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Dynamic changes in transcriptome and cell wall composition underlying brassinosteroid‑mediated lignification of switchgrass suspension cells

Description: This article provides an overview of the dynamic compositional changes during brassinosteroid-induced cell wall remodeling, and identifies candidate genes for future plant genetic engineering to overcome cell wall recalcitrance.
Date: August 8, 2017
Creator: Rao, Xiaolan; Shen, Hui; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Hahn, Michael G.; Gelineo-Albersheim, Ivana; Mohnen, Debra et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Interfacial Properties of Bamboo Fiber-Reinforced High-Density Polyethylene Composites by Different Methods for Adding Nano Calcium Carbonate

Description: This article describes a study observing the effect of nano calcium carbonate (CaCO₃) modification methods on bamboo fiber (BF) used in BF-reinforced high-density polyethylene composites manufactured by extrusion molding.
Date: October 11, 2017
Creator: Wang, Cuicui; Xian, Yu; Smith, Lee M.; Wang, Ge; Cheng, Haitao & Zhang, Shuangbao
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Oral Supplementation with Baker's Yeast Beta Glucan Is Associated with Altered Monocytes, T Cells and Cytokines following a Bout of Strenuous Exercise

Description: This article discusses a study to determine if 10 days of oral supplementation with Baker's yeast beta glucan (BYBG) could modify previously observed suppression of monocytes, T cells, circulating and whole blood LPS-stimulated cytokines due to strenuous exercise.
Date: April 7, 2017
Creator: McFarlin, Brian K.; Venable, Adam S.; Carpenter, Katie C.; Henning, Andrea L. & Ogenstad, Stephan
Partner: UNT College of Education

Short-chain fatty acid receptors inhibit invasive phenotypes in breast cancer cells

Description: This article evaluates the effects of enforced overexpression of two known G protein-coupled receptors in two phenotypically distinct breast cancer cell lines.
Date: June 1, 2017
Creator: Thirunavukkarasan, Madhumathi; Wang, Chao; Rao, Angad; Hind, Tatsuma; Teo, Yuan Ru; Siddiquee, Abrar Al-Mahmood et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Potential Toxicity and Underlying Mechanisms Associated with Pulmonary Exposure to Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Conflicting Literature and Unclear Risk

Description: This review article will focus on known risks following iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) exposure supported by human, animal, and cell culture-based studies, the potential challenges intrinsic to IONPs toxicity assessment, and how these may contribute to the poorly characterized IONPs toxicity profile.
Date: September 7, 2017
Creator: Kornberg, Tiffany G.; Stueckle, Todd A.; Antonini, James M.; Rojanasakul, Liying W.; Castranova, Vincent; Yang, Yong et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Brain Inflammation, Blood Brain Barrier dysfunction and Neuronal Synaptophysin Decrease after Inhalation Exposure to Titanium Dioxide Nano-aerosol in Aging Rats

Description: This article focuses on the consequences of TiO₂ distribution on the central nervous system and particularly on the blood-brain barrier functions.
Date: June 15, 2017
Creator: Disdier, Clémence; Chalansonnet, Monique; Gagnaire, François; Gaté, Laurent; Cosnier, Frédéric; Devoy, Jérôme et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Critical developmental windows for morphology and hematology revealed by intermittent and continuous hypoxic incubation in embryos of quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Description: This article describes the exposure of quail embryos in the intact egg to hypoxia during "early" or "late" incubation for their entire 16-18 day incubation to determine critical windows for viability and growth.
Date: November 14, 2016
Creator: Burggren, Warren W. & Elmonoufy, Nourhan
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Providing Inclusive Services to Transgender Customers

Description: This article describes the work of the TX-Gender Project for Libraries to provide research-based resources to help Texas libraries be safe and welcoming places for transgender visitors.
Date: September 2017
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries