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  • Biology in Bloom: A Primer on the Arabidopsis thaliana Model System 

    Woodward, Andrew W.; Bartel, Bonnie (2018-04-01)
    Arabidopsis thaliana could have easily escaped human scrutiny. Instead, Arabidopsis has become the most widely studied plant in modern biology despite its absence from the dinner table. Pairing diminutive stature and genome ...
  • A PEX5 missense allele preferentially disrupts PTS1 cargo import into Arabidopsis peroxisomes 

    Patel, Khushali J.; Kao, Yun‐Ting; Llinas, Roxanna J.; Bartel, Bonnie (2019-03-20)
    The sorting of eukaryotic proteins to various organellar destinations requires receptors that recognize cargo protein targeting signals and facilitate transport into the organelle. One such receptor is the peroxin PEX5, ...
  • An omnipresent diversity and variability in the chemical composition of atmospheric functionalized organic aerosol 

    Ditto, Jenna C.; Barnes, Emily B.; Khare, Peeyush; Takeuchi, Masayuki; Joo, Taekyu; Bui, Alexander A.T.; Lee-Taylor, Julia; Eris, Gamze; Chen, Yunle; Aumont, Bernard; Jimenez, Jose L.; Ng, Nga Lee; Griffin, Robert J.; Gentner, Drew R. (2018)
    The atmospheric evolution of organic compounds encompasses many thousands of compounds with varying volatility, polarity, and water solubility. The molecular-level chemical composition of this mixture plays a major, yet ...
  • The effect of plate design, bridging span, and fracture healing on the performance of high tibial osteotomy plates: An experimental and finite element study 

    MacLeod, A.R.; Serrancoli, G.; Fregly, B.J.; Toms, A.D.; Gill, H.S. (2018)
    Objectives: Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is an established surgical procedure for the treatment of early-stage knee arthritis. Other than infection, the majority of complications are related to mechanical ...
  • The role of interventions in the cancer evolution–an evolutionary games approach 

    Swierniak, A.; Krzeslak, M.; Borys, D.; Kimmel, M. (2019)
    We propose to endow evolutionary game models with changes of the phenotypes adjustment during the transient generations performed by the parameters in the payo matrix which determine the fitness resulting from di erent ...
  • Walking along chromosomes with super-resolution imaging, contact maps, and integrative modeling 

    Nir, Guy; Farabella, Irene; Estrada, Cynthia Pérez; Ebeling, Carl G.; Beliveau, Brian J.; Sasaki, Hiroshi M.; Lee, S. Dean; Nguyen, Son C.; McCole, Ruth B.; Chattoraj, Shyamtanu; Erceg, Jelena; Abed, Jumana AlHaj; Martins, Nuno M.C.; Nguyen, Huy Q.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Russell, Sheikh; Durand, Neva C.; Rao, Suhas S.P.; Kishi, Jocelyn Y.; Soler-Vila, Paula; Pierro, Michele Di; Onuchic, José N.; Callahan, Steven P.; Schreiner, John M.; Stuckey, Jeff A.; Yin, Peng; Aiden, Erez Lieberman; Marti-Renom, Marc A.; Wu, C.-ting (2018)
    Chromosome organization is crucial for genome function. Here, we present a method for visualizing chromosomal DNA at super-resolution and then integrating Hi-C data to produce three-dimensional models of chromosome ...
  • Biophysics of object segmentation in a collision-detecting neuron 

    Dewell, Richard Burkett; Gabbiani, Fabrizio (2018)
    Adaptive collision avoidance behaviours require accurate detection of complex spatiotemporal properties of an object approaching in an animal's natural, three-dimensional environment. Within the locust, the lobula giant ...
  • Phenotypic Plasticity, Bet-Hedging, and Androgen Independence in Prostate Cancer: Role of Non-Genetic Heterogeneity 

    Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Kulkarni, Prakash; Weninger, Keith; Orban, John; Levine, Herbert (2018)
    It is well known that genetic mutations can drive drug resistance and lead to tumor relapse. Here, we focus on alternate mechanisms-those without mutations, such as phenotypic plasticity and stochastic cell-to-cell variability ...
  • The redox “filter” beneath magmatic orogens and the formation of continental crust 

    Tang, Ming; Erdman, Monica; Eldridge, Graham; Lee, Cin-Ty A. (2018)
    The two most important magmatic differentiation series on Earth are the Fe-enriching tholeiitic series, which dominates the oceanic crust and island arcs, and the Fe-depleting calc-alkaline series, which dominates the ...
  • Inducible Lung Epithelial Resistance Requires Multisource Reactive Oxygen Species Generation To Protect against Viral Infections 

    Kirkpatrick, Carson T.; Wang, Yongxing; Juarez, Miguel M. Leiva; Shivshankar, Pooja; García, Jezreel Pantaleón; Plumer, Alexandria K.; Kulkarni, Vikram V.; Ware, Hayden H.; Gulraiz, Fahad; Cavasos, Miguel A. Chavez; Zayes, Gabriela Martinez; Wali, Shradha; Rice, Andrew P.; Liu, Hongbing; Tour, James M.; Sikkema, William K.A.; Solbes, Ana S. Cruz; Youker, Keith A.; Tuvim, Michael J.; Dickey, Burton F.; Evans, Scott E. (2018)
    Viral pneumonias cause profound worldwide morbidity, necessitating novel strategies to prevent and treat these potentially lethal infections. Stimulation of intrinsic lung defenses via inhalation of synergistically acting ...
  • Policy support for biochar: Review and recommendations 

    Pourhashem, Ghasideh; Hung, Shih Yu; Medlock, Kenneth B.; Masiello, Caroline A. (2018)
    Significant evidence has accumulated demonstrating that soil biochar amendment has many environmental benefits; however, adoption has been slow. This raises the question of how to align the environmental benefits with ...
  • Spatially-Resolved Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 under Controlled Environment for Ambient Optoelectronic Applications 

    Birmingham, Blake; Yuan, Jiangtan; Filez, Matthias; Fu, Donglong; Hu, Jonathan; Lou, Jun; Scully, Marlan O.; Weckhuysen, Bert M.; Zhang, Zhenrong (2018)
    Monolayer (ML) MoS2 has become a very promising two-dimensional material for photorelated applications, potentially serving as the basis for an ultrathin photodetector, switching device, or transistors because of its strong ...
  • Surfactant-assisted individualization and dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes 

    McWilliams, Ashleigh D. Smith; Reyes, Carlos A. de los; Liberman, Lucy; Ergülen, Selin; Talmon, Yeshayahu; Pasquali, Matteo; A. Martí, Angel (2019)
    Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) belong to a novel class of material with useful thermal, electronic and optical properties. However, the study and the development of applications of this material requires the formation of ...
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Related Nanomaterials: Critical Advances and Challenges for Synthesis toward Mainstream Commercial Applications 

    Rao, Rahul; Pint, Cary L.; Islam, Ahmad E.; Weatherup, Robert S.; Hofmann, Stephan; Meshot, Eric R.; Wu, Fanqi; Zhou, Chongwu; Dee, Nicholas; Amama, Placidus B.; Carpena-Nuñez, Jennifer; Shi, Wenbo; Plata, Desiree L.; Penev, Evgeni S.; Yakobson, Boris I.; Balbuena, Perla B.; Bichara, Christophe; Futaba, Don N.; Noda, Suguru; Shin, Homin; Kim, Keun Su; Simard, Benoit; Mirri, Francesca; Pasquali, Matteo; Fornasiero, Francesco; Kauppinen, Esko I.; Arnold, Michael; Cola, Baratunde A.; Nikolaev, Pavel; Arepalli, Sivaram; Cheng, Hui-Ming; Zakharov, Dmitri N.; Stach, Eric A.; Zhang, Jin; Wei, Fei; Terrones, Mauricio; Geohegan, David B.; Maruyama, Benji; Maruyama, Shigeo; Li, Yan; Adams, W. Wade; Hart, A. John (2018)
    Advances in the synthesis and scalable manufacturing of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) remain critical to realizing many important commercial applications. Here we review recent breakthroughs in the synthesis of ...
  • Metallic nanoparticles for cancer immunotherapy 

    Evans, Emily Reiser; Bugga, Pallavi; Asthana, Vishwaratn; Drezek, Rebekah (2018)
    Cancer immunotherapy, or the utilization of the body’s immune system to attack tumor cells, has gained prominence over the past few decades as a viable cancer treatment strategy. Recently approved immunotherapeutics have ...
  • Frontier efficiency, capital structure, and portfolio risk: An empirical analysis of U.S. banks 

    Ding, Dong; Sickles, Robin C. (2018)
    Firm’ ability to effectively allocate capital and manage risks is the essence of their production and performance. This study investigated the relationship between capital structure, portfolio risk levels and firm performance ...
  • MEXIT: Maximal un-coupling times for stochastic processes 

    Ernst, Philip A.; Kendall, Wilfrid S.; Roberts, Gareth O.; Rosenthal, Jeffrey S. (2019)
    Classical coupling constructions arrange for copies of the same Markov process started at two different initial states to become equal as soon as possible. In this paper, we consider an alternative coupling framework in ...
  • A Self-Deleting AAV-CRISPR System for In Vivo Genome Editing 

    Li, Ang; Lee, Ciaran M.; Hurley, Ayrea E.; Jarrett, Kelsey E.; De Giorgi, Marco; Lu, Weiqi; Balderrama, Karol S.; Doerfler, Alexandria M.; Deshmukh, Harshavardhan; Ray, Anirban; Bao, Gang; Lagor, William R. (2019)
    Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors packaging the CRISPR-Cas9 system (AAV-CRISPR) can efficiently modify disease-relevant genes in somatic tissues with high efficiency. AAV vectors are a preferred delivery vehicle for ...
  • A finite element model for magnetohydrodynamic squeeze-film flows 

    Wagner, Jordan R.; Higgs, C. Fred III (2018)
    A computational model is developed to analyze magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) squeeze-film flows featuring an electrically conducting fluid subjected to imposed magnetic and electric fields. The model is based on the so-called ...
  • Interconnected feedback loops among ESRP1, HAS2, and CD44 regulate epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in cancer 

    Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Preca, Bogdan-Tiberius; Tripathi, Satyendra C.; Jia, Dongya; George, Jason T.; Hanash, Samir M.; Brabletz, Thomas; Stemmler, Marc P.; Maurer, Jochen; Levine, Herbert (2018)
    Aberrant activation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in carcinoma cells contributes to increased migration and invasion, metastasis, drug resistance, and tumor-initiating capacity. EMT is not always a binary ...

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