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A comparison of least squares regression and geographically weighted regression modeling of West Nile virus risk based on environmental parameters

Description: This article discusses the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors.
Date: March 28, 2017
Creator: Kala, Abhishek K.; Tiwari, Chetan; Mikler, Armin R. & Atkinson, Samuel F.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

MALDI-MS Imaging of Urushiols in Poison Ivy Stem

Description: This article reports on the first analysis of urushiols in poison ivy stems by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI).
Date: April 29, 2017
Creator: Aziz, Mina; Sturtevant, Drew; Winston, Jordan; Collakova, Eva; Jelesko, John G. & Chapman, Kent D.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Synthesis of Phenoxyacyl-Ethanolamides and Their Effects on Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Activity

Description: This article discusses the synthesis of two sets of phenoxyacyl-ethanolamides from natural products, 3-n-pentadecylphenolethanolamide and cardanolethanolamide, with structural similarity to N-Acylethanolamines and characterizes their effects on the hydroltic activity of fatty acid amide hydrolase.
Date: February 20, 2014
Creator: Faure, Lionel; Nagarajan, Subbiah; Hwang, Hyeondo; Montgomery, Christa L.; Khan, Bibi Rafeiza; John, George et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cells Are Inhibited by Diosgenin, a Steroidal Saponin, by the Attenuation of the Wnt β-Catenin Signaling via the Wnt Antagonist Secreted Frizzled Related Protein-4

Description: This article describes findings that demonstrate the affect of diosgenin (DG) on inhibiting the resilient breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) which could provide a benchmark for the development of DG-based therapies in breast cancer treatment.
Date: March 20, 2017
Creator: Bhuvanalakshmi, G.; Basappa; Rangappa, Kanchugarakoppal S.; Dharmarajan, Arunasalam; Sethi, Gautam; Kumar, Alan Prem et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Malonylation of Glucosylated N-Lauroylethanolamine: A New Pathway That Determines N-Acylethanolamine Metabolic Fate in Plants

Description: This article focuses on the gene At5g39050, which encodes a phenolic glucoside malonyltransferase 1 (PMAT1), to better understand the biological significance of N-lauroylethanolamine (NAE 12:0)-induced gene expression changes.
Date: November 17, 2016
Creator: Khan, Bibi Rafeiza; Wherritt, Daniel J.; Huhman, David; Sumner, Lloyd W.; Chapman, Kent D. & Blancaflor, Elison B.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells

Description: This article uses yeast two-hybrid to demonstrate through vivo bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC), direct coupling analysis (DCA), RNA-sequencing, ROS and iron imaging, and single and double shRNA lines with suppressed mNT, NAF-1 and mNT/NAF-1 expression, that mNT and NAF-1 directly interact in mammalian cells and could function in the same cellular pathway.
Date: April 20, 2017
Creator: Karmi, Ola; Holt, Sarah H.; Song, Luhua; Tamir, Sagi; Luo, Yuting; Bai, Fang et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Dry season limnological conditions and basin geology exhibit complex relationships with δ¹³C and δ¹⁵N of carbon sources in four Neotropical floodplains

Description: This article assesses the potential for basin geology and local limnological conditions to predict stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values of six carbon sources at multiple locations in four Neotropical floodplain ecosystems (Paranaá , Pantanal, Araguaia, and Amazon).
Date: March 30, 2017
Creator: Alves, Gustavo H. Zaia; Hoeinghaus, David; Manetta, Gislaine I. & Benedito, Evanilde
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

We need better understanding about functional diversity and vulnerability of tropical freshwater fishes

Description: This commentary extends a discussion initiated by Toussaint et al. (Sci Rep 6:22125, 2016) concerning the relationship between global patterns of freshwater fish functional diversity (FD) and its vulnerability to human impacts.
Date: November 11, 2016
Creator: Vitule, Jean R. S.; Agostinho, Angela A.; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M.; Daga, Vanessa S.; Darwall, William R. T.; Fitzgerald, Daniel B. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Wnt signaling in triple-negative breast cancer

Description: This review summarizes the involvement of dysregulated Wnt signaling in the progression of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and TNBC stem cells, as well as the emerging therapies that are currently under investigation.
Date: January 24, 2017
Creator: Pohl, Sebastian Öther-Gee; Brook, N; Agostino, M.; Arfuso, Frank & Kumar, Alan Prem
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Computational Identification of Amino-Acid Mutations that Further Improve the Activity of a Chalcone-Flavonone Isomerase from Glycine max

