming and interactive control of a swarm of self-propelled microscopic agents inside a microfluidic chip. In particular, local and global spatiotemporal light stimuli are used to direct the motion of ensem ... more

Sodium periodate-mediated conjugation of harringtonine enabling the production of a highly specific monoclonal antibody, and the development of a sensitive quantitative analysi ...

Harringtonine (HT) is a promising natural product that is mainly isolated from plants of the genus Cephalotaxus. Due to its remarkable antileukemic activities, HT has been utilized clinically in China for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). No antibody that recognizes free ... more

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging for ABH antigens detection of RBCs and saliva: secretor status-related ABO subgroup identification

Low antigenic expression of subgroup ABO blood system on red blood cell (RBC) is cause of discrepancy between forward and reverse blood typing in standard agglutination technique. Neutralization agglutination for detection of ABH substance in saliva is employed for verification. However, ne ... more

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Highly selective synthesis of substituted (E)-alkenylsilatranes via catalytic trans-silylation and mechanistic implications

A new route for the synthesis of functionalized alkenylsilatranes has been developed based on the ruthenium-catalyzed trans-silylation with olefins. This transformation allowed for the synthesis of new (E)-alkenylsilatranes in good yields and excellent selectivity. Experimental studies conc ... more

Strategies to enhance the excitation energy-transfer efficiency in a light-harvesting system using the intra-molecular charge transfer character of carotenoids

Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid that is mainly found in light-harvesting complexes from brown algae and diatoms. Due to the presence of a carbonyl group attached to polyene chains in polar environments, excitation produces an excited intra-molecular charge transfer. This intra-molecular charge ... more

Topochemical Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of 3D Hierarchical BaTiO3 Microspheres Constructed from Crystal-Axis-Oriented Nanosheets

Novel BaTiO3 hierarchical porous microspheres were achieved by using H2Ti2O5·H2O (HTO) hierarchical microspheres as a precursor template via a facile solvothermal method. Interestingly, the BaTiO3 microspheres were constructed with two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets, which were composed of man ... more

Field-theoretic Simulations of Random Copolymers with Structural Rigidity

Copolymers play an important role in a range of soft-materials applications and biological phenomena. Prevalent works on block copolymer phase behavior use flexible chain models and incorporate interactions using a mean-field approximation. However, when phase separation takes place on leng ... more

Direct Palladium-Mediated On-Resin Disulfide Formation from Allocam Protected Peptides

The synthesis of disulfide-containing polypeptides represents a long-standing challenge in peptide chemistry, and broadly applicable methods for the construction of disulfides are in constant demand. Few strategies exist for on-resin formation of disulfides directly from their protected cou ... more

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The master role of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor in melanocyte and melanoma biology

The master role of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor in melanocyte and melanoma biology Laboratory Investigation advance online publication, March 6 2017. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2017.9 Authors: Akinori Kawakami & David E Fisher more

Inside the USCAP Journals

Inside the USCAP Journals Laboratory Investigation 97, 230 (March 2017). doi:10.1038/labinvest.2017.7 more

Regression in primary cutaneous melanoma: etiopathogenesis and clinical significance

Regression in primary cutaneous melanoma: etiopathogenesis and clinical significance Laboratory Investigation advance online publication, February 27 2017. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2017.8 Authors: Phyu P Aung, Priyadharsini Nagarajan & Victor G Prieto more

Drugs with anti-oxidant properties can interfere with cell viability measurements by assays that rely on the reducing property of viable cells

Drugs with anti-oxidant properties can interfere with cell viability measurements by assays that rely on the reducing property of viable cells Laboratory Investigation advance online publication, February 27 2017. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2017.18 Authors: Niraj Shenoy, Mary Stens ... more

Identification of microRNAs associated with invasive and aggressive phenotype in cutaneous melanoma by next-generation sequencing

Identification of microRNAs associated with invasive and aggressive phenotype in cutaneous melanoma by next-generation sequencing Laboratory Investigation advance online publication, February 20 2017. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2017.5 Authors: Sankhiros Babapoor, Rong Wu, James Koz ... more

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Salinity tolerance, adsorption, and emulsification properties of nonylphenol alkyl sulphonates derived from bi‐component linear alpha olefin

Abstract A series of bi‐component nonylphenol alkyl sulphonate surfactants with different alkyl chains (C12/n‐NPAS, n = 8, 10, 14, 16) were synthesized through sulphonation‐alkylation‐neutralization, using mixture of linear alpha olefins as raw materials. The chemical structures were ch ... more

Blends of polylactic acid with thermoplastic copolyester elastomer: Effect of functionalized terpolymer type on reactive toughening

This study is an attempt to explore the effectiveness of thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPCE) as a toughening agent for improving the impact strength of PLA. Biobased Hytrel® thermoplastic copolyester of polyether glycol and polybutylene terephthalate was selected as the TPCE of choic ... more

Experimental and numerical investigations of evaluation criteria and material parameters' coupling effect on polypropylene scratch

Nine PP systems were synthesized to investigate the coupling effect of elastic modulus and yield strength on its scratch behavior. Adopting an integrated approach of scratch test and finite element simulation, the tangential force, the residual scratch depth and the groove shoulder area are ... more

Fatigue crack propagation in triblock copolymer toughened epoxy nanocomposites

This study systematically investigates the influence of a Polymethylmethacrylate‐block‐Polybutylacrylate‐block‐Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA‐b‐PBuA‐b‐PMMA) triblock copolymer (BCP) on the flexural properties, the static fracture toughness and especially the resistance to fatigue crack propag ... more

Influence of the soft segment nature on the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory polyurethanes

Shape‐memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) represent a highly interesting class of materials due to their applications in different sectors such as biomedical, textile, and aerospace. Moreover, it is possible to synthesize a variety of polyurethanes with different molecular architectures just choos ... more

All publications on chemical engineering

A review of quantitative structure–property relationships for the fate of ionizable organic chemicals in water matrices and identification of knowledge gaps

Many organic chemicals are ionizable by nature. After use and release into the environment, various fate processes determine their concentrations, and hence exposure to aquatic organisms. In the absence of suitable data, such fate processes can be estimated using Quantitative Structure–Prop ... more

Biofilm composition in the Olt River (Romania) reservoirs impacted by chlor-alkali production plant

Freshwater biofilms can be useful indicators of water quality and offer the possibility to assess contaminant effects at the community level. The present field study examines the effect of chlor-alkali plant effluents on the community composition of biofilms grown in Olt River (Romania) res ... more

QSARs and computational chemistry methods in environmental chemical sciences

Guest editors Kathrin Fenner and Paul Tratnyek introduce the themed issue on “QSARs and computational chemistry methods in environmental chemical sciences” of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. QSARs and computational chemistry methods in environmental chemical sciences more

Multi-channel silicone rubber traps as denuders for gas-particle partitioning of aerosols from semi-volatile organic compounds

During many measurements it is important to account for possible changes in the gas-particle distribution of aerosols containing semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC). If denuders are combined with currently used personal air samplers a simultaneous differential sampling of the gas and par ... more

Uranium Mobility and Accumulation along the Rio Paguate, Jackpile Mine in Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

The mobility and accumulation of uranium (U) along the Rio Paguate, adjacent to the Jackpile Mine, in Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico was investigated using aqueous chemistry, electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy analyses. Given that it is not common to identify elevated concen ... more

All publications on environmental technology
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