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Comment on "Measurement and correlation of the solubility of p-coumaric acid in nine pure and water + ethanol mixed sovlents at temperatures from 293.15 to 333.15 K"

Description: This article provides comments on the article "Measurement and correlation of the solubility of p-coumaric acid in nine pure and water + ethanol mixed solvents at temperatures from 293.15 to 333.15 K" published in the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data in 2016.
Date: December 7, 2017
Creator: Acree, William E. (William Eugene); Barrera, Maribel & Abraham, M. H. (Michael H.)

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.

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.

Virtual Reality for Research in Social Neuroscience

Description: This article discusses the potential of virtual reality for enhancing ecological validity while maintaining experimental control in social neuroscience research.
Date: April 16, 2017
Creator: Parsons, Thomas D.; Gaggioli, Andrea & Riva, Giuseppe

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

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.

Novel transcriptome assembly and comparative toxicity pathway analysis in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvae exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil

Description: This article establishes the de novo transcriptomic database from the embryos and larvae of mahi-mahi exposed to water accommodated fractions (HEWAFs) of two Deepwater Horizon oil types (weathered and source oil) in an effort to advance understanding of the molecular aspects involved during specific toxicity responses.
Date: March 15, 2017
Creator: Xu, Elvis Genbo; Mager, Edward M.; Grosell, Martin; Hazard, E. Starr; Hardiman, Gary & Schlenk, Daniel

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.

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.

Commentary on "Effect of β-alanine and the solvent composition on the solubility of solvate of calcium D-pantothenate containing four molecules of methanol and one molecule of water (D-PC·4MeOH·1H₂O)"

Description: This article points out problems associated with two of the mathematical treatments used by authors Han et al. (2017) for the solubility behavior of calcium D-panthenate solvate as the mole fraction concentration β-alanine approaches zero.
Date: February 7, 2017
Creator: Acree, William E. (William Eugene)