Description: This article discusses a computational approach that combines multiple sequence alignment, positive selection detection, and molecular docking to identify and design beneficial amino-acid mutations that further improve the intramolecular-cyclization activity of a chalcone-flavonone isomerase from Glycine max (GmCHI).
Date: February 24, 2017
Creator: Yuan, Hui; Wu, Jiaqi; Wang, Xiaoqiang; Chen, Jiakuan; Zhong, Yang; Huang, Qiang et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A chemical genetic screen uncovers a small molecule enhancer of the N-acylethanolamine degrading enzyme, fatty acid amide hydrolase, in Arabidopsis

Description: This article demonstrates the feasibility of using an unbiased chemical genetic approach to identify new pharmacological tools for manipulating FAAH- and NAE-mediated physiological processes in plants.
Date: January 23, 2017
Creator: Khan, Bibi Rafeiza; Faure, Lionel; Chapman, Kent D. & Blancaflor, Elison B.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Validation of a Non-Targeted LC-MS Approach for Identifying Ancient Proteins: Method Development on Bone to Improve Artifact Residue Analysis

Description: This article discusses validation of the potential of an extraction and characterization approach via application to ancient bone proteins, as part of a larger method-development project for innovation and improvement of liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry analysis of protein residues from cooking pottery.
Date: September 4, 2015
Creator: Barker, Andrew; Dombrosky, Jonathan; Chaput, Dale; Venables, Barney J.; Wolverton, Steven J. & Stevens, Stanley M.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Lophozonia tree cavities used for nesting by Slender-billed Parakeets (Enicognathus leptorhynchus) in the central valley of southern Chile: a potentially vanishing keystone resource

Description: This article describes and quantifies characteristics of southern beech (Lophoonia obliqua) trees and their associated cavities used for nesting by Slender-billed Parakeets in the central valley of southern Chile.
Date: February 6, 2017
Creator: White Jr., Thomas H. & Jiménez, Jaime E.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Role of the left aortic arch and blood flows in embryonic American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Description: This article investigates the role of the left aorta (LAo) in embryonic American alligators by surgically occluding the LAo and measuring oxygen consumption and, in addition, measured hemodynamic responses to hypoxia in embryonic alligators.
Date: October 30, 2010
Creator: Eme, John; Crossley, Dane A., II & Hicks, James W.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

ROS Are Good

Description: This opinion article focuses on the possibility that ROS are beneficial to plants, supporting cellular proliferation, physiological function, and viability, and that maintaining a basal level of ROS in cells is essential for life.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Mittler, Ron
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

More comprehensive forensic genetic marker analyses for accurate human remains identification using massively parallel DNA sequencing

Description: This paper uses massively parallel sequencing (MPS) to characterize 140-year-old human skeletal remains discovered at a historical site in Deadwood, South Dakota, United States.
Date: October 17, 2016
Creator: Ambers, Angie D.; Churchill, Jennifer D.; King, Jonathan L.; Stoljarova, Monika; Gill-King, Harrell; Assidi, Mourad et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. in Ticks Removed from Persons, Texas, USA

Description: This article analyzes the frequency and identity of pathogens and bacterial agents in ticks removed from humans and subsequently submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Program, from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2008.
Date: March 10, 2010
Creator: Williamson, Phillip C.; Billingsley, Peggy M.; Teltow, Glenna J.; Seals, Janel P.; Turnbough, Meredith A. & Atkinson, Samuel F.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates

Description: This article describes the use of three members of the human NEET protein family (CISD1, mitoNEET; CISD2, NAF-1 or Miner 1; and CISD3, Miner2) as guides to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins and their evolution.
Date: February 16, 2017
Creator: Inupakutika, Madhuri A.; Sengupta, Soham; Nechushtai, Rachel; Jennings, Patricia A.; Onuchic, José N.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Metabolic Allometry during Development and Metamorphosis of the Silkworm Bombyx mori: Analyses, Patterns, and Mechanisms

Description: This article studies the silkworm Bombyx mori, and hypothesizes that allometric relationships for metabolism both across all developmental stages and within each stage would not reflect conventional scaling coefficients.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Blossman-Myer, Bonnie L. & Burggren, Warren W.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Reactive oxygen species, abiotic stress and stress combination

Description: This article reviews recent studies on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in abiotic stress in plants, and propose that different abiotic stresses, such as drought, heat, salinity and high light, result in different ROS signatures that determine the specificity of the acclimation response and help tailor it to the exact stress the plant encounters.
Date: August 4, 2016
Creator: Choudhury, Feroza K.; Rivero, Rosa M. & Blumwald, Eduardo
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences