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Proteomic and metabolic disturbances in lignin-modified Brachypodium distachyon

Description: This article investigates global metabolic responses to lignin pathway perturbations in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon using a systems biology approach.
Date: June 7, 2022
Creator: Dixon, R. A.; Serrani-Yarce, Juan C.; Engle, Nancy L.; Barros, Jaime; Shrestha, Him K.; Abraham, Paul E. et al.
Partner: University of North Texas
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The flexibility of proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in plants

Description: Article presents research that explores proanthocyanidin (PA) biosynthesis routes in plants. The data suggests that different species have evolved different routes for PA biosynthesis.
Date: June 13, 2022
Creator: Lu, Nan; Jun, Ji Hyung; Liu, Chenggang & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Natural variation and improved genome annotation of the emerging biofuel crop field pennycress

Description: Article describing pennycress genome annotation improvements using a combination of long- and short-read transcriptome data obtained from RNA derived from embryos of 22 accessions, in addition to public genome and gene expression information.
Date: April 13, 2022
Creator: Lucía Arias, Cintia; Alonso, Ana Paula; García Navarrete, Tatiana; Mukundi, Eric & Grotewold, Erich
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Effective Mechanisms for Improving Seed Oil Production in Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) Highlighted by Integration of Comparative Metabolomics and Transcriptomics

Description: Article presents comparative biomass, metabolomic, and transcriptomic analyses between a high oil accession (HO) and low oil accession (LO) of pennycress to assess potential factors required to optimize oil content.
Date: July 14, 2022
Creator: Johnston, Christopher; Ortiz, Emmanuel; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Guzha, Athanas; Chapman, Kent Dean; Alonso, Ana Paula et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Dual Mechanisms of Coniferyl Alcohol in Phenylpropanoid Pathway Regulation

Description: This article reports that a major monomer unit of the lignin polymer can function as a signal molecule to trigger proteolysis of the enzyme L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, the entry point into the lignin biosynthetic pathway, and feedback regulate the expression levels of lignin biosynthetic genes.
Date: May 6, 2022
Creator: Chen, Fang; Dixon, R. A.; Guan, Mengling; Li, Changxuan; Shan, Xiaotong; Wang, Shufang et al.
Partner: University of North Texas
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N-acylethanolamide metabolizing enzymes are upregulated in human neural progenitor-derived neurons exposed to sub-lethal oxidative stress

Description: Article is a study determining whether ReN cells, a superior cell model system for studying neurodevelopment, differentiation, and neuroprotection, express proteins involved in canonical eCB NAE signaling and whether oxidative stress can induce their expression. This study is a first step toward determining how oxidative stress affects CB1, CB2, FAAH, NAAA, and NAPE-PLD expression and their potential defense against oxidative stress.
Date: August 8, 2022
Creator: Chapman, Kent Dean; Koulen, Peter; Duncan, Scott R.; Riordan, Sean M.; Hall, Conner W. & Payne, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Progress in Superlubricity Across Different Media and Material Systems—A Review

Description: Article provides an overview of recent progress in superlubricity research involving solid, liquid, and gaseous media and discuss the prospects for achieving superlubricity in engineering applications leading to greater efficiency, durability, environmental quality, and hence global sustainability.
Date: August 12, 2022
Creator: Ayyagari, Aditya; Berman, Diana; Alam, Kazi Istiaque & Erdemir, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Thymus Functionality Needs More Than a Few TECs

Description: Article is a review exploring the contributions of the many stromal cell types participating in the formation, expansion, and contraction of the thymus under normal and pathophysiological processes. Such information will better inform approaches for restoring thymus functionality, including thymus organoid technologies, beneficial when an individuals’ own tissue is congenitally, clinically, or accidentally rendered non-functional.
Date: June 10, 2022
Creator: Su, Dong-Ming; van Oers, Nicolai S. C. & Bhalla, Pratibha
Partner: UNT Health Science Center
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Comparing Methods of Defining Priority Areas for Greater Sage-Grouse

Description: Article comparing priority areas for wildlife species using different methods and data types. The authors used resource selection function (RSF) models to predict high priority areas and compared this to priority areas developed using two alternative methods: (1) modified conservation buffer, and (2) utilization distribution (UD) models.
Date: July 7, 2022
Creator: Gregory, Andrew; Parsons, Lindsey; Jenks, Jonathan & Runia, Travis
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Thermal Stress Has Minimal Effects on Bacterial Communities of Thermotolerant Symbiodinium Cultures

Description: Article comparing the microbial communities of three isolates from different species of the genus Symbiodinium (formerly known as Symbiodinium clade A) with different ecophysiology, levels of interaction with the animal host, and thermal adaptations. Results suggest that bacteria associated or co-cultured with thermotolerant Symbiodinium might play an important role in thermotolerance.
Date: May 19, 2022
Creator: Collins, Shannon M.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Case report: Early-onset osteoporosis in a patient carrying a novel heterozygous variant of the WNT1 gene

Description: Article presents a case study of a 35 year-old Caucasian woman who experienced multiple vertebral fractures two months after her second pregnancy. The results suggest a potential role of heterozygous WNT1 variants in the pathogenesis of early-onset osteoporosis. The authors suggest that teriparatide is one of the most appropriate available therapies for such cases.
Date: August 8, 2022
Creator: Longo, Antonella; Campopiano, Maria Cristina; Fogli, Antonella; Michelucci, Angela; Mazoni, Laura; Borsari, Simona et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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MtGSTF7, a TT19-like GST gene, is essential for accumulation of anthocyanins, but not proanthocyanins in Medicago truncatula

Description: Article shows that the mechanism of anthocyanin and proanthocyanin (PA) accumulation in M. truncatula is different from that in A. thaliana, and provides a new target gene for engineering anthocyanins in plants.
Date: March 16, 2022
Creator: Lu, Nan; Liu, Chenggang; Dixon, R. A.; Jun, Ji Hyung; Li, Ying; Wang, Ruoruo et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Biomimics of [FeFe]-hydrogenases incorporating redox-active ligands: synthesis, redox properties and spectroelectrochemistry of diiron-dithiolate complexes with ferrocenyl-diphosphines as Fe4S4 surrogates

Description: Article prepares and characterizes a small series of new [FeFe]-ase biomimics which contain a ferrocenyl diphosphine as a surrogate for the Fe₄S₄ moiety in the H-cluster of the enzyme. Mechanistic details of both proton reduction and H₂ oxidation have been studied by DFT allowing speculative reaction schemes to be developed.
Date: June 6, 2022
Creator: Richmond, Michael G.; Orton, Georgia R. F.; Ghosh, Shishir; Alker, Lucy; Sarker, Jagodish C.; Pugh, David et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Converging Cooperative Functions into the Nanospace of Covalent Organic Frameworks for Efficient Uranium Extraction from Seawater

Description: Article reports a new strategy for efficient extraction of uranium from seawater via converging the cooperative functions of adsorption–photocatalysis into the nanospace of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). This study establishes multicomponent COFs as promising candidates for efficient uranium extraction from seawater.
Date: July 14, 2022
Creator: Ma, Shengqian; Hao, Mengjie; Chen, Zhongshan; Liu, Xiaolu; Liu, Xianhai; Zhang, Juyao et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Preferential Solvation Study of the Synthesized Aldose Reductase Inhibitor (SE415) in the {PEG 400 (1) + Water (2)} Cosolvent Mixture and GastroPlus-Based Prediction

Description: This article presents evidence that the binary cosolvent system can be a promising approach for enhanced oral absorption in controlling diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications in humans.
Date: January 2, 2022
Creator: Acree, William E. (William Eugene); Hussain, Afzal; Altamimi, Mohammad A.; Afzal, Obaid; Altamimi, Abdulmalik S. A.; Ali, Abuzer et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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An X-ray fading, UV brightening QSO at z ≈ 6

Description: Article presents quasi-simultaneous X-ray and rest-frame UV observations of quasi-stellar object (QSO) z = 6.025 QSO J1641+3755.
Date: July 26, 2022
Creator: Shemmer, Ohad; Vito, F.; Mignoli, M.; Gilli, R.; Brandt, William Nielsen; Bauer, Franz E. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Weakly Aligned Molecules: From Molecular Detectors to Room-Temperature Tunable Masers

Description: Conference proceeding presenting a new mechanism of manipulation of population in molecular rotational levels in a weakly aligned molecules. Originally presented as an invited talk at the 29th International Laser Physics Workshop held July 19-23, 2021.
Date: 2022
Creator: Roy, Colin D.; Rostovtsev, Yuri V. & Branković, Zorica
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Exploring Changes in Quasar Spectral Energy Distributions across C iv Parameter Space

Description: This article examines the UV/X-ray properties of 1378 quasars in order to link empirical correlations to theoretical models of the physical mechanisms dominating quasars as a function of mass and accretion rate.
Date: June 6, 2022
Creator: Shemmer, Ohad; Rivera, Angelica B.; Richards, Gordon T.; Gallagher, Sarah C.; McCaffrey, Trevor V.; Rankine, Amy L. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Sex-specific mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy response to muscle damage

Description: Article presents a study examining the effect of sex-specific resistance exercise (RE)-induced hormonal response on mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy after muscle damage in untrained men and women.
Date: May 25, 2022
Creator: Vingren, Jakob L.; Luk, Hui-Ying; Jiwan, Nigel C.; Appell, Casey R. & Levitt, Danielle E.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Can X-Ray Observations Improve Optical-UV-based Accretion-rate Estimates for Quasars?

Description: Article presents a study utilizing a carefully selected sample of 53 radio-quiet quasars that have Hβ and C iv λ1549 spectroscopy as well as Chandra coverage, to search for a robust accretion-rate indicator for quasars, particularly at the highest-accessible redshifts (z ∼ 6–7).
Date: May 23, 2022
Creator: Marlar, Andrea
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Comparison of glide path and pathfiles in canal preparation by cone-beam computed tomography: An original research

Description: This article is a study describing the canal transportation of the different file systems in various combinations of the “Glide path (Gp)” by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Date: July 13, 2022
Creator: Pallewar, Abhijit Mallesham; Uppalapati, Vishwaja; Chhaparwal, Amit; Ahmed, Siddiq; Shariff, Suhail; Mustafa, Mohammed et al.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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